Monthly Playlist – December 2021 (kind of)

It’s been more than a year since I’ve started this blog, and against all odds we’ve made it all the way to the final month of 2021. How did we get here? I don’t know. I haven’t really had time to process most of the things that happened since early 2020, yet here we are. And every dumpster fire needs a soundtrack, does it not? Lucky for us, Spotify was kind enough to provide each and every one of us with our personal soundtrack for the year, reminding us exactly how often we listened to depressing music to make it through the year.

I make no secret of having autism, it’s kind of hard to hide anyway. My psychologist and I talked about some of my behaviors and mindsets and she told me that although autism and OCD are two different mental health disorders, a lot of the problems that mental health disorders cause can be shared. I do not suffer from OCD, but there are definitely obsessive tendencies in my life that I should maybe kick out, but I don’t. I swear I’m going somewhere with this.
When I was younger I had an Ipod Nano, and on Itunes, back in the day, it would track how often you’d listened to a song. You could then sort your music by most listened to. Sometimes my favorite songs would not be at the top because I happened to listen to other songs more for some reason. So I would just spend a long time listening to one song on repeat, solely so it was at the top of my list. Spotify gave me that itch again, although I’m not giving in to it. I do find it curious to see my most listened to artists be ones I didn’t expect.

My most listened to artist was Machine Gun Kelly, which makes sense. His punk rock album “tickets to my downfall” lives rent free in my head and his song “I think I’m okay” with Yungblud and Travis Barker is a certified banger. Below that you had artists like Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Twenty-one Pilots. Surprisingly missing was Greenday. I definitely listened to American Idiot on repeat for hours and hours. Makes me wonder if they based your most popular songs/artists on times played or actual minutes played. The album combines 2 songs into one, so every song is like 9 minutes long. That would explain why they’re not at the top.

Anyway, I’m rambling. I’m still taking a little bit of a break from writing, since NaNoWriMo took a lot out of me, but I have plans for the near future and I can’t wait to bite into those. Until then, have a look at my spotify wrapped. I’m sure it’s just as uninteresting as everyone else’s, but that’s just the way it is. Thanks for reading.

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