While I test out this whole “blog consistently” thing, I’m going to test out some other elements that I may or may not keep (see: follow through-I’m terrible with follow through). For now, I’m testing out a new element that I’m going to add to the end of each entry called What I’m Spinning.
I love music and more than that I love sharing music. I know it’s such a broad, general statement to say you love music. Everyone likes music to some degree. Music has played such a big role in my life, from learning to play the piano at 6 to concerts that changed the game as far as concerts go.
One of my favorites-Beach House and Vampire Weekend at the Hollywood Bowl Sep. 2010.
I’m not so much about lyrics as I am about being in the moment with a song, album or artist. To be honest, lyrics don’t really do too much for me. I’m more about what the song says without actually saying anything. That’s just how I connect to music though.
Music is my lifeline, in every way a lifeline can be. I wake up to it, work through it, sleep to it, live through it. A day without music, whether it’s a new discovery or something I’ve had on repeat for four months, is a day that I haven’t breathed; it’s a day that I’m unfocused. I’m trying to be less judgmental about music that I find to be repulsive and uninspired because someone likes that music. And maybe it moves them in the same way I’m moved by the sweetness of Buddy Holly’s “Dearest” or the purity of Florence Welch’s voice.
While my relationship with music is deep and what I’d classify as spiritual, from time to time I’ll get real about what I’m listening to. And sometimes, it’ll be bad. It’ll be so bad that you might lose what little respect you had left for me. It’ll be so bad that when that song gets stuck in your head, you’re going to want to meet me in a public place and scream profanity at me. Sometimes that deep relationship I have isn’t so deep. But. It’s what I’m listening to and you know what they say about sharing and caring.
I welcome suggestions, so share with me too!