Life Soundtrack

Do you ever just get random songs stuck in your head? Or better yet, random parts of songs just playing over and over?

I did an experiment when I was in college. Every time one of these moments occurred, I would write the song down. Every time. I literally had pages of random songs written down.

If I can find one I’ll post a pic here.

Anybut, the reason I’m bringing this up is for two reasons. The first, because I woke up this morning with a song repeating in my head. (Secret by The Pierces if you were wondering)

The second reason I decided to bring this up is because when I first did it in college I joked about how it was a real life soundtrack. And that got me wondering a stupid thought.

Do you know that fun fact about dreams? Before TV was in color people used to dream in black and white…or something like that? I always thought that was ridiculous. Why would TV have such an impression when, you know, the world is in color (unless of course you are one of the millions who suffer from a version of color blindness, but even then the TV would still appear the same as the world around you…or something).

I thought since music is so readily available and used in films and ads and tv shows and as ambience, is that why songs get stuck in our heads? I know one of the major pulls of music is to be catchy so people want to buy it, but did people back in the times before music was so readily available get songs stuck in their heads in the same way?

Has the idea of soundtracks for storytelling created this part of the brain that feels like emphasizing our actual lives with music?

Just a thought…as I also sit here listening to the same 40 seconds of a song over and over…Roxanne from the stage musical version of Moulin Rouge with Aaron Tveit…

….if you were wondering.

Happy New Year! 2023

It’s a new year….It’s a new beginning….It’s 2023!!

I ended 2022 working on one of the many Christmas Carols being performed across the country. I was backstage where I feel comfortable in the dark and away from hundreds of eyes watching me. I rang in the new year sore, but content with the work I did.

I also rang in the new year with a trip to Barnes & Noble to do a little end of the year book buying. I could tell y’all what I got, but 1/2 of the purchase was more journals (cuz I LOVE journals…even if I never fill them) and all but 2 of the books I bought are pure guilty pleasures for me which apparently isn’t allowed when it comes to reading books….huh. Weird that.

Do I have large ambitions for 2023? No. Because that’s unattainable and will only lead to be disappointing myself. I’m keeping it simple this year.

So without further stalling/need to fill this post out a little, here are my goals for this year:

1. Try to post at least twice a month here
2. Drink more water
3. Read more books

That’s it. There are larger goals, but they aren’t ones I’m committing to because they’re mostly dependent on outside forces.

So yeah, that’s all I’ve got. Hope y’all have a fantastic 2023 filled with success (whatever that means to you and doesn’t matter how small) and kindness (cuz we ALL need that right now).