Maggie’s Pick 1.6.2015: “It’s My Party” by Lesley Gore & “Birthday” by Katy Perry

Because when I think, “What’s a good birthday-related song?” these songs get stuck in my head.

This one is surprisingly entertaining, though there is some language.


Maggie’s Pick 1.5.2015: “23” by Jimmy Eat World

“Amazing still it seems
I’ll be 23
I won’t always love what I’ll never have
I won’t always live in my regrets”

“I’m still driving away
And I’m sorry every day
I won’t always love these selfish things
I won’t always live…
Not stopping…”

Maggie’s Pick 10.29.2014: “When I Grow Up To Be A Man” by The Beach Boys

Ok, so this isn’t really my Pick. This is a special guest Pick from a very special birthday boy (birthday man?), Picked because of its summer vibe (the warmest of all the seasons) and its being about growing up, which is birthday-topical.

This is also a break from the Halloween picks, because just because your birthday happens to occur near a holiday doesn’t mean your birthday has to be about that holiday. Anyways. The Pick:

Maggie’s Pick 10.21.2014: “Come On Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners

Pick for my sister’s 18th birthday!!! 😀 and for “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” reference.

First, an HD clip from the film:

I know, the clip ends in a most unsatisfactory manner, though it is fun to watch Charlie work up the courage to dance.

But now you can listen to the whole song via this blurry 1980s music video! Yay!

The lyrics to this song are “far too young and clever” for me to quote very many of them, though I rather enjoy singing along with the ones I know (mostly the choruses). They’re kind of a little adult, just like my little sister is a little adult now (what is happening I was there right after she was born and now she’s 18 o.O).

Maggie’s Pick 7.6.14: ‘So Far Away’ by Staind

So it’s my half-birthday, and I find that birthdays, and half-birthdays, are good times to reflect and look ahead.

Recently I’ve been trying to figure out at which point I stopped wishing I had someone else’s life and started enjoying my own, stopped wishing I could be a specific someone else and started really liking being me and not wanting to be anyone else.

I think it was around 2 years ago, but I’m not sure. Anyways, this song really resonates with me on that train of thought.

“I can forgive and I’m not ashamed to be the person that I am today.”

Birthday Post/Birthday Promise

Hello! It’s my birthday. I’m 22 now.

From here on out I promise to post at least once a week, every week, on Monday, because I was born on a Monday and this year my birthday’s on a Monday.

I also promise to include more content like this:

It’s me performing “100 Years” by Five for Fighting, my favorite 22-related song. This year I plan to post a lot more videos of me performing, many with original music.

In April I’ll go off the once-a-week policy because I’ll be posting a poem every day, as it will be National Poetry Writing Month.

I hope you enjoy these new changes and stay with me for new content.


“Music never goes away. It is always available, but we are not always available to music.”
-Robert Fripp

‘Cœurs’ Commendations’ (new poem)

So tomorrow is my birthday. It’s supposed to be a happy occasion. Where I live, my birthday starts in 6.5 hours, but in WordPress-Land, it starts in less than one hour. I wrote a poem today and I’d like to share it, but it’s kind of depressing. Therefore I post it frantically now so it won’t bring down my happy birthday. Enjoy!

Cœurs’ Commendations
By Maggie McGinity

Silly conversations
And self-preservation
Couldn’t save me this time

Paper decorations
And cœurs’ commendations?
I’ll just have to get in line

The smoke is slowly clearing.
Although it’s change I’m fearing,
It’s time to face my fate

The hopes I’ve sheltered here
Have to disappear
Let’s get one thing straight:

They’ll never be together
Like we’ll never be together
For you’re hell-bent on Heaven
And gave me Hell for ‘forever.’
Though the seasons keep on changing,
There’ll be no change in the weather.

I’m lost, but I’m not losing two.
You’re lost, and I am losing you.
Loss proving our only truth.”

Lyrics from song I just alluded to:

“A drop in the ocean
A change in the weather
I was praying that you and me might end up together
It’s like wishing for rain as I stand in the desert
But I’m holding you closer than most ’cause you are my heaven”
– “A Drop In The Ocean,” by Ron Pope

And one more quote:

“Don’t want to let you down
But I am hell bound
Though this is all for you
Don’t want to hide the truth”
– “Demons,” by Imagine Dragons