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.
Slowdance - ”Boyfriend” (2012)
I haven’t been listening to new music in donkey’s years.
With all the work I’ve been doing lately, it takes too much out of me to discover a new song, play it over and over, decide how I feel about it, and throw all my giddy, music-loving emotions into it. (I feel the same way about the prospect of a relationship, but that’s a discussion for another time.) I’d much rather stick with the songs I already have in my music player; at least they’re dependable, familiar faces that offer great comfort and little surprise. They know me, and I know them.
Last night, I decided to get out of the hermit cave I’ve built for myself and click on the first music post in my Twitter feed. The song turned out to be this one.
After not being exposed to any new music in ages (actually just a month—I tend to exaggerate), hearing this was like seeing the light again.
This song reminded me why, years ago, I began my ravenous download spree in the first place: because, in the vast universe that is recorded music, there’s always a three-minute gem out there that holds the power to change your mood, your day, your decisions, your life. And that is a sort of magic in itself.
Also, this song reminded me of this past summer and crushing on a guy. Nothing came of that one, obviously. Hahahahaha. Boy, I love it when these songs suddenly remind me of cringe-worthy events in my recent past.