There are times on certain mornings…when I am dressed and ready for work, or sitting on the bus reading, or walking the streets of NYC and breathing in fresh air, that I am so content and happy and nostalgic all at the same time. This is surprising because I’m not even that good of a multi-tasker. It is a time when I am transported into my own little world, or maybe I am connected to the entire world, and I am glad to be alive, and glad to be me. There is a force that exists that drives me to want to do everything in that exact moment.
This feeling comes when I am well rested and have been awake for a little bit [not when I have just rolled out of bed, trying not to fall asleep on the bus] This feeling is aided when I am listening to music. Music makes me feel something. It’s true. The other morning I listened to Someday by Tegan and Sara. Firstly, the beginning of this song reminded me of a Mates of State song. Secondly, I really like Tegan and Sara. Thirdly, this song made me feel some way I can’t really describe. I don’t even know what the song is really about.
Sometimes music makes me cry. Sometimes music helps me get through hard times. Sometimes I am amazed by how many lyrics to songs I remember. If subjects in school were taught totally in song, no one would ever forget anything! Well, more specifically, if the digestive process were put to a song, a freshman year biology student would be more capable of retaining all of the info.
It is usually a given that I will cry when I go to a live concert of someone I really like. I’ve cried seeing Jukebox the Ghost, Coldplay, and most recently, Ingrid Michaelson. This is me at the Ingrid Michaelson concert when she just started playing. I am the girl in the sunglasses. I am not the man half-hugging me. [shoutouttt man]
Under those sunglasses Ladies and Gentlemen, are tears.
I can say I genuinely appreciate music. If music were to die tomorrow, I would feel comfortable saying I did not take it for granted.
I just looked at my ITUNES at the songs MOST PLAYED [in the past 5 years]. Here is the outcome:
Will You Return by The Avett Brothers
Breathe (2am) by Anna Nalick [Shoutout sophomore year in college]
Nineteen by Tegan and Sara
TV by Headlights
Wishing Well by The Airborne Toxic EventDog Problems by The Format
That Time by Regina Spektor
Sweet Darlin’ by She & Him
Here is a list of songs that are MOST PLAYED on my new laptops ITUNES:
Here is a list of concerts I have been to:
The Beach Boys
Bon Jovi/Nickelback [wasn’t a fan]
Black Eyed Peas/Pussycat Dolls
Mates of State
Gaia Mesiah [a Czech female-empowerment band in Prague]
Jukebox the Ghost**
The Pink Spiders**
Ingrid Michaelson/Matt Kearney**
I put stars ** next to the ones I really enjoyed. The other ones were ok. Some I didn’t care for. I have two more concerts coming up [Mumford and Sons, and Florence and the Machine] next month, which I am pretty darn excited about.
Here is me playing a Jukebox the Ghost song, Under my Skin. The audio isn’t linked with the video and there are mistakes to this. But I do like relaxing back and playing the piano…even though I have to sit up straight the whole time.
That feeling I have in the morning usually dissipates throughout the day and sometimes I don’t feel it for a while, but then it returns to let me know that I am indeed living life.