It occurred to me early how much I listen to music. I've blogged about music before... it's truly a big part of my life.
I grew up listening to all types of music. Dad played the guitar and harmonica very well (and still does), and we would camp, sit around the fire and sing. "Country Roads" is one I remember, and he sang the Eagles too, though he butchered some of the lyrics beyond belief. Back then we didn't realize that, now we do. :)
I remember leaving my bedroom door open so Mom & Dad could hear me singing upstairs in my bedroom. I'd belt out just about any song. I loved it. Occasionally Dad would yell up to be "Go Kellbird" and I'd resume my singing, a little bit embarrassed and a lot louder!
I learned to appreciate music very young... one of my favorite Summer pastimes was taking my pink boombox outside with my Starship and Air Supply cassettes and swinging and singing for hours. Oh memories...
When the twins were born, the staff provided us with a wonderful lullaby CD at St. Ann's Hospital. Since that first day, the babies have had music playing while they sleep. It used to be classical, but as of late, Aiden is not amused with 'songs without words', so we've ?upgraded? to a station that plays a bit of everything.
Aiden's current song: I'm Yours by Jason Mraz
Abbi's current song: Love Story by Taylor Swift (Lord help me! I'm so sick of that damn song!)
As you know from previous posts, I love Gavin DeGraw. His songs just fit my personality, and I listen to him without ever tiring of his voice. There are many artists I can't get enough of. He's on the top of that list. :)
I've been REALLY into my music lately, listening to new songs, and realizing that there is truly a song for every situation, mood and feeling. For instance, right now I am listening to the very sexy song "Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5. Oooh Lala!
While tomorrow has "Manic Monday" written all over it, I refuse to have a "Bad Day" and enjoy some happy tunes to get me through the day! If my lovely assistant asks me to suffer through her country collection, I will happily oblige her, all the while wishing I could shove a nail through my skull. I'm really not a country person... I like all types of music, but I seriously don't need to hear about your sexy tractor, your old pick-up truck and your dead dog. Sure, that's real life, but I'd much rather hear about the possibilities of a beautiful ending with better music and no twang ;)
Some of my favorite lines:
"You bleed just to know you're alive" -Goo Goo Dolls "Iris"
"Let me do what I want to do, all I wanna do is make love to you" -Gavin DeGraw "Let's Get It On" (yeah, it's a remake, but I like his version better, so screw off! ;)
"You'll hear the music fill the air, I'll put a flower in your hair" -Jason Mraz "Lucky"
"I wanna get lost with you. I wanna forget where I came from" -Gavin DeGraw "Get Lost"
"Tell me things you never even tell your closest friends" -Plain White T's "I Love You"
"Steal some covers, share some skin" -Maroon 5 "Sunday Morning"
"Our friends would all make fun of us, and we'll just laugh along because we know that none of them have felt this way" -Plain White T's "Hey There Delilah"
"By the time that we get through, the world will never be the same" -Plain White T's "Hey There Delilah"
"We're just two lost souls swimmin' in a fish bowl, year after year" -Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here"
"Discovering me discovering you" -John Mayer "Your Body is a Wonderland"
"You change your mind like a girl changes clothes" -Katy Perry "Hot & Cold"
"Stand by me. Nobody knows the way it's gonna be" -Oasis "Stand By Me"
And in true Kelly-fashion:
"My friend's got a girlfriend and he hates that bitch. He tells me every day. He says "Man I really gotta lose my chick in the worst kinda way" -The Offspring "Get a Job"
"Give it up to me. Give it up to me. Do you wanna be my angel?" -Toadies "Possum Kingdom"
More to come... I'm not done... but my brain is for the night...
Til next time,