July 2018
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my passion for music / all of my favorite music, in pretty linked-to-samples icons!

Pandora has reawakened my love for music! bluebl00d and acid_burns got it started by introducing me to all kinds of new music, but that wasn't a daily thing of course -- now I can discover new music anytime I want. It's awesome -- just enter a song or artist and it creates a station based on that music, not by genre but by actual SOUND, OMG it's thrilling! Just a few days ago I discovered Neulander, and fell so in love that I had to buy the music immediately (instead of hunting through used CD stores & ebay like usual).

I used to be utterly ADDICTED to music; I never left the house without my walkman, and the first thing I did when I walked into my bedroom was turn on the radio. I knew all the groups on the three stations I listened to; my list of favorites ran into 40s; I could wax rhapsodic on genre or group; I knew all these esoteric groups no one else had ever heard of; I saved up at age 13-14 to buy a stereo that was about $150 -- a hell of a lot of money for someone who made 5$ an hour babysitting occasionally. The greatest thrill in my life was hearing a powerful song by a group I hadn't heard of. Music was my passion, my life -- my mother and father and friend. When I was hurting I turned to God and music together -- I would put on music and talk to God. I would listen to a CD on random and ask God to speak to me through a song... so many times a line would catch my attention, one that I'd heard a million times but had new meaning to me in that moment.

When The Benjamin Gate broke up I lost interest in music. I loved that band SO much and they were SO much a part of my life. I saw them 6 times in concert, three times in Georgia, once flying to Pennsylvania, once driving to Tennessee, and for their final show I (and three others) drove 13 hours ONE WAY to Texas. They gave me so much hope... if they hadn't come out with a new CD when I was living with my aunt and uncle I don't think I could have stood that time. When they broke up I went into mourning, I think. I didn't want to love any band the way I loved them... They WERE music to me, so when I buried my feelings for them, I buried my passion for all of music.

Now that passion is reawakening, stirring to life within me. I am wildly yearning to go to a concert and hear someone play who can make my soul scream in agreement. (I am definitely going to that Mutemath concert -- can't wait!) I think it is beautifully appropriate that Adie has just released her solo album (though I haven't heard it, 'cept for the few songs on her myspace). She's moving on as I am.

this took FOREVER. but I love it! I added part of it to my userinfo and the whole thing to my myspace. Yes I have a myspace, I use it for collecting new music, don't judge me, you!

adored favorites:
(absolutely MUST have, desert island necessity, would perish without! all current loves, listened to constantly)

love deeply but wouldn't quite die without:
(used-to-be-obsessive favorites & new groups that I love but not adore)

greatly enjoy:
(either adore the sound but doesn't have deep meaning to me or vice versa)

fond of:
(used to be favorites and now I love them for what they used to mean to me, not necessarily their sound)

Comment and tell me what (if any, heh) music you share my love for!

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malignlibra ══╣╠══
OMG! Yay! A fellow Muse lover! And Tatu and Jewel. Yayness in a can!
faceless_wonder ══╣love╠══
ooooh, butterfly boucher. she's awesome!

...although i'm really sad, there's this acoustic version of another white dash that i heard on an internet radio station, and i've never been able to find that particular version again, only the more electrified one.
maladroitkat ══╣╠══
Mmmm . . . I love Muse.
Music is my life
bluebl00d ══╣Music is my life╠══
Lets see we share these...

The Cranberries, Massive Attack, Kosheen, TATU, PJ Harvey, Muse, Flunk, Jewel (the old one, and not the one who sold out), Daughter Darling, Cinephile, Portishead, Frou Frou, Nine Inch Nails, Hooverphonic, Goldfrapp, Lunascape, Olive, Beauty Confusion, Supreme Being of Leisure
smurfb1ue ══╣╠══
the Benjamin Gate, Plumb, Newsboys, original Jewel stuff...some of my favorites. I'm psyched about Adie's new CD. I know it's a lot different from the Benjamin Gate stuff, but I love her!
portishead is my everything
acid_burns ══╣portishead is my everything╠══
The Cranberries
Jewel (old school)

And I am known to listen to Tatu, PJ Harvey and Massive Attack - the odd time.

hottergirl01 ══╣╠══
"More shine today, let's just say things aren't always quite as good as they seem...well, how good can they be?"

GAWWWWWWSH...that was an iTunes freebie and I love it love it LOVE IT!
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
I've been a fan of Savage arden and Jewel for some time and thanks to you I have now faen in LOVE with Muse andMichelle Tumes! What amazingly good music! *is happy she has found new music to love*
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
Oh and not to mention The Cranberries! ^.^
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