The Antidote: A Playlist To Help Get Over It (When You’re Over It)

30 Nov

[I’m posting this a few days after originally putting it together. Been busy]

Working in a bar has its ups and downs. The night before Thanksgiving falls on both sides of that line. On the positive it’s one of the busiest nights of the year so the environment is more intense than usual, a change of pace is always welcome. The negative being that the majority of kids are home from out of town and feel it necessary to act like they are three years old with complete disregard for anyone or anything around them. By the end of the night it takes everything I have left not to just take out all of my frustration on someone before the doors are locked. Tonight was no exception.

This is far from a typical playlist. This is one collection of songs I may only listen to a handful of times throughout the year. I apologize to anyone who isn’t into hardcore or screamo, there was a time when this music was my everything and there is  something about each of these songs that whenever I put them on just sets my heart in a better place, getting me jacked up and motivated to forget anything that is negative and unhealthy from my usually positive optimistic self. Judge me if you want but these song I will always love.


Taking Back Sunday – “Timberwolves At New Jersey”

The Gaslight Anthem – “Stay Lucky”

Bright Eyes – “Gold Mine Gutted”

TV Ghost – “Doppleganger”

Bridge and Tunnel – “Wartime Souvenirs”

Say Anything – “Alive With The Glory Of Love”

The Format – “The First Single”

Sleepy Viking – “Calm”

Real Estate – “Out Of Tune”

Funeral For A Friend – “Drive”

Box Car Racer – “The End With You”

Jarrod Gorbel – “Ten Years Older”

Brand New – “Sic Transit Gloria…Glory Fades”

We Were Promised Jetpacks – “Ships With Holes Will Sink”

Sun Airway – “Put the Days Away”

Youth Lagoon – “July”

Akron/Family – “Light Emerges”

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – “In Fate’s Hands”

Pulled Apart By Horses – “Get Off My Ghost Train”

Alkaline Trio – “Radio”

NOFX – “The Seperation Of Church And Skate”

Saosin – “Translating The Name”

The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Nong Eye Gong”

Billy Talent – “Try Honesty”

Ezra Furman And The Harpoons – “Hard Time In A Terrible Land”

The Tillers – “Ludlow Street Rag”

Foonyap And The Roar – “Exurbia”

Senses Fail – “Bite To Break Skin”

Cap’N Jazz – “Little League”

The Used – “I’m A Fake”

From First To Last – “Note To Self”

Underoath – “Its Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door”

Chiodos – “Baby, You Wouldn’t Last A Minute On The Creek”

Tokyo Rose – “A Pound Of Silver Is Worth Its Weight In Gold”

Jimmy Eat World – “Bleed American”

Bayside – “Demons”

Armor For Sleep – “Williamsburg”

MiniBoone- “The Other Summer”

Hawthorne Heights – “Ohio Is For Lovers”

Have Heart – “Lionheart”

Anti-Flag – “The Press Corpse”

And Then I Turned Seven – “In Loving Memory”

Story Of The Year – “The Antidote”

A Day To Remember – “The Plot To Bomb The Panhandle”

Atreyu – “Right Side Of The Bed”

Glassjaw – “Tip Your Bartender”

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