Monday, January 20, 2014

My Life in Music

Many people document their lives in journals or diaries. I've never been any good at that, I've started a few over the years but I've never kept one up. The one thing that I have done consistently over the years is to create playlists of music. One of my favorite movies is Almost Famous directed by the very talented Cameron Crowe. In the  behind the scenes interviews he discusses how he has kept tapes of music throughout his life and how he has been able to go back to those tapes and quite literally replay his life. 

My playlists are titled simply with the month and the year and I too am able to replay various moments of my life with the simple click of my mouse or tap on my iPod. From songs of my childhood to when I first left home to go to college, trips with friends, breakups, parties, when I met my husband, even when loved ones have passed away these playlists and their songs transport me back to moments and memories of my life. 

Most of them make me laugh, some make me cry but all make me smile. 

November 2013

Young & Beautiful Lana Del Rey
Stand Up Five for Fighting
What If Five for Fighting
At This Point In My Life Tracy Chapman
Bruises Train
Love Somebody Maroon 5
Let Her Go Passenger (still on repeat)
Wait for Me Kings of Leon
Wake Me Up Avicil
Oklahoma Sky Miranda Lambert
We All Need Saving Jon McLaughlin
Hero Family of the Year
God Gave Me You Blake Shelton
Demons Imagine Dragons
Bleeding Out Imagine Dragons
Nothing More The Alternate Routes (also on repeat!)

This playlist has been on repeat since I created it. In fact I'm still playing it and last night my husband came home to tell me about this great song I just had to listen to! Funny thing, it's on this playlist and I've been listening to it nearly non-stop, good news he was happy to listen to it more with me. 

These playlists are one of my most treasured possessions because they are quite literally my life in music.  



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