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The familiar whistling of Andrew Bird’s melodic tune, “Dark Matter” rushes through my earpods as we push back from the gate, sending a wave of chills over my forearms and straight through to my spine.
Finding Myself While "Confidently Lost"
Have you ever felt vibrations while you're listening to one of your favorite songs? It sends a pulse through your body, and whatever feeling it brings, you feel it so intensely! I remember the first time I heard "my song". It was almost instantly when I decided to inhale self assurance, persistence, and joy and then exhale doubt, unwarranted criticism, and fear of falling face first on the pavement of life. People told me that turning 30 would yield that very moment. They weren't wrong. Three decades on this earth was symbolic for me. Symbolic of resilience. I had a surge of confidence upon the very first utterance of "Happy Birthday."
In 2016 I lost two pregnancies. The first was in March, and was an obviously terrifying experience. The second time was in July, on my husband's birthday, of all days. My reaction was calmer the second time around, but just as painful and upsetting as the first. I was surrounded by a massive support system in my family and friends, who encouraged me to stay positive and do what I needed to do to heal. I tried, I really did, but most days I was completely overcome by my emotions.
How “Life on Mars?” Changed My Life
A year ago I was in a dark time. Everything seemed to fall apart around me. The one thing I could never figure out was, why? Whenever something collapses, usually there is a physical reasoning behind it. I was lost in my thoughts until I discovered this song, “Life on Mars,” written by David Bowie for the album “Hunky Dory.” This dramatic, intense piece of music reflects upon how our lives become the world around us. It was after examining the lyrics of this song that I realized this was my reasoning; I had been taken by the modern world.
College sucks, but The Cranberries, not so much.
When I first heard "Dreams" by The Cranberries, I was watching a Northern Irish show called Derry Girls on Netflix, which I highly recommend watching. There was something about the beat and the lyrics of the song that moved me. I thought that it was magical. It made me want to go on a road trip with my best friend and do all the crazy things that teens do in independent films, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, being an example. When the fearless Charlie Whose-Last-Name-Isn't-Mentioned-In-the-Movie, stands on top of his friend Patrick's truck with his arms spread out wide, the feeling of invincibility, a rush of excitement and a state of euphoria are a few phrases to describe the way Charlie was feeling that night. Those expressions of feeling are the same emotions I feel every time I listen to this song.
The song that I chose for the beat challenge is loving caliber - Not Us. I chose the instrumental of the song because I love the passion of the song, it has so much depth and drama. I chose this song because it is a memorial of my childhood depth and heres the story of my childhood and growing up. As a child the world felt like a wonder to me, I was shy but filled with wonder , at school I was so quiet but inside of me everything in my heart had a color like a rainbow telling me who I was, every color said something bright in my soul, I felt the excitement inside that I was an actor, and that is what I was going to do when I got older, I knew the passion was clear. everything inside of me said you love film, your a writer you write scripts, your a singer, you compose songs, play the piano, love to dance, be love, make people feel better, tell them they're amazing ,you are an encourager. Encourage their dream's and tell them that they have purpose and that they are important. I've always had a passion to love people and build them up. So when I listen to the song it just reminds me of the ways life progresses, first its just beginning and a child is born and barely knows who he or she is and starts to grow, then special moments start to happen that you start to see the talents, gifts, and purposes of the child, like a mother who was feeling down and a child came to kiss his mothers cheek, simply because the child loved her and inside of himself he hated seeing his mother cry and all of a sudden she remembered when he kissed her cheek that she was special and that every thing she did was not for no reason, But the child made her feel like she was someone and like she could keep going, that's a purpose many people never knew, that a child could make a parent feel like somebody, that a child could tell you who you are, that you weren't just a nobody, you are my somebody and we all think the mother is there for the child but then suddenly, its the child is there to love the mother and the mother needed him to move forward. Those are moments of depth, I hear those moments in the song. Then you start to become and realize who you are as a young adult growing into a teen and the world is fun and exciting, your talents are growing and advancing. In loving caliber- not us there are sounds of uprising, steady thoughts, and drama that climaxes the song reminds me of someones life that has been moved by something special, something you did to love another person, or to help them or to build them up inside. It reminds me of my very own self a girl who has a passion to love and make others feel loved inside. My dream is to love people who don't feel loved , to be a builder other people's dreams and encourage their progress and faith in succeeding, I created the video to show the awesomeness of the song and the way it tells a story like mine. My thoughts are to show passion to those who feel weak, and I truly want to see them be greater. and everyday I will challenge that meaning because I am a builder, and this is my life and what I love, and thats why loving caliber is one of my favorite songs, because it reminds me of who I am . I am Karlissa Angelique.
Music can strike a chord on your soul at any age. It can transcend the days of darkness and forever etch in our memories the lightness of love, the days of carefree youth and the dawn of our golden years. It can change your mood, it can set your mood, and it can record your mood. Music transports you in and out of moments in your life. It can be an anchor and it can be a balloon released to the clouds. It makes new memories and reinforces past ones. Music is your one true friend as well as the party. It is the chameleon of life that changes tempo and beat to match its listener. Music knows no limits and transcends all ages, races, gender, and religion. It is the original equal rights opportunity. Music is the conductor of life that transmute the passages of time and space. It can act as a comforter, cheerleader, lover, best friend, mother/father, reminder. It plays many roles in the trajectories of life. It can be the soft shoulder to cry on and the pep talk calling you out of a slump. Whatever situation presents itself in life, music is there to provide the soundtrack of the time.
Bad Kid Reborn
“What about you Black Jesus, you’re a religious man,” The blonde bombshell purrs into her headset with a pouty tone, Straddling the statuesque dancer she has lovingly deemed
The Song That Revealed a Hidden World of Magic
The first time I heard "Ship of Fools," I went into my bedroom and drew a map. It was a map of the world the song created in my mind. It had a massive forest with towering trees that waned in size and number as the land spread into gold-tinged rolling hills. Those hills were precursors to a low and rocky mountain range whose ridges ended abruptly in a vast desert. On the other side of that were slowly rising forested cliffs, at the bottom of which was a forceful sea crashing against them.
Songs that give off Witch vibes
The songs I have picked are universal to any kind of witch you strive to be, whether it be mischievous, ethereal, or just wanting the vibes to match that you don't want to be messed with. Some of these songs have a lyrical context that I have found to be parallel to various elements. Some of these songs can stand along with their own message, I just happen to find a bit of a witch vibe in these tunes. Get your magic wand, get a glass of wine, and enjoy these songs for your witching hour.
Does a song need lyrics, a melodic symphony of words poetically entwined together to invoke a stir of the emotions? I always thought so. Without the librettos, a song was ‘boring’, without flavour or feeling. It wasn’t cool. For far too long I navigated the music world with this outlook – until the dramatic, emotive and encapsulating sounds of Hans Zimmer punctured what musical ignorance I had left.
Top 5 Underrated Marina & The Diamonds songs
This artist has brought a unique take in the genre of pop music. If you haven’t heard of this singer or would like to see what else she has done that maybe you don’t know about , here are some songs I’ve chosen to listen to from the modern day Madonna.