Daily Archives July 29, 2012

Play Me a Memory

I was listening to Pandora this morning, letting it flip through a station I’d created, and while I was in the bathroom, I heard a song come on. Van Halen’s JUMP. Instantly, I was transported back in time to 7th grade, and all sorts of emotions came up. People wonder why I love music so much, and this is why. It’s the memories the songs bring to me. Many people who know me now are surprised to discover I am a musician. I say ‘am’, because I believe that being a musician is something you just ‘are’, like being a writer isn’t something you really do; it’s something you just ‘are’, whether you’re doing it or not. I am a musician, but it’s been years since I’ve played. I was quite good...

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