What makes a song a classic?

Today as I was listening to music I contemplated “What makes a song a classic?” I was listening to “No Diggity” by Blackstreet ft. Dr. Dre and that is a classic hip hop song, so it made me wonder “What makes a song a classic?” There are many songs that we might consider classics. Maybe they became instant classics as soon as we heard them or maybe they became classics over time. For me, I definitely think what makes a song a classic is the lyrics and the beat. What do you think makes a classic song?

Art interpretations

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So I am in this Facebook group that is for INFP women where we can share our innermost thoughts and quirks. We’re a loving group of women who are there for each other and it’s great, but anyway someone posted this picture in the group and a lot of us gave our interpretation of what the picture meant. I thought the picture symbolized how sometimes people are not satisfied with what they already have. Other people gave their interpretations and I just wanted to point out this wonderful thing about art. Something that I have always appreciated about art is the fact that art can be interpreted in many different ways. Everyone has a different perspective and there are no right or wrong answers. I guess that’s why I’ve always like studying English Literature. It’s the same with that subject. An author can have many different themes running throughout a book and there can be scenes that resonate with different people but for very different reasons. That’s why I’ve always preferred literature over math I guess lol. With math there’s always a right answer but with English there can be many different perspectives. That’s what makes studying literature so enjoyable for me.

You have to pursue your goals

Today I took a leap of faith and did something bold. I’ve been trying to land my dream job, but I haven’t had any luck yet. I want to be a writer. I was looking through Our State magazine, which is a magazine based in North Carolina. I’ve applied for a position there a couple of times, but I hadn’t had any success. While I was looking through the magazine I came across the Letter from the Editor section and I thought hit me. Why not try to reach out to the editor personally about my desire to work on her magazine and see what she says? So I wrote a letter to the editor and told her that writing was my dream and this is something that I want to do and that I applied for a job position a couple of times with Our State. I told her that I would love to set up an interview with her. Sometimes you just have to be bold to get what you want. I don’t know if it will work but it’s worth a shot.

Intimate relationship with music

Music for me today was on a whole other level. I love when you go back and rediscover songs that you hadn’t listened to in a long time. Today it was Blues Traveler and their song “Runaround” and I listened to a lot of Sean Paul today as well while I was at work and both artists are completely opposite ends of the spectrum but like I mentioned in my last posts. That’s the beautiful thing about music. Music is music and certain songs evoke different emotions. For example, I found an awesome live version of Blues Traveler doing their song “Runaround” (I’ll link the video below) and I think it is better than his album version although I like that one too. That song just gives me life and soul. The way he sings and plays that harmonica…it’s just complete excellence. I get chills just watching that performance and I just have to close my eyes and tap my foot and move my head. Then on the other end there’s Sean Paul who is known for his reggae and dancehall music and for me when I listen to his songs like “Like Glue” and “We Be Burnin'” that music makes me feel like I’m from the islands myself and it makes me feel like a sexy, beautiful woman. Music is such a powerful tool and we shouldn’t ever take it for granted.

Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgfEVDxd7Kc

 

Musical Diversity

I honestly think if people were to look at my music on my phone that I have downloaded they would be confused. I have such an eclectic taste in music, but I think it’s one of the most awesome things about myself. I don’t discriminate music based on genre. Music is music to me. I have everything from Eminem to Adele to Blues Travelers and then throw in some 50s rock and roll. My music taste is all over the place. I just love music! When I think back on it I really think that being in the band all the way from middle school through college really instilled in me a love for music and an appreciation for different types of music. I loved music before but I think having an appreciation for different types of music is important. Music is a cultural thing and a universal language and it’s beautiful and inspiring and it just encompasses all of these feelings that I can’t even really express fully. Music is just a God given blessing to make the world a little more brighter.

Historical fiction

So I’m rewatching The Tudors for about the 5th time and this show will never get old to me. The show is awesome on so many levels! With that being said, I realized just recently that I’ve always had a fascination for historical fiction. Historical fiction books to me always seem well written and well researched. It’s amazing how the authors can take a historical figure and write a story that allows the readers to see another side. It also allows us to see these historical figures take on more human personas. Take Alison Weir for example who is working on a series of historical fiction books based on Henry VIII’s six wives. I am extremely excited about that! Because of The Tudors I have become fascinated with Henry VIII and everything to do with him.