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Music is Life (Part 2)

In my last “Music is Life” post, I mentioned that there are days when music is the only thing that can describe your feelings. Whether it’s a bad day, good day, or somewhere in between, music talks to our soul.

For me, when I need a pick-me-up, I tend to put on a Christmas song. No snickering please. But, it takes my mind to  times where family is gathered, good food is consumed, and slowing down to reflect on the birth of Christ on that Oh Holy Night.

Anyhow, I do have other songs that I target my iPod towards when in need of something that only music can provide:

When I’m running.
When I’m driving. Windows down on a beautiful day.
When I’m thinking about my PaPaw.
When I think of High School memories. (parental advisory)
When I think of my beautiful boy.
When I’m reflecting on my life.
When I just need to jam.
When my good friend Rich comes to mind. (This is his band).
When I’m thinking of my beautiful wife.

So what are the songs that get you moving, get you emotional, or get your mind off your problems?

P.S. Thanks to @JamesGarvey for finding a “Thursday” song for my last post.


3 Overplayed Songs – That I love Anyway

The other day I came across Plinky.com. A site I’m sure a lot of you know, but was new to me. The concept is to ask you a question to help spark a creative writing topic. I experience “writers block” quite often, and my MATRIX teammates are always telling me that they would like to blog, but aren’t sure what to write about.  Plinky might work for you, or might not, but the concept is good.

The question I was asked was “Name three overplayed songs that you love anyway.”

So here are my current three choices:

1. OAR – Shattered

2. The Script – Breakeven

3. The All-Amercian Rejects – Gives You Hell

What are your choices for the most overplayed songs (but you love them anyway)?

If Plinky isn’t cutting it for you, here are a few more tips to help relax your writers cramp.

“Music is what life sounds like.”

You’ve had those days haven’t you? Where you just need a song that describes your current feelings or state of mind?

Maybe you are in desperate need of a vacation, or a relationship has fallen apart and you need a good breakup song, or maybe it’s Friday night and you just need a good “going out” song.

Whatever the situation, Eric Olson summed it up by saying “Music is what life sounds like.”

That’s why I really love Google’s recent “Discover Music” release. You can type in a song’s artist, title, or even just a few lyrics and it will pull up a preview of the song using LaLa.com or MySpace.

Think about it. There is a song for every emotion and every life experience (good or bad).

There’s also a song for just about every day of the week:
Thursday (I don’t know a good song about Thursday. Do you?)
Friday, and

What music would you use to describe your day today? Was it easy? Or was it so stressful you need help remembering your name?