Music: Food For The Soul

Ah yes, music. The sweet sounds, beats and lyrics that get me through studying, working or whittling my way out of a bad mood. Music has always been a part of my life but over the past 4 years it has become a crucial part of my existence. When I have a bad day all I have to do is press play on my favorite Spotify playlist, close my eyes and focus on the song that's playing in my ears. As I'm writing this I'm listening to my master playlist and stopping to belt out parts of "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane (which is making it really hard for me to focus, but this song is just too good). 

What you listen to can say a lot about you. My music taste has changed tremendously over the years, going from strictly listening to songs on the radio (that was my tween phase) to finding my own music identity. For a period of time I only listened to songs from the 60's and 70's, which is still what my playlist mainly consists of, but I have expanded to the artists of today. I was starting to feel like a grandma, constantly saying "Oh, I've never heard of them, are they new?"

There is something so magical about artists like The Who, Carole King, The Mamas & The Papas and James Taylor. They have such a raw sound that hits me deep in the pit of my stomach and makes me nod my head and move my hips. Before you ask, yes I do have a record player and yes I know it is the most hipster thing I own. 

Janet had a great time at the concert too. 

Janet had a great time at the concert too. 

It should come to no surprise that going to concerts is one of my favorite things to do. My best friend and I saw Dua Lipa a couple weeks ago and honestly no amount of descriptive adjectives can describe the amount of talent this woman has! Trust me, I am learning all of the new rules.

Music has a deeper meaning to me than just something to listen to in my pass time. Music has gotten me through some really tough times in my life and I have it to thank for helping me get through those really hard days. 

We were going to see the Lemon Twigs and got there a little too early. Just popped a squat on the floor till it got busy. Pro-tip. 

We were going to see the Lemon Twigs and got there a little too early. Just popped a squat on the floor till it got busy. Pro-tip. 

A song is so much more than just a song. Two strangers might become best friends because they bumped into each other (literally) at a concert or two people might fall in love while slow dancing to a song at a wedding. You don't just remember the memory, you remember the songs that were playing in the background.

Young or old, male or female, short or tall, music is a universal element that can bring everyone together. 

Why should life be silent when you can fill it with music? Have those dance parties in your kitchen while making dinner and sing as loud as you can in the shower. Music gives life meaning, just as life can give music meaning. 

*Currently listening to "I Love to Love" by Tina Charles and can't help but shake my booty*

Here are some of my current favorites songs:

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1.) "One Last Song" by Sam Smith

2.) "The Good Side" by Troye Sivan

3.) "April Come She Will" by Simon and Garfunkel 

4.) "Rhiannon" by Fleetwood Mac

5.) "Stay Up Late" by The Talking Heads

6.) "No Goodbyes" by Dua Lipa

7.) "Magic Woman Touch" by The Hollies

8.) "French Navy" by Camera Obscura 

9.) "Watching The Wheels" by John Lennon

10.) "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra 

11.) "We've Only Just Begun" by the Carpenters

What songs have you been listening to lately?


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