A Very Musical Guest Post

by - 3:45 PM

I was fourteen when I first listened to an Elvis Presley song. It was love at first tone. When I told my mom about my musical discovery, she smiled and showed me the Elvis cd's she'd had for years. She also hadn't listened to them in years, because she'd expected me to dislike the music. But that day, Elvis was heard all through the house.
What I'm trying to say with this? Nothing special, just that it doesn't matter how old you are, where you're from or what you've been through; music creates a bond. It can change lives, generation after generation. That's why I have today's guest poster Bryleigh from A Little Yarn Blossom with me here: to tell you what the awesomeness of music can do!

“Hey, I’ve heard that song before? Who’s it by?”
“The Red Hot Chili Peppers! I love them!”
I was at a Christmas party at my best friend’s house. I was 12, and I had no idea how those sentences would have an effect on me. We were dancing and singing along to a RHCP song, and I was hooked. I loved the sound, and the lyrics. That was one of the funnest days ever.
Fast forward to about a year and a half.
I’m getting close to 13, and I was sad. A lot. I felt misunderstood, and I was missing my best friend. She had moved to Pennsylvania. (She’s moved back since then) I was grounded a ton. Throughout that whole time, I listened to RHCP. They helped, and I felt a lot happier when I was listening to them. They’ve been sort of like comfort food. When I’m missing her, or just feel in the mood, I play them and feel happy.

We’ve fast forwarded to present time, and I’m sitting with the Mac. I’m blogging, and the song I was listening to just finished. I’m trying to figure out what song I want to hear while the commercials play. I look to see at what the people I’m following are listening to. My friend Abby had listened to a song called The Ballad of Mona Lisa by Panic! At The Disco.
Meh, why not? I can’t find anything I want to listen to anyway.
I clicked, and it began.
Herm. Not liking this song, maybe I’ll change it. The the chorus hit me.
I pulled off my earbuds and pulled the cord out of the Mac. The song blared out. “Do y’all remember this song?” I asked my sisters excitedly. “Yeah.” They said unexcitedly. From that moment I was hooked. (My sisters are too)
Music will always be a huge chunk of my life, and I love how it makes me feel. 

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4 Fellow Ramblers

  1. I can't go through a day without music I listen to it while working or in commute sometimes even when I go to bed to sleep I put on some music for no reason..
    I've heard one Elvis Presley 'It's now or never' I like it..in older artist I love The Beatles and Nirvana..Prince is also really cool...Billy Joel..Johnny Cash :D

    1. My parents would thinki you're an amazing person for liking Johnny Cash :P I only listen to Elvis when it comes to older music, I'm just a bit more mainstream I guess. Since I got my first mp3 player I can't imagine life without music :)

  2. That's how I am with music, too! I like almost all of the music from 2009-12; there were a lot of great songs in that time range. Now all of the songs I hear on the radio (a lot of the channels are mainstream ones) pretty much all have the same messages in them and just, ugh. Some are good for dancing, though.

    xoxo Morning

    1. I liked to music in 2010 so much. Then 2011 was a bit 'meh' in my opinion and last summer it was just a bunch of brainless songs... I'm one of those people who mostly pays attention to lyrics, so mainstream radio can be so annoying to me :/ But yes, some of those crappier songs are great for dancing :)


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