Oh how spotify has changed my life! I loved Pandora for countless years but the idea of having an entire album at my fingertips, I'm sold! I recently scrolled my playlists and I realized how much my music tastes evolve and change!
Yet, with all the change, music is timeless. I love how it places us right back into a moment in time. It places us in a feeling, good or bad.
I remember once driving in my dad's old Oldsmobile and Sarah Mclachlan's Angel came on the radio. I drove almost mesmerized. Having just been through a bad breakup I don't remember driving the two miles from home to the post office. I was in a trance. It was the beautiful words and the fact that I was heartbroken. I was a wreck and this song enveloped me in the wreakage. I can't hear it today and not feel the tinge of angst.
At present my playlists include everything from Bob Dylan to Shakira (circa 15 years ago). I obsess over classic Nina Simone like I do overrated Macklamore (I'd like to believe I discovered him). I'm so Bon Iver and Ben Harper. To think Tupac got me through high school. I could once recite word-for-word Suga Free's Why You Bullshitten? Crazy to think about that now while I literally listen to Flamenco Guitar Ballads and blog, lol!
Truth is, everything I listed and listen to is me. I've loved the depth of lyrics even the vulgar ones. I've appreciated the melancholy and sadness of the countless breakup songs on my country list. I've clung to the same Spanish love song playing hours on end. Above all, I've loved the way music transported me into other times, other places and even the moments beyond today.
What's on your playlists?
What does it say about you?