On this particular holiday many are left feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, happy or sad. Whichever way your V Day went, just remember, it’s one day. It ain’t gonna change your life. Unless your significant other proposed, then congrats! I usually don’t react to Valentine’s day that much, but today I definitely woke up on the right side of the bed and feel like leaving small hearts everywhere. So I’m going to keep this simple and short and address those that are currently closest to me here in Vancouver, cause they deserve to know someone cares, and someone loves them. And what better way than to announce it in public on this particular day!
You know you love me, xoxo, GOSSIP GIRL.
Alexis – I love you because you remind me to keep the fire in my belly alive, and to never take shit from anyone.
Caely-ann – I love you because you are my family.
Sean – I love you because you will always pick up at 4 am, you never sweat the small stuff with me, and you only ever let me be me.
Jordan – I love you because you make those around you feel special, loved and cared for, when you don’t even realize just how special you are.
Drew – I love you because there is nothing better than having that friend you have an infinite amount of inside jokes with that never, ever get old. Thank you for making me truly laugh on a regular basis.
Byron – I love you cause you are the ying to my yang.
Franz – I love you cause I love you, even when you are scary morning ‘I’ve had no coffee’ Franz. That much. TRULY. MADLY. DEEPLY.
TUNES FOR YOUR DAY OF LOVE OR HATE
Needing/Getting by Ok Go
This video went viral last week, for good reason because it’s tremendous, but the song on its own is spectacular. What raw and honest lyrics. Love the way lead singer Damon gets through this with just the right amount of cool anger towards the person he sings about, and himself, on gem lines like:
“there ain’t much that’s dumber than pinning your hopes on a change in another”
“Needing is one thing, and getting’s another”
“it don’t get much dumber, than trying to forget a girl when you love her”
Simple but down to the point, and the fierce, organized chaos that is the solo turning into an interlude, finishing with a calmed down and sad closure of wallowing lyrics of “When? Why not now? Why not me?” is perfection.
Royalty by Down With Webster
Are these the same dudes that have been releasing mediocre pop songs that only get played in Canada? I like this darker more slick side of them. They’re obviously going for a certain vibe here, and succeed. Sad party girls are always sad, let them have their songs. So girls, kick off your heels at the end of the night and let your head spin, this anthem is for you.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings by Father John Misty
Ever feel lonely for no good reason and you have no idea why? That mystical sadness that can wash over you from out of nowhere and beat your heart up? This is the song for it. Absolutely necessary. This band needs to release more songs ASAP. Hits you in the chest.
We are Young by fun. ft. Janelle Monae
My dance teacher used this last week for choreography and it was very different. It starts off pretty unimpressive and then turns into 3 different songs, one getting more awesome than the next. It might need a few listens to grow on you, but once it does, you will feel like it’s the anthem of your mid-twenties.
“Maybe we could find new ways to fall apart
But our friends are back
So let’s raise a toast
‘Cause I found someone to carry me home
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun”
All Is Not Lost by Ok Go
Clearly I’m on an Ok Go binge, but this is another underrated gem of them. All is never not lost indeed.