Take yourself back to 2009. What were you doing? What were you thinking? What were you feeling? What were your goals and what are the things you were looking forward to the most?
What I ended up looking forward to was each and every morning. I was at university at the time and while what I was studying was awesome in concept, in reality learning about it was pretty mentally deflating. Technology is always awesome, especially when you are learning something new about it, if you’re into that sort of thing. But what we ended up learning was quite outdated attempting to be passed of as the next great thing. Needless to say, I had to find a new way to entertain myself.
This was not a hard task at all. The university at the time was throwing a heap of student related activities including live bands and Red Bull personnel walking around handing out free drinks. The weather was near perfect every day I was there. Blue skies, plenty of laughs and alcohol to go around whilst the food vendors were basically worshipped with lines and patience that you’d otherwise never see at a fast food restaurant.
During this time, there was something I did everyday that made everything pretty memorable for me. It was something that had grown a part of me.
I had headphones on during my years at university more often then not. I was always listening to something, whether it was old school tunes from my younger days or something new I had discovered that was epic and heavy and allowed me use it as a personal soundtrack. This was an amazing thing and I just didn’t realise it until recently, when I began to question why I had stopped in the first place.
Having headphones on listening to rock or mellow beats created a soundtrack for everything that had ever happened. From sunrise, to traffic, to getting an epic feed or walking through the crowded courtyard of music and mayhem, the score of the day was always set and considering my personal taste in music, it always felt perfect to me.
I believe that since roughly around 2012, I’ve stopped keeping headphones on me. I do not know what caused this. I just know that in the last few months I’ve been trying to figure out why I no longer create playlists for the week or create new stories in my mind with a soundtrack accompanying it along the way.
One of the things I also used to do along with listening to so much music was sharing it. I loved sharing music that got someone into an upbeat mood or just influence them so much they even began to speak differently and walk with a spring loaded step.
I’m bringing his back and while I’m going to attempt to listen to more music which my time may or may not allow, the sharing portion is something that is definitely going to be happening.
Based on what I share, either you’re going to enjoy it or not. My tastes run from Classical to Rock to Trap to just lyric-less beats. I prefer songs without words, but that does not mean there aren’t those that I thoroughly enjoy. But I will also attempt to include in my sharing is the reason for why a song is so important to me, or why it speaks to me so much, and it can be either a meaning behind it, or a tune similar to an emotion, or if the song had just end up playing along with a particular event taking place so as to become that events sound track.
Sharing with the world I believe is something important. It definitely is for me due to the fact that I remember each time I’ve discovered a song that speak to me so strongly it changed me entirely. I want to be able to share that with others. I want to allow them to feel what I’ve felt previously.
I want myself and the world to grow with music.