1. I the Mighty - Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let It Go
-- Favorite Song: Where You Let It Go
2. PVRIS - All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell
-- Favorite Song: Heaven
3. Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile to the Surface
-- Favorite Song: Sunshine
4. Flint Eastwood - Broke Royalty
-- Favorite Song: Queen
5. Smidley - Smidley
-- Favorite Song: Dead Retrievers
6. Tara Terra - Where's Your Light
-- Favorite Song: Feel Better
7. Turnover - Good Nature
-- Favorite Song: Pure Devotion
8. Tigers Jaw - spin
-- Favorite Song: Guardian
9. Lights - Skin&Earth
-- Favorite Song: Morphine
10. Now, Now - Yours (Single)
- Andrew Huang - Stars
- Benny Greb - Grebfruit 2
- Gorillaz - Humanz
- Halsey - Hopeless Fountain Kingdom
- Kesha - Rainbow
- Hundredth - Rare
- Brand New - Science Fiction**
Obviously I didn't only listen to my top 10 list, so here is my Spotify "Top 100 Songs" and "The Ones That Got Away" Playlists. ENJOY!
**After the Jesse Lacey allegations, I just felt really weird putting it in my top albums.
As many of you know, my album and show Pendulum was released in Ball State University's Planetarium a year ago today. Since the release, both the show and album have regular plays on Bandcamp and YouTube, the song "Transit" has been used in a small promotional video, and the show returned to Ball State's Planetarium in January 2017 for another 4 performances - packed house all 4 times.
Every time I listen to my album now, I'm still amazed by the writing because I wasn't just composing in the middle of the night - it was at work, in class, during meals, sometimes in my dreams. Every down moment I had was spent working on this project in some capacity. 80% of THAT time was listening to music and studying music theory. Ask my roommates, bandmates, friends, and family... they'll tell you this is no joke, and I thank them for dealing with me.
SPEAKING OF THANK YOU'S... I'd like to thank musicians Alex Hoffman ("Singularity" and "Day One") and Kasia Wygocki ("Transit") for their awesome guitar skills. Thank you to Jared Sullivan for the incredible album artwork. Thank you to Dr. Willey for supporting this project and continually pushing me to do even more. AND last but certainly not least thank you to Dayna Thompson for collaborating and coding the most bad ass planetarium show.
A year later I'm sitting in my room thinking of what's to come next in my musical world, and I have many ideas up my sleeves. Yes, I said sleeves. Right now I'm collaborating with another musician and writing some music on my own. I hope I can share some of it soon because I'm excited about everything I'm working on. Stream or download Pendulum on Bandcamp today.
This is the last you'll hear of Pendulum for a while. Thank you for staying lit with me. Literally.
My senior capstone Pendulum is swinging back to the Charles W. Brown Planetarium on Ball State's campus for two nights next month! Please join me once again January 13 and 14 for the second coming of Pendulum: The Passage through Time. There will be TWO showings on both nights: 6:30pm and 8:00pm. AND the best part... *drum roll* IT'S FREE! No ticket required. Doors open 30 minutes before the show begins, so get there early to find the best seats in the house. Why not start your spring semester right with a healthy dose of sitting back, looking up, and taking a journey through time!
Place: Charles W. Brown Planetarium, on BSU campus
Date: Friday, January 13; Saturday, January 14
Times (two showings per night): 6:30pm & 8:00pm
Cost: IT'S FREE! No ticket required
Website: http://cms.bsu.edu/calendar/calendars/academics/planetarium (for more info)
I hope to see you all there because this event...
is about to be LIT. Literally.
Welcome to inside the mind with yours truly, Peyton Cox.