I love music, like maybe more than most people. Music still hits me hard, like hearing a song play and getting goose bumps. I do not go a day and barely hours without listening to music, in fact, I am listening “Lakeshore” by Of Monsters and Men while I type this. Check it out you will love it, also imagine it blaring from your stereo while driving on Lakeshore Drive.
I have had a long affair with music, it has been my best friend, and it has been a date on a lonely night. I know I can rely on it to make me feel. It makes me feel every single emotion, but I always end up in the same place: happiness.
I remember sitting in the room of my house which was always undefined. There was a record player and giant speakers. My dad had loads of albums I would randomly select a few and learn what music was. I listened with my head and my heart, I was in love, well whatever that felt like at the age of 10.
Anyway, there is much lacking in “pop” music. Sure there is emotion but it is manufactured, a man or woman with a voice created by machines singing words written by someone else. You may be able to fool people for a short time but it is fleeting and you will go down in flames like so many one hit wonders.
I have always wanted to be a musician, but a comedian is the closest I will ever get. I am learning ukulele and writing songs. Who knows what will come of it, I am just having fun. Music will always be there, I do not have to worry about being a bother to it. It will just get me through whatever I need it to get me through.
I have asked my father about those old records. They are gone, lost in history, my hope is that they are busy enriching someone else’s life. I am a music nerd I know more about music than I know about myself. I know I am not alone but I felt the need to put it out there.
My favorite song of all time is “Dream On” by Aerosmith, the first song I remember hearing and being interested in, so, what is yours?