August 29, 2005

la musica

i am finally going to write a blog that's not about my life! isn't everyone excited? right. well, this blog is about music.

there are lots of songs that i hear, and right away i love them. there are others that i hear and right away i know i hate them. the rest are in the "okay" category, and although i would never purchase them, i also wouldn't change the station when they came on the radio.

every so often, i have an experience in which one of the okay songs turns into a song that i absolutely LOVE, and this happens not because i keep listening to it and realize that i like it, but it happens because of the experience that i have when i hear the song.

this has happened to me with quite a few songs, but there are three that really stand out in my mind.

#1 GooGoo Dolls "Black Balloon"
i had always been a fan of googoo dolls, but this was one song that i didn't ever like too much. then, the summer after my freshman(?) year in high school, i went with my grandparents to visit their niece (my mom's cousin) and her family in minnesota. they lived on a lake, and the kids were really spoiled; each had their own boat. the oldest girl was my age, and she took me, my brother, and her brother out on her boat to go tubing. her boat also had a cd player and she put in the googoo dolls cd. black balloon came on, and for some reason, it just made that moment perfect. the sun was shining and i just felt so calm and so happy, and i fell in love with black balloon.

#2 U2's "Beautiful Day"
the mix plays a lot of U2, and i had never liked them too much, actually i think i just never appreciated them until the song and i had a magical moment. lol. it was in the movie Bandits, which actually kind of sucked, but the scene with "beautiful day" was awesome. ever since then i've been obsessed with the song.

#3 Gavin Degraw's "Chariot"
i really really really liked his song "i don't want to be" (one tree hill theme song), so i was excited to hear that he had a new song. but i didn't like it even half as much as i liked "i don't want to be". then one night over the summer i was at jon's house and we were drinking (big surprise! lol) and listening to the radio, and "chariot" came on. i don't know what it was, maybe it was because we were having a great conversation and i was in an awesome mood, but "chariot" just sounded fabulous, and i have also become obsessed with this song.

Posted by JenMagenta at August 29, 2005 8:48 AM
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