My Favorite Billy Talent Songs- A VERY Hard List To Compile!

 

Hello! I understand that I was supposed to do a full week of posts, but the grade eight workload was freaking crazy! So here we are…..

This is a list of my FAVORITE Billy Talent songs, and let me tell you that this was very hard to compile, as I love pretty much all their music. But these are the 10 songs that stand out for various reasons.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

5- A Passage To Bangkok (Rush Cover)

4- Stand Up and Run

3- Surrender

2- Burn The Evidence

1- Living In The Shadows

RUNNER UP:

Standing In The Rain

THE TOP TEN:

#10-

Try Honesty

Try Honesty

I love both versions of ‘Try Honesty’, and the acoustic. This song was definitely their rise to fame. They were all in a weird place when they made the ‘Try Honesty’ EP, with Ian and Jon in college, and Aaron learning he had MS. But this album shaped my opinion on rock, metal and punk.

 

#9-

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White Sparrows

‘White Sparrows’ is one of the only three songs that can make me cry. This song tells the story of a man and a women who are deeply in love, but then due to health complications, the woman passes away. This song really resonates and provokes feeling.

#8-

rabbit down the hole

Rabbit Down The Hole

‘Rabbit Down The Hole’ was definitely one of the best songs off of ‘Afraid Of Heights’. It is an amazing six minute power ballad that has one of Ian’s best guitar riffs yet. It did take me a few months to warm up to, but now it is one of my absolute favorites.

#7-

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Nothing To Lose

I don’t think I need to say anything about this one. Such a sad song. The other song that makes me cry. I love it. Don’t ask me why. I don’t know. I just do.

 

#6-

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The Ex

The single-handed best angry breakup song ever. It’s impossible not to love it as Ben sings about a girl who broke his heart so much, he felt he needed to write a song about it! It is one of the best songs ever. Even though i’ve never been dumped. Although, my best friend ditched me for the ‘cool crowd’, so that’s relation enough.

#5-

Devil_On_My_Shoulder

Devil On My Shoulder

I love it. It is absolutely fabulous. Hands-down one of my favorites. Some of the best guitar and bass works are on this one song. Some of it is actually so relatable! Ahem… As I get closer, my dreams get farther, I climb that ladder, you kick it over….. I;ve dug a hole so deep im gonna drown in my mistakes. Yep, so relatable!

#4-

Surprise, Surprise

Surprise, Surprise

That music video though…… But we’re not talking about tyrant pigs. We are talking about the rebellious sounds that made me fall in love with Billy Talent in the first place. I still love it!

Here’s the music video for people who want to see it…. I dont know why you would.

#3-

Rusted From The Rain

Rusted From The Rain

Getting down to the nitty gritty, are we?

What is there not to love about ‘Rusted From The Rain’? The music video had absolutley nothing to do with the song, but the video was still amazing like always. I love this song. It was actually the first song from their third album that I ever heard. ‘Surprise, Surprise’ and ‘Rusted From The Rain’ got me into this band!

#2-

the crutch

The Crutch

It’s hard and it’s raw rock and it’s absolutely f-ing flawless. One of the best songs on AOH (Afraid Of Heights). Like I said, it’s flawless. Out of all the songs on AOH,this one sounds the most like a traditional punk song. I love it. You need to play it as LOUD as freaking possible.

#1-

Billy Talent

Voices of Violence

This is one of my absolute favorites! But it really is a three way tie. I know this is one of their older songs, but it is one of the best. It also contains one of my favorite quotes: Don’t Wait For, A Knight In Shining Armour… Your Savior, is Reflected in the mirror. Yep. ‘Voices of Violence’ is one of the best songs they’ve written.

 

THE OTHER FAVES! (THAT TIED WITH VOICES OF VIOLENCE):

Perfect World

Half Past Dead

That is my top 10, and the ones that tied with ‘Voices of Violence’, plus others. Feel free to share your top 10, and like and follow me for more top 10 songs by artists like Young Guns and Cage the Elephant. Stay Gold and do your best to survive the first month af school! I know it’s difficult, but you can do it!

-Tash

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#TASHToSchool2017: 3 Cute Notebook Designs

More notebooks! Simply had too many that I needed to make another post just devoted to notebooks! I do hope that you guys like the last one. If anything looked different, that’s because I was typing on my tablet, and probably will be for a little longer. Maybe a week. Enough talk. I like to keep my introductions short.

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1. Lily Pulitzer inspired Notebook

You will need a computer and a notebook or binder.

The Only Step. Go to happilyhope.WordPress.com and print of one of her binder cover printables. Glue down and rim in duct take for a smooth finish.

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2. Song Lyric Notebook

You will need a notebook, some lace or other material that is similar, cardstock paper and some sort of label.

Step One. Cover the notebook with your cardstock paper and use the material chosen above to section it off. Believe it or not, I used a drawer liner, and it worked just fine.

Step Two. Write the song lyrics in the gaps. You can write the lyrics to just one song, songs by one artist or collage a bunch of songs that you like or lyrics that you like.

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3. Sunset Quote Notebook
You will need paint inthe colors of through sunset and ocean and a notebook.

Step One. Paintthe notebook in an ombre over the top two thirds. Once that is dry, paint the ‘ocean’ with blue. Wait for it to dry, then paint on the wave crests in white.

Step Two. Once the entire notebook is 100 percent dry, write on some smart aleck quite in black Sharpe and draw some details to enhance. Because I was painting my sketchbook I wrote ‘Art does not have match your sofa’, a Suzy Toronto quote. Seal with anything you have to seal it with to finish.

Thanks for reading my blog. As usual, you can show your support by following my blog and liking my posts. I hope you enjoyed these notebooks, and also my last set, DIY Tumblr Notebooks 2017.  Hopefully next week I’ll have a full BTS post up, and some more summery stuffs well, because the summer aint over yet. Post soon,

-Tash

ANXIETY and School. How to Overcome Your Anxiety at School. #TASHToSchool2017

anx·i·e·ty
aNGˈzīədē/
noun
noun: anxiety; plural noun: anxieties
  1. a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
    “he felt a surge of anxiety”
    synonyms: worry, concern, apprehension, apprehensiveness, uneasiness, unease, fearfulness, fear, disquiet, disquietude, inquietude, perturbation, agitation, angst, misgiving, nervousness, nerves, tension, tenseness; More

    informalheebie-jeebies, butterflies (in one’s stomach), jitteriness, the jitters, twitchiness
    “his anxiety grew”
    antonyms: calmness, serenity
    • desire to do something, typically accompanied by unease.
      “the housekeeper’s eager anxiety to please”
      synonyms: eagerness, keenness, desire

      “an anxiety to please”
    • Psychiatry
      a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.
Origin
early 16th century: from French anxiété or Latin anxietas, from anxius (see anxious).
 
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Anxiety can really get in the way, more often than not. It gets in the way at school, mostly. I suffer from it. A lot of people do. These are some tips that are a blend of what works for me and what has been recommended by the lovely jessiepaege on YouTube. I really do hope these tips help, so why don’t we get started.
 
 
Tip #1: Find Your Support Group
Everybody needs a life support group. This group should be people you can talk to and feel comfortable talking to about whatever is bothering you.
Tip #2: Don’t Attach Food to Emotion
If you attach food to emotion, it changes your eating habits for the worse. You can either overeat or undereat, and neither are good for you. You need to eat normally.
Tip #3: Music
Make a playlist to listen to when things become to much. Here are some of the songs I use:
Songs That Make Me Want To Dance
Diamond On A Landmine- Billy Talent
Louder Than The DJ- Billy Talent
I Want Out- Young Guns
Dracula- Bea Miller
Empowering Songs
Like That- Bea Miller
Wild Things- Alessia Cara
Young Blood- Bea Miller
Sad Songs
Nothing To Lose- Billy Talent
When We Were Young- Adele
Cure For The Enemy- Billy Talent
Too Late To Say Goodbye- Cage The Elephant
Tip #4: Distractions
Have something to take your mind off of whatever is bugging you. If they aren’t banned, fidget spinners work great. If you don’t have a spinner, or can’t bring one, wear a hairtie on your wrist and mess around with it. It takes your mind off of what is bugging you.
Tip #5: Journal
Keep a journal to just write down whatever is bugging you so that you can talk about whatever is bugging you later. It works, trust me.
Follow my blog if you don’t want to miss anymore of #TASHToSchool2017 and think that is should do more posts like this. It really supports me, so it is appreciated. I hope that this helps some of you, and that you enjoy reading some of my other posts. Talk soon!
-Tash