Saturday, March 27, 2010

i woke up in a car.

A Something Corporate video to start your day. I may not have woken up in a car, but I woke up with this song in my head:

Music is an interesting thing. I used to think everyone thought of their life in terms of songs, and then I thought I was the only one. I think it depends on the person, though. People see their lives in different ways. I've always been a creative type of person though..or at least I think I am.

When I was younger, I wanted to go into music. There was little doubt about it. I loved piano and singing and I wanted to learn more instruments. Like most nine-year-olds, I would imagine life as a pop star with my friends, dancing along to Britney Spears videos and writing our own lyrics. I always wanted to be more serious about music than I actually was, I think.

I bothered my parents to death for a year before they got me a classical guitar for my sixteenth birthday. It took a bit of self-discipline but I picked up the basics and now I think I'm a little more than "okay"...haha. I feel rusty when it comes to music now though because I've been so out of practice. I miss the days of choir. Harmonies are amongst my favorite sounds in the world, and I still get chills when I think back to the songs we did in Chamber Choir.

I wish I had more time/energy/creativity to write more music. I'm glad listening to music doesn't take the same amount of time/energy/creativity.

Songs, for me, often define moments in time. They're attached to certain memories or people, and that makes it difficult (or easy) to listen to. I've never thought of myself as a music snob, though there are some songs, artists and genres I "meh" about. But when I hear something good, I file it away in my brain and it rarely ever leaves.

Or maybe this is just my excuse for quoting Black-Eyed Peas in my E105 essay.

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