I love music. I listen to it everyday and I freakout when my ipod is misplaced (like right now. I haven't seen it in several days.). The music I listen to can change to mood I'm in or reinforce the feeling that I have. If I'm stuck in a rut, I can start playing some Korn or get nostalgic with some old Linkin Park and everything gets a little better.
Theres just nothing like hearing a beloved song on the radio and getting lost in the riffs and melodies. Some of your best times can be had jamming out to music with friends (or alone). There are always those songs (or sometimes just parts of songs) that get to you every time you hear them. You may not even know why, but there's something about the song that reaches you at a deeper level and that is something that doesn't disappear. There is simply nothing like music.
Music is creative and artistic. It can be premeditated or completely spontaneous. Sometimes it is totally serious and other times it makes no sense whatsoever. It can make you sing, dance, laugh, cry, smile, or enter a mosh pit. Music is capable of bringing the masses together or give people something else to hate. Like anything, there is a good and a bad, a ying and a yang; there's balance.
Over the years, my musical tastes have changed, but many bands have never faded away. I first listened to Korn when I was in 6th or 7th grade and they are still one of my favorite bands. I started listening to Linkin Park even earlier than that and occasionally I'll still go back and listen to one of their albums in its entirety. Some things never change.
Concerts (although they have their bad moments) have given me some amazing experiences that I've been able to share with friends and loved ones. I've also been lucky enough to meet some of those I've looked up to and they have never let me down.
My love and passion for music is why I want to create it. Music have given me so much during my 20 (almost 21) years and I feel obligated to give back to it. Of course, I get something more out of the exchange as well. Writing music gives me another creative output (like this blog) that I wouldn't be able to get writing for a campus magazine or doing a term paper for a journalism class. Plus, it is an amazing thing to be able to share your work with people you care about (once you stop worrying about whether or not they like it, anyway.).
No matter what happens with school and my career, no matter where I live or who I live with, music will always be there for me. Music will always be a huge part of my life and I wouldn't have it any other way.