The One I Want: Sethummer Playlist

Seth & Summer Banner
This couple is probably my favorite television and on screen couple. They were also in real life my favorite celebrity couple (Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson). Secretly a small part of me wishes they were still together off screen even though I know it’s silly and delusion because I don’t know them personally, the nature of what was their relationship, or why they broke up. Besides the point of this post is to focus on Seth and Summer from the O.C. I love Seth and Summer because deep down inside I’m a classic romantic. Summer was Seth’s first crush and love. Seth was Summer’s first real love as well. I love the fact that Seth adored Summer since he was nine and she ignored him but with the help of Ryan, Marissa, and Anna about seven years later he gained the confidence, courage, and opportunity to court Summer and she fell in love with him but not without struggling to win his heart instead Anna . Plus they were just really adorable. I loved when they had sex for the first time and how awkward they were. Not to mention the kiss on the table as they declare their love for one another. But there was also some painful moments in their relationship like when Seth ran away on his boat forgetting about Summer or when Seth said he didn’t love her anymore. Yet in the final episode of the series Seth and Summer tie the knot. Somewhere in TV limbo I image Seth and Summer are both married with two children; two boys one a jewfro sweater vest wearing comic book lover and the second a ginger with hypochondria and an obsession with horses and indie rock. Sethummer forever XOXO. Thanks. Enjoy. 

The O.C.- Cause for me it's always been you

The One I Want - Green Day
I imagine a middle school aged chubby freckle-faced Seth Cohen listening to this song thinking about his unrequited love Summer Roberts. Yeah sure there are other pretty girls around but Summer Roberts is the one that Seth Cohen wants and has always wanted.

The Boy Is Mine (ft. Brandy) - Monica
Summer Roberts Vs. Anna Stern : I remember the first season of the O.C and how this love triangle made me argue with my peers and fellow O.C. obsessives over Anna with Seth or Summer with Seth. Because I’m a true romantic I always wanted Seth with Summer because of his infatuation with her. I guess because I’m always a bridesmaid and never a bride. I’m the girl whose the friend instead of the girlfriend. Seth Cohen is also my spirit animal and I could relate to having a crush on someone but not for that long. I just wanted Seth to get Summer because they had such chemistry.

How Do I Feel (The Burrito Song) - Hoku
The first break-up of Seth and Summer I can picture Summer listening to this while Seth was on his boat sailing away. I think it’s got a perfect Summer vibe and California vibe as well. Summer wants to get over Seth but she just can’t. Instead she’s listening to whatever sad break-up songs she can, eating burritos, and hanging out with Marissa at the Beach, the mall, and the pool.

My Paper Heart - The All-American Rejects
“This wait for destiny won’t do, be with me please I beseech you”

Young Adult Friction - The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
“we came they went, our bodies spent”

Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
Reminds me of the first time Seth and Summer had sex. One of my favorite episodes of the O.C. ever!

Summertime Clothes - Animal Collective
“I want to walk around with you”.

Sunday Morning - No Doubt
Summer getting over yet another heartache because of Seth. Jamming to one of the best break-up song writing bands of all time No Doubt on a Sunday Morning maybe going to the mall for retail therapy in her convertible with the top pulled down and the sun shinning with some starbucks in her hand.

The Way You Wear Your Head - Nada Surf
I imagine Seth thinking of Summer while laying on his bed drawing pictures of her pre-Ryan,Anna, and his new social life. Another unrequited love song.

Counting Stars - Sugarcult
Remember when that little bitch on a boat Seth Cohen ran away from home because Ryan choose to leave Orange County to go back to the ghettos of Chino and Seth wrote both Summer and his parents a letter which left both Summer and his parents especially Kristen heartbroken? Yeah this song explains in my opinion how both Seth and Summer felt during that period of time.

My Name Is Trouble - Nightmare of You
“I want to kiss you on the mouth and tell you I’m your biggest fan”.

She’s So High - Tal Bachman
I know this song gets thrown around a lot on fan videos, playlists, etc. but I think this is one of the rare exceptions where it counts and is used in the proper context. Summer may not be richer than Seth’s family over all because of Caleb or they maybe around the same tax bracket but her social ranking is higher or at least it was since about birth because she’s always been pretty and popular. Summer started out as a vapid, stupid, druggie, shallow, party girl and Seth was a geeky-nerdy, sarcastic, comic book loving, friendless invisible dateless loner who didn’t play waterpolo. Summer was a princess and Seth was a loser.

Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard
This song just reminds me of California even though Yellowcard is from my native Florida. It reminds me of Seth and Summer as teenagers and their adventures and break-ups.

10 Mile Stereo - Beach House
“The heart is a stone and this is a stone we throw”.

I Found You - Alabama Shakes
“This isn’t sometimes yeah, it’s for always.”

Here Comes the Sun Again - M.Ward

I picture this song as the wedding song for Seth and Summer. It’s hipster/indie-ish and mellow. 

Clever Love : Songs about Blair and Chuck (Gossip Girl)

 4th Banner Design - Clever Love JPEG

 For my upcoming tumblr-blog/playlist posts I’ve decided to change up the themes. I’m going to do characters, couples, films, books, etc. as the bassets of my posts and playlists. Songs that remind of me “blank” character, movie, book, couple,etc. This specific playlist is inspired by “Chair” or Blair and Chuck/Chuck and Blair from the CW’s Gossip Girl. Even though I don’t watch GG or I haven’t since the first season(thank baby jesus for Youtube, Wikipedia and Tumblr) I’ve always adored Blair and Chuck even more so when their a couple. This couple is adorable, strange, endearing, and insane. The way that Chuck sometimes treats Blair really bothers me. He’s said some vile things to her and has been a complete asshole to her; but to be fair he has been an asshole to pretty much everyone over the course of the series. Yet Chuck’s love for Blair brings out the softer side of his character. He’s better when he’s with Blair, she makes him better. I think Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick do a great job of flushing out Blair and Chuck; I hope those two go on to do some great things after GG ends. The playlist is comprised of 36 songs and it’s on itunes/ping with the same title. I choose Clever Love as the playlist title and theme song so to say because in my opinion I think it encompasses their early beginnings in high school till now. The line I love from that song “you’re all I desire” kind of defines Blair and Chuck for me because they’ve always wanted one another but something’s always gotten in the way. I hope season 6 will end on a high note for both Blair and Chuck and finally give them the happy ending they deserve. Enjoy. 

Clever Love - Angels & Airwaves
Blue Light (Engineers 'Anti-Gravity' Mix) - Bloc Party

Lay Lady Lay - Bob Dylan
(Always A) Target - Radio 4
Dismantle Me - The Distillers
Blue & Silver - Lower Dogs
Hounds of Love - Kate Bush
Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin
Million Dollar Man - Lana Del Rey

Chemistry of a Car Crash - Shiny Toy Guns
You Have Been Loved - Sia
Turn a Light On - Kathryn Calder
I’m Not Sorry - Test York Reflex
Make Up Your Mind - Theory of a Deadman
Take On Me - A.C. Newman
Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order

Velvet - The Big Pink
Is This Love? - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
Teen Age Riot - Sonic Youth
Plainsong - The Cure
Somedays - Regina Spektor
Like Love - Rhett Miller
You Really Got A Hold On Me - She & Him

Subside - Junkster
All You Wanted - Michelle Branch
I Think You’re a Contra - Vampire Weekend
Before You Walk Out My Life - Monica
I For You - The All-American Rejects
Lullaby - Rogue Wave
Message of Love - The Pretenders
Puzzle Pieces - Tiger Trap
Always After You (Till You Started After Me) - The Walkmen
Dig - Incubus
Dedicated to the One I Love - The Mamas and the Papas
Faith (When I Let You Down) - Taking Back Sunday 

Some People - Goldfrapp

Too Young to Love ?

  I am far too young too love. At 20 and almost 9 months old I have come to the conclusion I’m not ready for romance, love, sex, or anything much dealing with another human being. I am far too selfish, irresponsible, unhealthy, lazy, and antisocial to love. What is love ? Why are so many people tying their knots in a bunch to love. Love is painful and distracting. Love can be anything but pleasant. Love can kill. I guess I’m a debbie downer because I always look on the dark side of things but my view of love is closer to pain than pleasure. My favorite romance films are always the darker films, off beat like Punch Drunk Love, I’m a Cyborg but That’s Okay, etc. over those happy go lucky normal romance films even though I like those too. 

  I say all of this because of my lack of romance and my lack of wanting to date, have sex, or have a boyfriend. I’m not even sure if I want to marry one day. Yet I’m far too young to decide any of this now. About a month or two ago a person older than me basically told me I needed to date, have sex, get a boyfriend,etc or I would become depressed; Well buddy it’s a little to late for that…seven years too late. In fact I think dating would be worse for me right now considering my state of mind. In fact I’m just focused on school and my health. Call me selfish if you’d like. I feel like so many people are dating and have relationships for no reason other than to compensate for other things that are missing in their lives. Instead of finding a boyfriend or girlfriend maybe they should instead find a therapist. 

  My whole life I’ve been very shy about romance or love. I’ve only had one legit crush and that was seven years. I can find men attractive but other than that…. I am maybe borderline asexual. I was definitely love shy when I was younger. I couldn’t even admit to having a crush to my friends. I’ve always had celebrity crushes though and I would shout them from the roof top. 

  This playlist has been on stand still for months and I thought now would be the time to put it into transmission and start up my mixes. This whole playlist is anti-love = down with love. Most of the songs are about how love & relationships are bad, painful, and not being/falling/believing in love. Some of the other songs are about lovers in trouble. The playlist title comes from The Big Pink’s song “Too Young to Love”  where the lead singer constantly sings he’s “too young to love”. Other songs like Bodies by The Smashing Pumpkins urge that “love is suicide” and The Darkness’s Love is Only a Feeling urges that love is a myth. The final track I choose is by Chris Isaak Wicked Games because the final line he croons is “nobody loves no one”. Maybe he’s right. Maybe they all are. 

Too Young to Love - The Big Pink
This Isn’t It - Giant Drag
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) - Nancy Sinatra 
Anything, Anything - Dramarama
Hey, Jealousy - Gin Blossoms
Love Is Only a Feeling - The Darkness
The More You Live, The More You Love - A Flock of Seagulls
Gloomy Sunday - Billie Holiday

My Heart - The  Ettes
True Love Is Not Kind - Jonathan Richman
Ex-Girlfriend - No Doubt
Bad Boyfriend - Garbage
Losing Grip - Avril Lavigne
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Don’t Fall in Love - Still Corners
I Don’t Need Love - Evidence
Love Hurts - Nazareth
Fruit Machine - The Ting Tings
Teenage Love Song - Rilo Kiley
Lover of Mine - Beach House
40 Days and 40 Nights - The Enemy
Unloveable - The Smiths
Bodies - The Smashing Pumpkins
Wicked Games - Chris Isaak