Friday, November 12, 2010

Music & Melodies

My one true passion in life (besides my family of course!) has always been music. As a kid I wanted to play the violin-of all things, and my Mom made that happen. I taught myself how to play-by-ear on my keyboard, and have always had a good ear for lyrics (meaning that I can hear a song only once, maybe twice, and have the words pretty much memorized). I sometimes have a tendency to find bands and artists before they become main stream, and have always wanted to play the drums. Instead, I use my steering wheel!

So where am I going with this you ask? Well, music to me is like religion to others. I look to songs and lyrics for resolution. I don't just hear the music and lyrics, I feel them.  I relate to them.

For me, a good song can make a bad day that much better. And a slow song can depict my exact mood by explaining how I feel better than I can. It almost seems, as cheesy as this sounds, that the artist has written that song just for me. It's almost like they knew I needed to hear it at that exact moment in time.

There are some songs that take me back to a certain time in my life, and bring a flood of memories rushing back. Almost like a time machine. I love how music can have that affect on me!

Also I have noticed that Emma seems to be following my lead-at least in that direction! She loves music! She is always dancing, likes the same music/bands/artists that I do. Recently, she has started singing everything that she needs to say! It's pretty funny, actually. For instance, she will sing a sentence. Or sing about what she is doing! Ha! She will ask to listen to her favorites, such as; Taylor Swift, Kings of Leon and Keith Urban!

This past August, I was BLESSED with the experience of winning an online contest to Meet & Greet Keith Urban! One of my best friends, Nicole (who loves him as much as I do!) was able to join me in this once-in-a-lifetime experience! It was literally the best time, and the best concert we have ever attended!



  1. I also love music! Sadly though, I don't listen to it as much as I used to. I think it's because I'm no longer dancing. But I agree with you that putting on a particular song can really change my mood!

  2. Good post Linds!
    I also have that lyric recall you were talking about. I can sing it after hearing it twice.

    I have the same love of those artists listed here as you do and will most definately be attending their next concert. So if you are on your way to getting tickets for either KU or TS, please let me know, cause I am ALL for going!

  3. I've been thinking about writing a post about how Cash sings along (in his own words!) to the radio in the car. Of course he gets every few words correct like in "big green tractor!" Lol But I'm sure when he's a bit older like Miss. Emma he will be singing along correctly! :) xo