Ok, so don’t make fun of me… some of the music choices may seem adolescent. If you DO feel like mocking, remember… I fully expected it.
Every now and then I stumble across an album that really hits a nerve. 4 years ago, the week before I left for Japan, I bought the first Kelly Clarkson C.D. And I’ll tell you what, when 9 out of 12 songs explore something that is actually happening to you – or something you are still hurting from, I call that amazing. (Heck, even liking HALF the songs on an entire album of ANY genre is rare.) I listened to that C.D., every day, for 365 days, until I came home for good. It never got old. And I can still listen to it and get that rush of ” it’s a sunny day, driving with the windows down, blaring the music, and singing at the top of your lungs” feeling.
It FEELS great to listen to it.
But that was four years ago, and my life has changed a lot since then. I am no longer mourning a boyfriend who broke up with me (and then realized his error and asked me back ). I am not “Breaking Away”. NO longer am I pursuing a fuller life experience by living in a foreign country, 6000 miles away from everything I love, and needed to get away from. I am not trying to prove I can do anything, because I have.
So I’ve been sans Soundtrack since 2006. Until Saturday.
In a totally different genre than my last soundtrack, Superchick has always represented youth, vibrancy, girl power etc. etc. I discovered them in high school, (while working in a Christian Bookstore) and their first album fit my life at the time. I even shared it with one of my best friends. Who would have thought, YEARS later, that same friend would turn me on to their latest album??? Once again, the rarity of liking 9 out of 12 songs has happened. I LOVE them. They make me FEEL… And they touch on EXACTLY what I am dealing with/wrestling with now.
And while this is starting to sound like a plug/review or persuasive essay, the bottom line… and my point:
Life is so much richer with music. It adds so much. And I am SO sad to say, I have forgotten that.
“Everybody dies but not everyone lives….”