February 18, 2011

Notes like a raindrops, they come from somewhere

What is it about music that can just take over us?
A song can instantly cheer you up. It can just as quickly make you sad. A lullaby will put you to sleep, when a song you love comes on the radio you just want to get up and dance! A song featuring the lyrics 'holy guacamole' just made me laughs...

It's one of the few things that everyone likes, and has an individual opinion about - and everyone 's opinion is different, and that's what is expected. In the public forum we are expected to have opinions that fall into certain categories of the argument. People often expect that if your opinion of A is B than your opinion of C must be D. And if your opinion of C is, say X , then your opinion of A couldn't possibly be B, but rather must be Z.

But with music's it's not the same. There are no constraints on the types of songs, or artists we prefer, based on what other types we prefer. Any like or dislike, and any combination of the two is perfectly acceptable. If your favorite song is a dead tie between Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture' and Led Zeppelin's 'Stairways to Heaven', its not only perfectly fine and normal, it might even be pretty cool. So, what is about music that we love?

Is it a message the song delivers, in lyrics for example? Is it how the sound feels resonating through your body? Is it what you see when you close your eyes? Or does it just unexplainably make you smile, and make you happy? Well, I'm not exactly sure. But I do know that everyone has a song that they will say they 'love'and they mean it. It's that one song that when they hear it, it just makes then genuinely happen, for whatever reason. It's something that will hold that a special place in your heart and that will have the same effect on you no matter when you hear it, be it in 5 minutes, or 5 years.

So, this music you love, that's so dear to your heart, where did it come from? How did you hear it? We are usually pointed to music by some source, the radio station, Pandora, a TV station, or show, any variety of websites designed to help us discover music, or even just a friend telling us. So, to leave you with a few thoughts, since you didn't find your music on you own, which has been making the decisions for you about one of the few things you are completely entitled to your individual opinion about. Think I'm full of it? Tell me how you found a song you love without any input from anyone else =)

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