some rad things on my wishlist

Life got a little hectic after my birthday. I’ve also been focusing a lot more on music and discovering lots of really neat pedals. Here are some of the pedals and other odds and ends that are on my wishlist that I think are just really cool.

IMG_0056Matthews Effects Cosmonaut V2 Modulation Reverb & Delay Effects Pedal

I’ve needed a delay and reverb for awhile now. I have the TC Electronics Skysurfer and The Prophet, but they’re just not doing it for me. I fell in love with this one from this demo I saw. I love the atmospheric and ambient tones you can get out of it




JHS Pedals Unicorn V2 Analog Uni-Vibe Effects Pedal

This demo of it from JHS’s YouTube channel made me want to get this. I already have a lot of modulation effects on my board, but I think you can never have too many.




Walrus Audio Monument Harmonic Tap Tremolo V2 Effects Pedal

I just really want a tap tremolo on my board, and I like the way this one sounds.




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Caroline Guitar Company – Kilobyte Lo-Fi Delay

I saw this on a pedalboard on r/basspedals and was curious so I looked up some demos on YouTube. I fell in love immediately, and this will probably be the next pedal I pick up. Definitely check this one out: Kilobyte Lo-Fi Delay Demo


Vegan Leather Guitar Strap

I’m so happy I was able to find a vegan leather guitar strap online. All of the straps that I saw at my local guitar store had leather or suede on them (and even if they were cotton or nylon the ends still had leather). I found this one for $19.99: Perri’s Vegan Guitar Strap. I ordered it in both colors since I couldn’t decide.

I would recommend checking out JHS’s YouTube channel if you’re interested in learning more about pedals. I’ve been binge watching his videos and learning a lot this past week.

I know this is a little different from what I usually post, but I’ve been having a lot of fun playing and building my pedalboard. Food post coming Friday!

May Playlist // making music again

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I’ve been playing a lot of music this month and it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve mostly been practicing guitar and ukulele and I’m finally building a pedalboard! For now it’s complete (all I need now is a bigger pedalboard). I couldn’t be happier. I’m using a pedaltrain nano pedalboard with these five pedals:

  • TC Electronic Polytune 3
  • Electro-Harmonix XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator
  • EarthQuaker Devices Sea Machine Super Chorus
  • TC Electronic The Prophet Digital Delay
  • TC Electronic Skysurfer Reverb (the very first pedal I bought)
  • TC Electronic Ditto X2 Looper

I now know a few songs on ukulele, most importantly the Mii channel theme, and I’ve been following JustinGuitar tutorials for guitar. His lessons are so good, I highly recommend checking him out on his website and YouTube channel. I’ve also been sporadically playing with the free version of Yousician and working on scales from the exercise book from The Guitar Grimoire.

Here’s what I’ve been listening to this month. Let me know what you all have been listening to in the comments or on Instagram @healthy_ghost.

April Playlist


This month’s playlist is composed of the music I’ve been playing while making breakfast before work. Calming and comforting. It’s what I’ve needed this month.

I’ve been playing a lot of music lately too. I’m re-teaching myself piano and it’s been a lot of fun. I also ordered a tenor ukulele online and it’s currently on its way. Next month may be a playlist full of ukulele and piano songs I’d like to learn.

What have you been listening to lately? Let me know in the comments or on Instagram: @healthy_ghost.

December + January Playlist


I wanted to post a little throwback today.

I like posting monthly playlists on my blog because it forces me to listen to more music than I usually do and rediscover old songs I used to love. I listened to a lot of music when I was in high school, but now I don’t take the time to sit down and listen to an album without any distractions.

I would make playlists on iTunes and burn them to CDs to give to friends. We’d listen to them in their cars or when we’d have pool parties. I also used to make playlists on the website 8tracks any time I felt inspired by music and wanted to share what I heard. I used to spend a lot of time curating them and finding cover art for them.

This month’s playlist (a combination of December and January) will feature one of my old 8tracks playlists from high school, “Chill Electronic“. Thom Yorke’s music has always been a huge inspiration for me, and it’s what inspired this playlist. I added a few more songs to the original and posted it on Spotify:

Here’s a link to the original playlist: Chill Electronic. Check out some of my other old playlists too: ParanoidNoAndroid.

Here’s where all of my monthly playlists live: Monthly Playlists.

November Top 10 // a cosy and introspective playlist.


Another month, another playlist. For November I chose mostly acoustic tracks that encompass the feelings of the start of winter and that are very nostalgic for me. Listen to it at the bottom of this post.

Alexi Murdoch – Through the Dark

I discovered Alexi Murdoch’s music through the movie Away We Go about 7 years ago. I listen to his music whenever I need to relax: a calm start to my morning or a to get a relaxing mood flowing at night after a stressful day of work.

Brand New – Could Never Be Heaven

I finally listened to Brand New’s album from 2017, and I hate that I didn’t check it out sooner. Deja Entendu is one of my favorite albums; listening to Brand New brings back a lot of fond memories and nostalgia. I was hesitant to listen to it for some unknown reason, but I finally did and it’s great.

Jack Johnson – Belle

This song brings me back to high school, sitting in my room trying to learn it on guitar. I never got it down, but I may revisit it again soon.

Kings of Convenience – Leaning Against the Wall

Another relaxing acoustic album. I highly recommend checking this whole album out on a lazy Sunday, but this song is one of my favorites on that album.

Say Hi – My Eyes Won’t Weep No More

I listened to Say Hi a lot in high school, but I recently bought a Say Hi CD at a thrift store in Austin for $1.99. I’ve been hooked again since and it’s all I’ve been playing in the car (to DJ’s annoyance). To me, his voice is so relaxing and his music’s a masterpiece.

Thao and Mirah – Teeth

Another oldie for me from high school, this duo collaborated and created a beautiful indie rock album that I cannot listen to enough.

Vagabon – Alive and a Well

It seems I always have at least one Spotify recommendation each playlist. I was recommended this while making this playlist, and I’ve found one of my new favorite bands. I’ve listened to this album almost every morning before I go into work the past few days.

Bon Iver – Beach Baby

How could I not add Bon Iver to an autumn inspired playlist?

Badly Drawn Boy – Camping Next to Water

I’ve only listened to his first album, The Hour of Bewilderbeast, but I plan on listening to all of his albums soon, especially after revisiting this one.

Radiohead – Gagging Order

My all-time favorite band. Their acoustic pieces always leave me mesmerized. Gagging Order and Faust Arp are my two favorite acoustic pieces by them, but I chose Gagging Order because I thought it was a nice closing song for this list.

Thank you to everyone who has listened to and followed my playlists these past few months. I love making them. ♡