Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Blogging Project - Day One

My favorite song

Wow, this is a hard one. I've been studying music since I was 7 years old. I love all kinds of music, really there are only a few styles that I don't like and only because I don't see any musicality in them at all. Such as Thrash Metal...I just don't get it.

I have several artists that I adore, several composers who have put life into my soul. To pick just one song...gah, almost impossible. Well, it won't be a composer because I consider those compositions works of art, and I believe this Blogging Project is asking something a little more mainstream. (However, 'The Planets' and 'Finlandia' are my two favorite compositions.)

If we're talking mainstream music, songs that most people would recognize I would have to say 'Soak up the Sun' by Sheryl Crow. She's in my top three favorite artist of all time. The song is upbeat, fun, makes me want to be driving along the beach in San Diego with the windows down and singing loudly with the music. Here is my favorite part of the song:

I don't have digital
I don't have diddly squat
It's not having what you want
It's wanting what you've got

It resonates with me and this is how I've tried to live my life, loving what I've got and trying to not want materialistic thing (which of course I do...I'm human!) over things that are irreplaceable. Some of my other favorites:

Dave Matthews - Crash
Ashlee Simpson - Beautifully Broken
Velvet Revolver - Fall to Pieces

Wow, this project may be harder than I thought! But look for a post a day for the next 30 days.

What's your favorite song?

PS - The run was great, knee is hurting a bit, but I got 10 miles in.


YZB said...

How lucky that you get to see Sheryl Crow on your birthday!

My favorite song has always been, and will always be "Homeward Bound" by Simon and Garfunkel

The Sports Mama said...

I'm with you... it is so hard to pick a favorite when you love all (well, almost all....I really have issues with rap) music.

BUT.... the song that never fails to lift my spirits and brighten my soul....

Love Shack. B52's.

Don't ask me why. I'm as clueless as everyone else on this one. :)