You know how certain smells take you back to a certain memory or time in your life? Sometimes memories you didn’t know were there until you’ve come across that scent again. It brings you back to the exact state of mind you were in, in this all of a sudden vivid memory. Almost like you traveled back in time.
This is what music does to me. In every good way one could imagine. when I was younger in my awkward stage, I had a huge collection of cds. My choice of music then included r&b, hip hop, pop, rap, some rock and roll, techno, and Latin music. As far as I can remember, music has always been there for me.
it wasn’t until my late teens that I started listening to some of what are now my all time favorite bands. I remember the first time I listened to a Nirvana song since I moved out of my parent’s house. I think I was 19. I suppose it wasn’t the greatest time in my life so hearing this familiar tune had me feeling all kinds of good emotions. And I liked that for a change. You see I grew up spending a lot of my childhood hanging out at my parent’s work place where they had music playing ALL. DAY. LONG. A short list of my dad’s collections that I specifically remember included the Doors, Pink Floyd, Blondie, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Tool, Janis Joplin, Stevie Knicks, and El Tri, a Mexican rock band. My mom on the other hand preferred the Beetles, John Lennon albums, Queen, the King (Micheal Jackson), Creedence, and I believe ABBA too.
I believe I enjoyed this music back when I was little and just didn’t realize it. I always just thought of it as background noise. The memories it brings back just make it 100 times better now. I know it’s all a little old school but I’ve found that I prefer old school over what ever society is doing now, with many things, not just music. One of my happiest places is with my old school playlist.
One of the number one bands on my playlist is from back in the day and they are still making amazing music today. Metallica. It never gets old, it’s never too much and there is a good song for any and all occasions. This is my first choice of music. I listen to quite a bit of rap, but mostly under ground. I can’t believe some of the stuff they play on today’s “hottest music” station. Maybe it’s weird, but I have had to ban some music from our home that my kids come home with. That is how strongly I feel about it! It’s not all bad, but most of it is.
Don’t get me wrong, there is new music that I will have on repeat forever. Shinedown, FFDP, Godsmack, In This Moment, and anything else in that criteria. It’s a long list.. you all get the idea though.
I can’t forget to mention the Latin dance music. There’s a few songs I’ll bump to while I’m making supper. Probably because I love my Spanish dishes and it all goes so well together and creates an “alegre” mood in my home. meaning happy or super bright… something like that.
I could go on and on about the different tunes I listen to and what they mean to me but with all this music talk, I must go feel the bass…