Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Make Your Own Kind of Music

The other day on my drive home from work, I listened to six very random songs. For some reason, I really felt the need to play air guitar to every one of them. Since I was driving, I really couldn't put full effort into the air guitar but that's not the funny part. The funny part is, I'm rarely an air guitar person.

I haven't played music on the guitar since I was eight years old. The last time I played real music on an instrument was in fifth grade, on the trumpet. "Tequila" was the song and as telling as that may have been about my future, it had nothing to do with my musical talent.

All of this makes my obsession with music over the past year seem even more a mystery. I've always loved listening to music. I had CD's before a lot of people I knew. Thanks to my mom, I probably know every word to every classic rock song ever recorded. But I've never felt like this before. And my obsession is growing. I listen to everything and mostly, I love it. I listen to the lyrics first, then begin disecting the song- I hear every different instrument and every note means something. I belt out songs as if I have any place attempting to carry a tune. What is this?

Still, I can't help but think that this is more meaningful than I know. I'm suspicious that music is making it's way into my life in a way completely foreign to me. I really need to look into those piano lessons.

Here are the six songs that inspired air guitar that day:
(And yes, I'm completely aware that they aren't all guitar-ish songs and that they are very diverse.)

Over and Over Again

Sultans of Swing

Thunder Road

Sweet Home Alabama

Magic Carpet Ride

Hit Me With Your Best Shot


Bre said...

It is impossible to listen to "Sweet Home Alabama" and not want to play the air guitar. This is why it has become one of my personal theme songs. LOL

Joe said...

Seeing you rock out the air guitar to "Sweet Home Alabama" would make my day complete! Lots of fun guitar picking in that one!

Also...make your own kind of music is a great song and an awesome title for this post.

Love it!

JustRun said...

Yes, my friends, even if nobody else sings along. :-)

Sister Buckle said...

Rock n Roll!

here's some pictures of 'SixFootHick', a Brisbane band with 2 good-looking macho brothers as singers. The ladies lose limbs to get next to them.

I was going to email the link to you secretly, but can't find an email separate to the blog posts, so you other ladies can share too. It is secret though as the dark haired stripper brother serves us coffee at the place we frequent about 5 times a week. I can't speak properly to him. I go dumb & funny.


Anyway, stick that in your browser & smoke it.

(Note: Pictures get better further down as brothers get drunker and take clothes off.)