We All Want Someone To Shout For Is Two Years Old!

By Will Oliver, July 30th 2010 — with 15 comments Mix MP3 Personal Stuff Personal Thoughts

I was going through my blog archives the other day and wanted to see the official date that I started my blog. Sure enough it was July 30th, 2008, which means we are now officially 2 years young. Woah, where the hell did the last two years go?

It seems like it was only yesterday that I got the sudden urge to really start my own blog after some outside motivation from various people. It was partly a way for me to put all of my musical obsessions out there for my friends to see, but deep down I wanted to see if I could take this blog to bigger things. I remember seeing the rise of blogs like GorillavsBear, and was always amazed at how well blogs had done. Realistically, I never thought anyone would read this thing aside from some friends and family.

But here we are, two years later, and there are plenty of you. You subscribe to my RSS Feed, leave comments, e-mail me, write in my shoutbox, follow me on twitter. It’s all mind blowing. Two years ago I was just a kid who listened to way too much new music and probably annoyed the people around him with the new music he was listening to. Now I get to bother you guys, and you actually appreciate it. It’s pretty wonderful.

A lot has changed in my life in two years. Two years ago I was just about to enter college. I was only 17 years old. Now I am about to enter my junior year of college, and only have a few more months of being a teenager. I am somewhat of a different person inside, but in the core I guess I’m really the same. No matter what happens to me, this blog will always be a part of me.

I have all of you to thank for this. Without you, this blog wouldn’t be here. You guys push me to write multiple times every day to share my musical obsessions with. I hope that you enjoy this blog and that you continue to come back. I started We All Want Someone To Shout For partly for myself in 2008, but now I write it for all of you.

It’s been a great ride, but get ready for bigger and better things in the upcoming two years.


I figured I would share some songs with you that partly inspired this blog. These were some of my favorite songs that I formed emotional connections with that partly got me so invested with new music. Listen to the first song. It’s lyrics may ring a bell.

[mp3]: Arctic Monkeys – Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?
[mp3]: Voxtrot – The Start Of Something
[mp3]: Arcade Fire – Wake Up
[mp3]: Bloc Party – This Modern Love
[mp3]: Wolf Parade – I’ll Believe In Anything
[mp3]: Sufjan Stevens – Chicago
[mp3]: Beirut – Postcards From Italy
[mp3]: Ben Folds – Still Fighting It
[mp3]: Death Cab for Cutie – We Looked Like Giants
[mp3]: Doves – Caught By The River
[mp3]: Interpol – The New
[mp3]: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Heavy Metal

  • http://twitter.com/arimyg arimyg

    old school playlist right there. basically the core of my high school transition to the genres i follow now. holler back 19.
    — except i always hated ben folds

  • erin

    Happy 2nd bday!

  • http://www.twitter.com/heylucas Lucas

    now your babyblog is able to smoke just like that fat boy from indonesia 😉

  • Tom

    Wow, so cool, two years! congratulations! i’ve been checking this blog since last year, and i do it three or four times a day! nice playlist and it’s very cool that you choose the name of the blog because of the first line of the arctic monkeys’ song, that’s a really true fan! 🙂

    PD: greetings from argentina!

  • MacKenzie

    As a fellow music blogger who has been taking a break for the summer I have to say you have kept me fresh. I have been a consistent reader of your blog for at least a year and a half now. Thank you for you ear and willingness to share. Keep up the good work – here’s to another year.

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  • dan

    arctic monkeys will always be an ace band

    alex turner is simply an artistic visionary

  • http://cassette-kid.blogspot.com/ Elissa

    omg i love bloc party!

  • http://www.thefrontloader.com Swapmeet Louie

    Found your blog through Twitter and it’s become a daily must-visit for me. Totally dig what you’re doing and hope to see it grow into what you dream it to be. Congrats!!

  • Spencer

    Congratulations on two years. Your blog is the best. Keep up the good work.

  • damien

    Congratulations! Keep blogging! 🙂

  • Nina

    awesome accomplishment! Please keep at it as long as you feel motivated to; you obviously have a solid following, and you do a great, thorough job. Hopefully some good bands will come to Bing this year (I missed Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin because I had a humongous test the next day, but I saw Gregory and the Hawk, Via Audio, and a few others.)

  • http://biffwooten.wordpress.com Biff

    Hey again–saw you included Chicago in the list of songs that helped you start the blog. Just posted about Chicago and its other versions myself…thought you might want to check it out.


  • http://www.youtube.com/tolu9 Tolu

    I looove Beirut! The instruments in “Postcards from Italy” (along with basically all of their other songs) are amazing. But I also really like the cover Florence + the Machine made of the song, so I made a mashup of the two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RypQ7ZDIJHU if you’re interested!

    Great playlist overall, too!

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