I used to really love music.
I used to pay attention to release schedules.
I used to buy new albums all the time.
I still love music but I just don’t have time to pay attention to release schedules and I don’t have the disposable income to buy new music all the time.
With the recent release of iTunes Radio I’m realizing that there are tons of bands that I’ve never heard of. And many of them are amazing. I’m remembering how great it feels to discover new music.
New music reminds me of a vacation that Kathy and I took before we had kids. We flew to San Francisco, and drove down Highway 1 to Los Angeles. It was one of the best vacations that we’ve ever been on and we still talk about that drive. We purchased two CDs in a Monterey Target store. The best was Jamie Cullum’s Twentysomething.
As we drove down the beautiful California Coast we saw some of the most amazing views and we have this soundtrack that reminds us of those moments of discovery.
Finding new music reminds of of those moments when we would turn a corner on the freeway and were greeted by a pristine beach. Or diving the mountainous road through Big Sur and seeing the amazing bridges connect cliffs.
I love those moments of surprise and discovery. And music is a great partner for that journey. When I listen to Jamie Cullum’s CD now I go right back to that trip. Thanks iTunes Radio.