As a child my dad used to tell me, "Katie, if you put all your classes and studies to music you would be a genius. Your ability to remember every song and artist is uncanny." And yes, right now you are probably thinking to yourself "this comment totally reminds me of that scene in the Babysitter's Club movie from the early 90's where they make up a song about how the brain works so that she can pass her science class." And even if you weren't thinking that here's the clip for your viewing pleasure...thank goodness for YouTube...
But seriously, he was probably right - I hear a song played once and more than likely I will know 95% of the words the next time I hear it played and will be singing along.
And then there was the time that music helped me get into college. Two of my college application essays began with song lyrics.
However, the time of year I feel I appreciate music the most is...SUMMERTIME!! Summertime means CONCERTS, CONCERTS, CONCERTS!!
This past weekend I knocked off two of my many summertime shows.
Sunday night was a wonderful evening with Sugarland and Matt Nathanson. First of all, Jennifer Nettles vocals BLEW ME AWAY. And Matt Nathanson...well his voice can make anyone melt. All in all a FANTASTIC night. My current fave Sugarland song would have to be "Little Miss" I think it adequately expresses how overwhelming life can get at times...and then it swoops in with a chorus full of hope. You can check it out here: