Ok so i had an extra hour or two this morning because apparently the puppies can't sleep past 5 am anymore.
But it gave me a chance to go through my iPhone and ALL the songs on it (random shuffle, skipping the ones i have heard over and over again) and think about when i first heard the song and feel the memories i had attached to the song. The songs and the artists......some still around but many just a memory..... it made me wonder "what happened to the music?"
Why are there no slow (aka romantic) songs like "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak or "Kiss from a rose" by Seal or even "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden? Why do we think that Justin Bieber and Rihanna and Ke$ha are musicians? I know i contribute to the situation by listening to the "Top 100" station and will admit that the music is a bit catchy. And yes, i am still obsessed with "Call me maybe." But what happened to the music? And side note. Really? Really? Who spells their name with a "$?" Is that really necessary?
And expanding on that question, where are all the romantic movies? Movies such as Say Anything, with Lloyd Dobler holding the boom box over his head to win back Diane Court or City of Angels with Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage finding love in a most bizarre situation, are a thing of the past. Instead we have Saw I, II, III, IV, V, VI, etc or Final Destination(s) or the movie Sinister, which i went with Taylor to see. By the way, if you like scary movies- it will scare the PANTS off of you! I had horrible dreams about Mr Boogie for weeks....and i didn't even watch most of the movie because my hands were covering my eyes!
Anyway, i realize this is a random post. To end, i would like to share 4 of my favorite songs that i listened to this morning. Songs that take me back to high school and college (mainly college). Songs that i associate love, passion, adoration, and everything i ever wanted in the love department....lol. Justin Bieber, eat your heart out. And take notes. This is how it is done!
Counting Crows "Colorblind"
DMB "Crash Into Me"
Goo Goo Dolls "Iris"