What I Love About Music: An Education
From a very young age, music has been in my life. I remember when I was about six, I got a little record player and two record singles, Wham, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, and Stevie Wonder, I Just Called to Say I Love You. And so it began.
All through Elementary School I tuned in to KEARTH 101 and got my education on the Golden Oldies. I listened to Glenn Miller with my Grandma as she told me stories of her winning jitterbug competitions while she demonstrated her moves.
In Junior High, I’m not ashamed to say, I listened to Vanilla Ice, but I also listened to En Vouge, Mariah Carey, Digital Underground, Prince, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
By High School I was interested in what everyone else was interested in. My friends and I were listening to The Specials, Sonic Youth, The Beastie Boys, The Smiths, The Cure… on and on. But the two albums I remember most were Radiohead, Ok Computer, and Smashing Pumpkins, Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness.
I would put on my headphones, stare out of my window, and daydream. The music would paint stories in my mind, almost like being in a different place.
To this day music has that ability to transport me. To put me in a better mood, or let me really think about something. To remind me of the past or push me toward the future.
I guess that’s why I love finding new music. I feel like songs have the unique ability to capture time in a little bottle. When you hit play the bottle is opened and all the memories come back. The way I see it, each song is a bottle. Why not collect as many as you can?
So, in honor of my musical upbringing, here is a time capsule playlist. Enjoy 🙂