Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Music is What Feelings Sound Like"

For as long as I can remember music has played a huge part in my life. I remember being a youngin, no more than 10 I would guess, and being on the playground with two of my friends that lived in the same condo my father is now, and we would sing sing sing. Then when I hit 4th grade, I decided to join band. I tried out all the different instruments. My parents were rooting for the flute or the clarinet. I was torn between the trumpet and the trombone. I wound up choosing the trumpet. I remember thinking they were a little disappointed in my decision. As it turns out, they were just gunning for the quieter instrument. 

I loved my trumpet. I played it all day every day. And I was GOOD. I mean GOOD. Once I hit middle school, I was placed in all the bands. The sixth grade band, concert band (7th and 8th graders), and the jazz band (extracurricular, practiced before school in the mornings). I got solo after solo in the songs we were playing atthe school concerts. I won solo contests, and had medals and trophies galore. I had never seen my parents more proud of me. I picked up playing the french horn, and the keyboard bass as well. Just couldn't get enough music!

Then it happened. In 8th grade, I got the dreaded braces. The trumpet players kiss of death. Playing hurt so bad that I wound up finishing out 8th grade, and leaving band behind to enter high school. Once I got to high school, I opted for choir, since it didn't hurt to sing.

This all being said, I found a connection with music, and to this day still love finding new music!
Some of my favorite bands?
Damien Rice (#1 - love to pieces!)
Iron & Wine
Terra Naomi
Tsunami Bomb
Bright Eyes
Postal Service
Death Cab For Cutie
Stray Cats
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

I just got my iphone a month ago, and have yet to load a full aresenal of music on it! 

Anybody have any suggestions or recommendations on bands or artists they love and can't get enough of?
I'm all ears. I'm craving something new!


  1. Music is one of those universal things, I think! I wanted to be in band so bad when I was in school, but, for some reason, my parents were against the idea. I've loved music for as long as I can remember, though. And some of my faves are already on your list! =)


  2. If you like those artists that I listed, and haven't heard of Ian Axel, you should check him out :) Nice calm and soothing music!

  3. I haven't heard of any of those artists, unless Stray Cats is the 80's band.....
    I am going to suggest some great Texas music.
    Pat Green!
    Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by.