Tuesday, January 11, 2011

gratitude day 2: music

it doesn't matter if i'm playing beethoven's sonata pathétique or zez confrey's dizzy fingers on the piano, listening to band of horses or brahm's requiem, or singing hymns at church. music hits me, moves me, changes me, in a way that nothing else does.

music soothes distress, pushes me to run farther/faster, helps me earn a living, and brings me joy. also, concerts! diversion! fun!

i love discovering new bands and reminiscing as i listen to an old favorite. i cannot ever get enough, which is why i am so grateful to know that there will be music in the next life.

thank you, world, for music.

what i'm enjoying today:
the decemberists new album, streaming in its entirety here, to be released jan. 18.


  1. I love music too. It also moves me. And, I'm eclectic in my tastes like you are. There are a few songs that just hit me to my very core, though. I'm not sure why.

  2. Me too! The other day I was playing the piano and thought, I'm so glad Mom gave us the opportunity to take piano lessons and play other musical instruments.

    Also, I didn't realize how much listening to music affects me until the only thing that got me out of my depressed funk at the beginning of 2010 was your Get Up & Go CD.

  3. i totally agree. and i'm loving the decemberists new stuff.

  4. agreeeed.

    also, i just confirmed with clint. we're in for mp3fiesta (or is it mp3eagle now?). he says he'll have details by the end of the week.

  5. I love music too. And I love your music recommendations/mixes!