Listening Party: Nine Inch Nails

ninNine Inch Nails came into my life like a tidal wave of which I’m still caught up in. I had no idea that this band would have such a lasting impact on my existence. Their music heals, feeds, restores, and definitely inspires me creatively. Here are the tracks that have always stayed with me over the years. Enjoy!

1. The Fragile

2. I Would For You

3. The Line Begins To Blur

4. Something I Can Never Have

5. Reptile

6. Even Deeper

7. The Perfect Drug

8. Lights In The Sky

9. Head Like A Hole

10. Hurt

11. Gave Up

12. The Wretched

13. Piggy

14. All The Love In The World

15. Down In It

16. Please

17. Last

18. She’s Gone Away

19. The Only Time

20. Closer

21. Only

22. Somewhat Damaged

23. The Becoming

24. The Warning

25. Into The Void

26. Ringfinger

27. The Big Come Down

28. The Good Soldier

29. Terrible Lie

30. Wish

31. With Teeth

32. Discipline

33. Came Back Hunted

34. Mr. Self Destruct

35. We’re In This Together

36. All Time Low

37. Every Day Is Exactly The Same

38. In This Twilight

39. Dead Souls (Cover)

40. Ruiner

If you’re a fan of NIN please let a sista know! Until next time, y’all…

Cheers, homies!

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Listening Party: Chris Cornell

Chris The music of Chris Cornell was not only something that could be heard, but also felt in the depths of my soul. I often found solace in his voice and lyrics. His music wasn’t something that I jammed to every once in awhile, hellz no. I listened to that beautiful and intoxicating voice religiously. I turn to him for musical inspiration as I write, read, and when I need something to get me through the emotional turmoil, isolation, and the physical anguish I often feel. So for this special edition of Listening Party, I’ve put together fifty-two jamz (a jam for each year of his life) from his impressive career. There’s jamz from Soundgarden, Audioslave, and his solo work. Thank you so much, Chris, for having such a consistent presence in my life. Rest easy, homie.

1. Scream (Solo)

2. Set It Off (Audioslave)

3. Face Pollution (Soundgarden)

4. Long Gone (Solo)

5. Mailman (Soundgarden)

6. 4th Of July (Soundgarden)

7. Can’t Change Me (Solo)

8. Sunshower (Solo)

9. No Attention (Soundgarden)

10. Yesterday To Tomorrow (Audioslave)

11. Scar On The Sky (Solo)

12. Nothing To Say (Soundgarden)

13. Burden In My Hand (Soundgarden)

14. Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince Cover)

15. Gasoline (Audioslave)

16. What You Are (Audioslave)

17. Sweet Euphoria (Solo)

18. Josephine (Solo)

19. New Damage (Soundgarden)

20. Fell On Black Days (Soundgarden)

21. Limo Wreck (Soundgarden)

22. Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden)

23. Moth (Audioslave)

24. Working Man (Audioslave/Rush Cover)

25. Part Of Me (Solo)

26. Head Down (Soundgarden)

27. Outshined (Soundgarden)

28. Loud Love (Soundgarden)

29. Room A Thousand Years Wide (Soundgarden)

30. I Am The Highway (Audioslave)

31. Poison Eye (Solo)

32. Murderer Of Blue Skies (Solo)

33. Like A Stone (Audioslave)

34. Slaves & Bulldozers (Soundgarden)

35. Somewhere (Soundgarden)

36. Blow Up The Outside World (Soundgarden)

37. Be Yourself (Audioslave)

38. Two Drink Minimum (Solo)

39. Cochise (Audioslave)

40. Rhinosaur (Soundgarden)

41. Show Me How To Live (Audioslave)

42. Billie Jean (Michael Jackson Cover)

43. Overfloater (Soundgarden)

44. Climbing Up The Walls (Solo)

45. Drawing Flies (Soundgarden)

46. Drown Me Slowly (Audioslave)

47. Zero Chance (Soundgarden)

48. Kickstand (Soundgarden)

49. Holy Water (Soundgarden)

50. Tighter & Tighter (Soundgarden)

51. Never The Machine Forever (Soundgarden)

52. Rusty Cage (Soundgarden)

Cheers, homies!

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Writing Playlist #16

acThis week’s playlist celebrates the music of AC/DC.

1. Let Me Put My Love Into You

2. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

3. Hells Bells

4. Ballbreaker

5. Squealer

6. Have A Drink On Me

7. Let There Be Rock

8. Back In Black

9. Love At First Feel

10. Big Balls

11. Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution

12. Highway To Hell

13. Night Prowler

14. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

15. Shoot To Thrill

16. Ride On

17. Hard as a Rock

18. Thunderstruck

19. Problem Child

20. Rocker

Cheers, homies!

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Writing Playlist #15

Cars This playlist features music from a timeless, creative, and eclectic band, The Cars. I love this band so much!! They have such a distinctive and layered sound; their songs are like mini new-wave masterpieces. The Cars are seriously the easiest band to write to. Can’t wait to jam while the ink flows.

1. Dangerous Type

2. Moving In Stereo

3. Drive

4. You Can’t Hold On To Long

5. Candy-O

6. You’re All I’ve Got Tonight

7. Since I Held You

8. Why Can’t I Have You

9. Hello Again

10. Bye Bye Love

11. Magic

12. Lust For Kicks

13. Looking For Love

14. Fine Line

15. You Might Think

16. Up And Down

17. Go Away

18. Shake It Up

19. Blue Tip

20. My Best Friend’s Girl

21. Let’s Go

22. Good Times Roll

Shoutout to bassist Benjamin Orr (RIP).

Cheers, homies!

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Writing Playlist #14

hip Here’s my Hip-hop themed playlist.

1. A Girl- David Banner

2. It Ain’t Easy- Tupac

3. Can’t Do Nuttin’ For Ya, Man!- Public Enemy

4. Who We Be- DMX

5. Shimmy Shimmy Ya- Ol’ Dirty Bastard

6. Expression- Salt-N-Pepa

7. Overnight Celebrity- Twista

8. Me So Horny- 2 Live Crew

9. No Time- Lil’ Kim

10. Mama Said Knock You Out- LL Cool J

11. Passin’ Me By- The Pharcyde

12. B.O.B.- Outkast

13. No K- Tech N9ne

14. Ruffneck- MC Lyte

15. Stay Fly- Three 6 Mafia

16. Back Then- Mike Jones

17. Sittin’ Sidewayz- Paul Wall Feat. Big Pokey

18. Game Over- Lil’ Flip

19. New York- Angel Haze

20. Pumps And A Bump- MC Hammer

Cheers, homies!

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Writing Playlist #13

goThis playlist is hard rock themed with a side of metal.

1. Stranded- Gojira

2. Blood Eagle Wings- Anthrax

3. I Hope You Suffer- AFI

4. The Day I Tried To Live- Soundgarden

5. Dark Matter- Straight Line Stich

6. Die With Me- Type O Negative

7. Dead Memories- Slipknot

8. Ride The Lightning- Metallica

9. Am I Inside- Alice In Chains

10. Tongue-Tied- Earshot

11. Pressure- Staind

12. No Fun- Crippled Black Phoenix

13. Never Leave- Seether

14. One Of Us Is The Killer- The Dillinger Escape Plan

15. Wildfire- P.O.D.

16. Survivalism- Nine Inch Nails

17. Soraya- Animals As Leaders

18. Kashmir- Oceans Of Slumber

19. Dying In Your Arms- Trivium

20. Zero Signal- Fear Factory

21. Ghostrider- Rollins Band

22. Addicted To Pain- Alter Bridge

23. Head- Otep

24. Vow- Militia Vox

25. You Lied- Tool

Cheers, homies!

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Writing Playlist#12

ninetiesThis playlist has a nineties theme. A majority of these songs were featured in heavy rotation on both radio, and MTV. šŸ™‚

1. Lightning Crashes- Live

2. Hooch- Melvins

3. Tomorrow- Silverchair

4. Knockin’ Da’ Boots- H-Town

5. That’s The Way Love Goes- Janet Jackson

6. NovocaineĀ  For The Soul- Eels

7. Comforter- Shai

8. Cumbersome- Seven Mary Three

9. Tell Me- Groove Theory

10. Greedy Fly- Bush

11. I’ll Stick Around- Foo Fighters

12. Sober- Tool

13. Hey Man, Nice Shot- Filter

14. Closer- Nine Inch Nails

15. You- Candlebox

16. Mysterious Ways- U2

17. Cherub Rock- Smashing Pumpkins

18. Clean My Wounds- Corrosion Of Conformity

19. Trigger Happy Jack- Poe

20. Secret- Madonna

21. Weak- SWV

22. Guilty- Gravity Kills

23. Warped- Red Hot Chili Peppers

24. Creep- TLC

25. Doll Parts- Hole

26. Loser- Beck

27. Feel The Funk- Immature

28. Naked Eye- Luscious Jackson

29. Gotta Get Away- The Offspring

30. Longview- Green Day

31. Gel- Collective Soul

32. I Get Around- Tupac Shakur

33. Superman’s Dead- Our Lady Peace

34. Stay- Jodeci

35. Lithium- Nirvana

Cheers, homies!


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Writing Playlist #11

snoop This playlist revolves around the music of my favorite rapper, Snoop Dogg.

1. Tha Shiznit

2. Pass It Pass It

3. California Roll

4. Loosen’ Control

5. Gin And Juice

6. Let’s Get Blown

7. Who Am I (What’s My Name)

8. Snoop’s Upside Your Head

9. Slow Down

10. Doin’ Too Much

11. No Thang On Me

12. Round Here

13. Lay Low

14. Sexual Eruption

15. Lodi Dodi

16. Down For My N’s

17. Doggy Dogg World

18. Snoop D.O. Double G

19. Ain’t No Fun

20. Murder Was The Case

Cheers, homies!

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Writing Playlist #10

hornsHere’s my hard rock/metal themed playlist. Writing wise it’s going to be a busy week for me. I want to do some extra blog posts to have on reserve; you know for those lazy days. There’s a short story that I want to finish before Christmas. And as usual I’m working on my main novel. I know how the next ten chapters will go, but I want to rearrange some things. I put this list together last night, and I’m digging the hell out of it.

1. Now I Lay Thee Down- Machine Head

2. Your Girl- Tamir-Kali

3. Addicted To Chaos- Megadeth

4. Ashes To Ashes- Faith No More

5. Forest- System Of A Down

6. Parasistic Twins- The Dillinger Escape Plan

7. I Can’t Remember- Alice In Chains

8. People Of The Sun- Rage Against The Machine

9. Gehena- Slipknot

10. Tear Down The Sky- Straight Line Stich

11. There Goes The Neighborhood- Body Count

12. New Damage- Soundgarden

13. Devout- Oceans Of Slumber

14. Feel So- Sevendust

15. Madhouse- Anthrax

16. Exhale- Kylesa

17. Who Will Save The Sane- Type O Negative

18. Mudshovel- Staind

19. Sickened- Disturbed

20. Refuse Resist- Sepultura

21. The Nobodies- Marilyn Manson

22. The Mission- Queensryche

23. The Perfect Drug- Nine Inch Nails

24. Shock- Fear Factory

25. The Calamity- Trivium

26. Battle-Axe- Deftones

Cheers, homies!


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Listening Party: Metallica

metI have tons of playlists dedicated to my writing. but I thought I would come up with something new. Listening Party will be a series of posts that will share- in my humble opinion, the definitive songs from some of my beloved artists. If I could come up with an artist’s essentials, or greatest hits list- again in my humble opinion, then Listening Party would be it. My first post is all about Metallica!

1. One

2. Fight Fire With Fire

3. Hardwired

4. Ride The Lightning

5. The Thing That Should Not Be

6. Of Wolf And Man

7. The Small Hours (cover)

8. The House Jack Built

9. Frantic

10. Blackened

11. Bleeding Me

12. Devil’s Dance

13. Trapped Under Ice

14. Carpe Diem Baby

15. Fade To Black

16. Seek & Destroy

17. Don’t Tread On Me

18. Creeping Death

19. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

20. Harvester Of Sorrow

21. The Memory Remains

22. Enter Sandman

23. King Nothing

24. Sad But True

25. The Shortest Straw

26. Orion

27. Cyanide

28. Hit The Lights

29. …And Justice For All

30. The Unforgiven

31. Master Of Puppets

32. The Frayed Ends Of Sanity

What are some of your favorite Metallica jamz? Let a sista know!

Cheers, homies!


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