Song of the weekend? Easy. Even though I didn't exactly expect it to be on the playlist, After Party by the Lonely Island ft Santigold surprisingly ended up in rotation. Something about the combination of Andy Samberg rapping as a badass drug addict and Santigold deliciously delivering a hook about "Jerkin' off" kept me reaching for the play button a little more than I should have...but in the midst of a weekend filled with everything from #painting walls, to drinking games in front of #Hot Rod, to dubstep production, it only seemed appropriate.
Say what you will about the Lonely Island's legitimacy as a mainstream musical group, but Andy Samberg is incredibly clever (See: most of this song)...until he talks about his dick too much (See: the second verse of this song). Still, all things considered, this is a great song and it'll make an amazing digital short one day -- you heard it here first.
But no matter how light-hearted the track's intentions are, the song's comical tone soon seeped into my subconscious until I started getting into that mentality - and then? ..and then? ..and then? ..I didn't quite tear off my clothes and scream at the sky, but in my painting-fume induced haze I definitely got to thinking...what the hell am I doing with my life? The obvious answer: Working 9-5 ... and then? Well, working 9-5 again.. and then? Uhhh, probably doing that again? and then?...well, you get the point.
However, after a lengthy chat with my old man about desk-job life (in which we #made chicken bacon caesar wraps and I preached Office Space to him) he bestowed this advice upon me:
"No matter how [bad] things are now, in 2 years none of this is gonna matter"
Not saying that #my life is horrible right now by any means.. I'm just dedicating this post to anyone who's on their transition grind; anyone who's on their I-don't-wanna-be-here-but-I-could-really-see-myself-over-there grind, but mostly it goes out to anyone who's hoping that in 2 years from now, they'll be in a better place then they are now. Sorry for the existential/melancholic post, but there's a mixtape to go with the theme.. Enjoy.
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1. After Party - The Lonely Island feat Santigold
2. Is This It? - The Strokes
3. Missed The Boat - Modest Mouse
4. Piece of Mind (demo) - The Dutch (exclusive)
5. A Good Day at the Races - Hollerado
6. Jackie Wants a Black Eye - Dr. Dog
7. Space Oddity - David Bowie
8. The Party & The After Party - The Weeknd
Download the "2 Years" minimixtape here