“Music makes my blood flow. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have a favorite song. I just want to be the messenger.” – Brandon Flowers
Just like one my favorite rockstars (Brandon Flowers of The Killers), I too want to be a messenger in spreading musical treasure. Sharing music with others gives me an sense of euphoria that’s almost impossible to describe. Music is my drug, and I am an addict.
Every few weeks I compile new playlists of BEATS THAT SET MY PULSE, and the playlist title often reflects the particular song that really made my blood flow. These playlists are like my journal, and each one represents a new chapter in my life. With its own built in chords and structures, music has been shown (scientists are studying this!) to exhibit exceptional capacity for memory storage. That’s why we can still remember the lyrics to our favorite song from a decade ago! I truly do believe that different music comes in and out of our lives at certain times for a reason…FOR REASONS UNKNOWN. 😉
Each playlist I compile will give shout-outs to those friends who inspired my musical discoveries and will also reflect how the songs were tuning my emotions and harmonizing with my experiences. They will recap my recent shows and will try to convey (as best as they can!) the epic live performances that I’ve been fortunate enough to witness. Live music really has become an addiction– it’s my fuel when energy levels are low, and it’s my meditation when thoughts needs reorganization. It’s my rhythmical road map to peace of mind and self discovery- my passport to the heart and soul. It’s my appetite for life.
Music has led me to so many amazing people, and I am fascinated by how music unites such different walks of life. The strong friendships I’ve made out of musical exchange will continue to amaze me. Maybe some people just resonate at the same frequency. ❤
“Music is something that pulls everyone together, and it’s pretty much the only way that you can communicate even if you can’t talk to each other. So it doesn’t matter where you’re from, what language you speak, what your social background or racial background– it doesn’t matter; that all kind of disappears when you go to a gig and your standing next to all these different people and you’re enjoying the same music. It unites everyone.” -Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons)
“You connect with records in very personal and very meaningful ways. All my favorite records are those that, for whatever reason, stuck to my soul. They helped me through something…There are records that you just sink into. They coincide with what you’re going through and become an ally. If our records do that for people, that’s the greatest compliment I could ever receive. That’s one of the reason’s making music is so important to me, because there is a very strange emotional reach. For me– more than book, movie, or other things– music is like a mainline to your heart.” –Matt Berninger (The National)
While there are many variables in this world, music is NOT one of them. It has truly been one of the few constants in my life, and I never realized how important it was until now. The more music I discover, the more I have yet to discover; there is no resting place (and I LOVE THAT). Music keeps you thinking, growing, progressing, and most importantly… Music keeps your BLOOD FLOWING.