Friday, August 24, 2007


I don't know how I've gone so long without finally posting a blog about music. my music. because that's a lot of who I am. I don't know how I ever excluded it. But I'm finally doing it. As a lot of people know, almost anyone knows, music is a huge part of who I am, what I believe and what I stand for. It brings out the emotions that I can't express without the lyrical and melodic therapy I recieve from it. In the last year, I opened my eyes to so much more music than I ever thought could be possible. I didn't even know that there was so much music to be heard, or so many genres. The thing with music is that it tends to define who you are. In high school, mostly. But in general as well. I hate how people get to stereotyping with music. Which is why, when I moved here, I'm so grateful I met the people I did. Or that I was raised the way that I was. In high school, I sort of ended up hanging out with a emo/hardcore group of kids. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it never allowed me to open up musically. Take my dad for instance. As many people know, my dad and my interests are very similar in every sense, not just musically.

I never realized this until our roadtrip to California when we listened to good old Billy Joel. It reminded me that I don't just have to stick with hardcore music to fit in with a crowd of people. The type of music I listen to is my business, but it's nice to relate to someone musically as well.
I think that's the reason I get along so well with people. I've come to a point where I listen to every type of music. Not just because it leaves me neutral with the rest of the music world, but I actually like sharing the same taste in music as everyone else.

About 4 months into living here, I met a kid named Jason Widdison. He was the first person I had met in Utah who knew what good music was. It was refreshing, and so incredible to finally increase my knowledge musically. Then I met Brandon Leavitt, who enhanced that knowledge even moreso. And it wasn't even just new music that they liked. It was the Beatles, the Eagles, Sleepless in Seattle Soundtracks. Absolutely anything and everything.

Since meeting these people, I've grown to have a newfound appreciation for music. Music is so versatile, and it brings people together. It increases and decreases emotion. It calms me and hypes me up. I honestly have no idea where I would be without it. To know that someone in the world has been in the exact situation I have, with the exact feelings I feel.

In conclusion, music is a part of who I am. And it brings me closer to other people. And I'm pretty sure I'd be lost without it. It's what makes my little world go round.



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