Wednesday, January 6, 2010

music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together -anais nin

i grew up with music...well, doesn't everyone really? but for me, my experience with music was being waken up on a saturday or sunday morning with pink floyd blaring through the house. bass vibrating through every fiber of my being with the smell of bacon permeating the house right into my pores. if it wasn't pink floyd, then it was fleetwood mac, heart, tom petty or john prine..

my first steps were taken while "give me three steps" by lynard skynard was playing in the background. my dad thought that would be pretty cool if i actually walked for the first time with that song playing..he still has that glimmer in his eye when he tells that story.

my dad loved classic rock, i was born in 1974 so i guess it was considered rock then.

my mom, worshipped diana ross. in all her long flowy hair, big beautiful eyed, divine voiced glory.

i love how when you hear a song it can transcend time almost. time traveling to your youth, feeling, smelling, re-living that experience again, in ways. my first record was cat stevens, i was five. i think i "borrowed" it from from my dad, leading to "adopting" it. i had a mini-record player in my room and would play and replay 'morning has broken'. the feeling it gave me, it just swept me away. especially the piano parts, i felt like i had been wrapped in a cocoon, safely tucked inside...

sometimes i try to see if certain parts of songs move other people the way it moves me. have you ever tried that? i get so excited for them, hoping that they'll feel it too. but it's funny because most of the time they'll be distracted or talking during that "one part" that should've sparked something in them...i'm waiting..waiting..the moment's comes the part.....there it went...and..nothing. i always get a little let down, but i know it's my own expectation and blah blah blah..

i've actually discovered a few years ago that my sister and brother do the same thing and usually the same exact thing happens, the other person didn't connect to it in the same way.

but the beauty is that they have their own songs. and the truth is that maybe i would have missed that "one part" too.

i think that bradley nowell (but originally by bob marley) sang it best when he sang.."one good thing about music, when it hits you you feel no pain. so hit me with music.."

i'd love to hear which songs move you..
xo, zara


  1. I'm still unpacking CDs. When you come to visit, we'll sit on my floor and listen to lotsa music. :)

  2. Seriously, the list could go on and on since I am your seeaaster:) Fleetwood Mac "Dreams" is a super fav.

  3. 'Koop Island Blues' by The Koop (at the moment this one has really stirred me up!(I have a post on my blog back a bit with this on but you can look it up on utube too if you're so inclined that is!lol

    Happy New Year to You & Yours


  4. mary mary~ i'm looking forward to getting lost in the music with you :)

    shawna~ yes, the list can go on forever...xo

    rainey~ thank you so much for that recommendation. i listened and i'am in love! it's kind of portishead meets blossom dearie. happy new year to you as well!

  5. Hi Zara
    Just thought I would drop by and say hellllooo to a fellow utmost kind challenger and looking forward to seeing how you get along in 2010 rx