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Memories

Very randomly, I chose to listen to The Cranberries’ No Need To Argue album whilst I was at work today. Great album, loved it to bits when I was in high school, and it’s still great to listen to now. But I could not believe how quickly the memories started flooding back as soon as I started to listen.

I was almost immediately transported back to Grade 8, and Dad and I were driving back from Toowoomba. We’d just been to my Great Grandmother’s funeral. I was amazed at how quickly the memories resurfaced, and how the music made me feel.

This has reminded me that although I love TV shows and movies, it is music that is most meaningful to me, and that which I could not live without.

Where does music take you?

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Day 15 of #30daysofme

Day 15 – put your iPod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play.

#1 – She Loves You – The Beatles (One)

#2 – Let It Be – The Beatles (One)

#3 – Happiness is a Warm Gun – The Beatles (White Album)

#4 – PSA 2000 – Eminem (The Marshall Mathers LP)

#5 – Old China – Gomez (Five Men in a Hut)

#6 – Ken Kaniff (skit) – Eminem (The Marshall Mathers LP)

#7 – My Kind of Scene – Powderfinger (Odyssey Number Five)

#8 – Space Rock – Weezer (Maladroit)

#9 – Somebody Told Me – The Killers (Hot Fuss)

#10 – A Better Future – David Bowie (Heathen)

I think my shuffle might be a little bit broken.  I do have 1997 songs in my iPod, and 210 albums, and yet I managed to have songs from the same album come up twice.  Disappointed.  That’s why I don’t use shuffle.

 

Day 10 of #30daysofme

Day 10 – songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad.

Music has always been a big part of my life, and probably something that I could not cope without. I seem to attach a lot of meaning to certain songs, and can remember where and when things have happened when I hear some tunes. If I am able to, I will listen to certain music to try and change the way that I am feeling. And it works!

I’ve also found that certain music or artists reduce the severity of my road rage. On a good day I don’t suffer at all. Admittedly I rarely drive at the moment but when I was driving to work everyday I did notice a difference. I also think that if it’s something that you can sing along to, and enjoy singing along to, that helps a great deal. Maybe this is something that I could research and write a paper on, but maybe it has already been done.

Happy music: Definitely The Beatles. Also David Bowie, The Killers, Lou Reed and Scissor Sisters.

Sad music: Duffy, Patsy Cline, John Lennon, Gomez, The Beatles. And Hurt, sung by Johnny Cash.

Bored music: The Whitlams (Eternal Nightcap), Blur, The Beatles.

Hyped music: Scissor Sisters, Mark Ronson, Foo Fighters, Gwen Stefani, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Beatles.

Mad/Angry music: used to be Korn but I don’t find it helps anymore. I tend to play my happy music to try and turn my mood around.

As much as I complain about the music that they play at work, most of it I don’t actually mind. I enjoy a lot of the older stuff and I really like to sing along!

Sooo, any Beatles fans out there?