2021 Week #17

May 9, 2021

Day 23 of 100 Days to Offload

Zuko Picture of the Week

My black cat lying on his back and somewhat his side, arms splayed to the side, smol head and big body

What Happened

  • Mother’s day on Sunday! Ate sushi and ramen with my family.

  • My Habitica character is still level 19, oops. I lost a level because I had a rough week this week. Lost my spring event flower too. :<

My little habitica character with only one sword.

  • Had a hard time with habits this week because work stress crept up on me. I find that when I do poorly at work, my home life also tanks. Lovely correlation.

Goals Review

  • Lose weight
    • Ordered pizza, oops.
  • Read more
    • Did a lot of eating at my desk, very little reading.
  • Waste less time
    • More YouTube video watching for me. :/

This Week’s Tunes by Playcount

Top Artists

  1. downy (+5)
  2. Daichi Miura (+4)
  3. CL
  4. Asako Toki
  6. 宇多田ヒカル (-3)
  7. BiSH
  9. Snail Mail
  10. dress, sogumm (-8)

I think I listened to a lot of spotify this week because these are all artists on my ATM playlist. I finally found where to buy downy music as they have a bandcamp! Now I need to find a place where I can buy sogumm’s latest single. I pre-ordered One Last Kiss vinyl and hopefully that will be coming soon (and comes with a download link too).

Top Albums

  1. 第七作品集『無題』 by downy (+4)
  2. Backwards by Daichi Miura (+2)
  3. PASSION BLUE by Asako Toki
  4. 20, Stop it. by KID FRESINO
  5. STAR by BiSH
  6. My Taste by dress, sogumm (-5)
  7. Lush by Snail Mail
  8. Rolling Stone by JMSN
  10. ターゲット by FLOWER FLOWER

Top Tracks

  1. 美しい顔 by Asako Toki
  2. No Sun - toe remix by KID FRESINO
  3. Sunday by FLOWER FLOWER
  4. 角砂糖 by downy
  5. About You by Daichi Miura (-3)
  6. STAR by BiSH (+1)
  7. Rolling Stone by JMSN
  8. Roxanne by The Police
  9. One Last Kiss by Hikaru Utada
  10. My Taste (ft. ZICO) by dress, sogumm (-9)

美しい顔 is a fun and groovy track. I love songs with disco-esque strings and a funky bass. No Sun is a pleasant discovery for me. I’m not a die hard rap fan, my taste in rap is rather lukewarm. I dug this track, specifically the toe remix. toe is a math rock band from Japan that I quite like and I found their remix was very much in their lane but it also perfectly complemented the KID FRESINO’s track. The clear guitars and the crisp beat on the drums, the licks on the bass. It’s perfect. I’d love for toe to remix all of KID FRESINO’s songs, please and thank you. I much prefer the remix over the original. I think the drums really adds a lot to the song. The hi-hats is just… Perfection.

FLOWER FLOWER is YUI’s new band. Well, not so new, she’s been with them for a few years now. I really don’t go out of my way to listen to it but Sunday is a really good song. There is a part of the song where the instruments stop and it’s just YUI crooning nice and low. The build up to that is worth it.

JMSN came out with new material! I really dig JMSN. I’m bad with genres, I think he’s R&B? I love his haunting mixes and introspective lyrics. I think that sums up my entire musical taste, honestly. Rolling Stone is just a great track. His falsetto is on point. And then when the song starts off proper. Mmm. Good shit.

My friends and I have a huge collaborative playlist on Spotify and some of my friends are really into classic rock hits. The Police was on the playlist and Roxanne really vibed with me. Sting’s yell-singing a woman’s name reminded me of Eric Clapton in Layla. I love a good passionate voice against an electrical guitar. I’m really uneductated, I never knew The Police were reggae. I just thought they were equivalent to The Doors or something (but that could just be because they are bands named The ).

My ATM Playlist

  • 角砂糖 by downy
  • Egotistic by MAMAMOO
  • One Last Kiss by Utada Hikaru
  • About You by Daichi Miura
  • Life by YUI
  • Wish You Were Here by CL
  • Satisifed by The Hamilton Cast
  • STAR by BiSH
  • Graden by Meet Me @ The Altar
  • My Taste (ft. ZICO) by dress, sogumm
  • 美しい顔 by Asako Toki
  • No Sun - toe Remix by KID FRESINO
  • Rolling Stone by JMSN
  • Sunday by FLOWER FLOWER
  • Roxanne by The Police
  • Remember When by Chevelle