all is groovy.

I'm back! Don't get me wrong: still working on assignments, still falling asleep at any seemingly free moment and still finding numerous activities to procrastinate with. Right now I'm working on my piece for Creative Writing - starring characters Kat and Sarah. They're the names behind this blog! Maybe someday I'll share the finished piece on here.

Anyway, back to the purpose of this post! A few days ago I started working on this music mix for a friend who wanted some happy music.

It wasn't until I started making this mix that I realised that most of my 'happy songs' are actually quite depressing. For example, one of my favourites is The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel: "hello darkness my old friend, i've come to talk with you again" (note on the link: i searched for ten minutes and couldn't find the exact version i listen to but it's pretty close and they're all pretty great versions anyway ♥).

I think the reason, or at least part of the reason why I like sad songs so much is because it makes me feel like I'm not alone in the sadness. Hearing "hello darkness, my old friend" just gets to me, every single time. It makes me feel like I'm not weird for being comforted by this sadness. Simon and Garfunkel lived in a slightly different time and yet all of the lyrics they sing seem to speak directly to me. Sad songs like that make me enjoy sadness, at least for a while. It makes me think beautiful thoughts and remember that no good art ever comes out of happiness.

If I could wish for one thing it would be to go back in time and see Simon and Garfunkel performing in their prime.

Am I the only one that likes typically sad songs as 'happy music'? What's your go-to happy song? Let me know in the comments.

Currently reading: my english creative piece (i'm a perfectionist and it will never be finished!)
Currently watching: Chuck (rewatching season 1 - looking forward to getting into bed and doing that!)
Currently listening: my depressing music.


  1. omgshhhh
    lol i took a subject at uni that discusses this (psychology of music), you should do it!
    It's completely normal to like sad music and I think most songs are sad (?)
    I like stereo hearts! =)
    ya blogging daily during exam periodddddd

    1. ooh sounds interesting! maybe i will if we have something similar :)
      yeah, i think a lot of songs are sad in some way or another.
      hehe that song is so catchy!
      mhmm, that's totally me. ugh why do i do this hahahaha

  2. I would love to read some of your creative writing!

    I'm the same with some of my "happy songs" - I remember that I had I Will Follow You Into The Dark on my happy songs playlist at one stage lol.

    I'm curious, How do you pronounce "Kathsah"?

    1. Good to know! I think I'd quite like to share it sometime! :)

      hahaha well it's two of my middle names: katherine and sarah and i just mushed them together. In my head I guess the "h" is silent so it's Kat-sarrrr? But I guess it could be anything! I don't think there's a correct pronunciation.

      And also 75% of the time I think it's a dumb name and I should change it ahahahaha

    2. I'll keep an eye out for it :P

      Ahh interesting! I'll definitely say it in my head like that from now on :P I can't believe you have two middle names btw, I don't even have one! I don't think it's dumb at all, I like it :)