i'm cheekie albay, a 29-year-old writer, entrepreneur, music freak, reformed party girl, and erstwhile chemistry major (true story).
for every moment in my life, there's a song on my mind. whether i'm heading to a party, being bored out of my wits, crushing on a new guy, attacking a sandwich, or crushing on a new guy while attacking a sandwich, i'm humming in my head.
Since yesterday, I’ve had my iTunes on shuffle, something I haven’t done in years.
Lately, I’ve been mostly playing music with half a purpose, whether it’s discovering great music from new albums, discerning the finer merits of old ones, or screening songs and test-driving them for a mixtape. (Yes, I really take that mixtape business seriously.)
But listening to music with a goal in mind gets tiring, and it takes something away from the purity, the sanctity (gad, I’m such a geek) of the experience.
I wanted to go back to the days when I would just let my iTunes cough up any old song from the deep, dark recesses of my hard drive and just surprise me, make me grin, sigh, or shriek without warning.
Today, John Lennon’s “Woman” is one of the songs my iTunes shuffle gleefully spat out at me.
Other notable gems I had the pleasure of randomly hearing this morning:
I’m off to a good start today, obviously.