The Late Night Trail – Part 7

“My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.”

Bob Marley

Afraid Of Dreaming

This one is a bit of the same and a little bit different. Yes I’m here at 4am like usual writing one of these, but the difference this time is that it’s almost self imposed. Almost. 

Maybe I’ll go into details at another point but the top and bottom of it is that I got triggered really bad a couple of weeks back (thanks PTSD) and ever since I’ve been having nightmare after nightmare. Sadly I’m already kind of used to this state of affairs but I’ve started to get a bit afraid of going to bed which is not a good thing, trust me I’ve checked.

It’s been a while since I did one of these because I’ve been spoiled by our household getting Spotify. So I thought while I was sat here not doing much of anything I’d write another of these tried and true methods of keeping me occupied for a bit.

And now for the copy and paste!

So let’s go over the rules for the new members of the church. When me and my friend used to hang out and listen to music we would often use YouTube, it was free and easy and new songs were just a click away. What we started doing though instead of searching for a new song/artist each time we would pick from the “recommended” section on the right hand side of the screen and this would repeat for hours. We called this system “The YouTube Trail” and here are the rules:

  • Pick a song on YouTube (preferably one you like)
  • Once it’s finished, pick another song from the recommended section on the right
  • Keep going till the trail runs dry or you get bored/sleepy (or until I hit 10, otherwise I’d be typing forever)
  • Make sure you are in Incognito Mode so your cookies/history doesn’t influence the Trail too much
  • Try to use a lyrics video or something similar otherwise you’ll just end up on the official band page for a while

So let’s get to it. Song number 1 is…

Song 1: Nine Inch Nails – The Hand That Feeds

Not a bad start this time round. I’ve not got a lot to tell you about the band or song cos I’m not overly familiar. What I can say is that it’s got a great beat that you can’t really help yourself moving your head along to.

Song 2 (Not That One): Drowning Pool – Bodies

Surely this an edgy teen from the 2000s classic? I’ve been in some heavy metal nightclubs when this has come on and the best advice I can give is go for a piss or get a drink, you might not survive otherwise.

Song 3: Metallica – Enter Sandman

Enjoy this lyric video while you can! Metallica are notorious for their copyright wars and who can blame them, their only multi-millionaires.

This a great song but I always found the little kid saying his prayers bit creepy as fuck, which I know was the purpose but still.

Song 4: Foo Fighter – The Pretender

It’s a shame I don’t do the music videos for these lists sometimes because I really like the video to this song. I don’t even know why but you can watch it here if you like.

I love the way the energy in this song rises and falls. I don’t know what that means, but I just typed it so there.

Song 5: AFI – Miss Murder

One of my partners’ favourite bands from when they were a teen, this is a really catchy song. The main reason I love it though is that it’s one of my favourite songs to play on the drums on Rock Band (god damn I just can’t stop talking about that game).

Song 6: Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun

And here’s a reason why I’m glad I don’t feature the music videos on these lists. Seriously, the way they make people’s faces melt and stretch is just bizarre, watch it here if you like.

For the longest time I believed this song was about Kurt Cobain because someone told me it was and I just never questioned it.

Song 7: Audioslave – Like A Stone

I don’t know what it is about this guys voice or the way he’s singing this song but it sounds like he’s singing it from his soul. A cool song sung in a cool way.

Unfortunately Chris Cornell (the singer) committed suicide in 2017 and it’s a shame I never took time to appreciate his bands and songs before he died.

Song 8: The Offspring – Self Esteem

I like The Offspring, I just wanted to get that out there before I insult them.

To me, The Offspring (or at least the singer) sounds like if Weird Al Yankovic wrote songs aimed at teenagers.

Song 9: Green Day – Holiday

I’m going to go see these guys in June! I can’t fucking wait!

A song from one of my favourite albums of all time, sung by one of my favourite bands of all time. This song has a marching off to war like quality (which is appropriate) that gets a room going. And that radio interruption bit in the middle always gets people shouting along.

Song 10: My Chemical Romance – Welcome To The Black Parade

Ladies and gentlemen, please all rise for the Emo national anthem.

There can’t be many people my age or who were teenagers when this came out who can’t help scream along with some of this song. That G note at the start of the song is a signal to all outsider kids that we aren’t alone and there’s a whole lot of people in the “black parade” for us to shout along with.

God that was sentimental, I’m just gonna mention the word penis just to remind you of the kind of level I usually operate on.

When I first saw the thumbnail for this video I thought it might have been an official video of some description but lo and behold this video (and others) is the work of a YouTuber with just this one video on their channel sadly. Fair play to them.

I’m also going to see these guys in June! Gonna be a good year for music in this house!

To Drowsy To Think Of A Good Outgoing Heading

So another list of late night songs done. This one was much more my style than the last one full of modern stuff. I’m re-listening to Welcome to the Black Parade as I’m typing this, it speaks to me OK DAD!

Here are some playlists of this list and the previous ones for you to check out if you fancy it: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

Thanks for reading! Until next time, remember to take care of yourselves. Peace!


Bonus Video

The best version of Bodies by Drowning Pool. Can you count to four?

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