Good morning 🙂

How’s your morning been so far? I know my post is a little later than usual, was catching up with a friend I bumped into at Starbucks.

So, while chatting with Lauren I figured out today’s blog topic… Music. This hit me while I was listening to the great music here at Starbucks. (I do not get anything from starbucks, this is not product placement 😉 )

So anyway, what kind of music do you listen to?

Music is the soundtrack to our lives. It so incredibly important. It adds colour to our lives, makes life more exciting, cheers us up when we’re down, calms us down, and most importantly, it relates to us. It appeals to our emotions, our feelings.

As for my taste in music, it is…. varied.

What do you think I like?

Most people would say hip hop, and they’d be correct, but my taste is not limited to only that. Let’s take a list at my top 10. (plays collected over the past 2+ years)

1. Right round – Flo Rida
2. Marvin’s Room – Drake
3. Ultimate victory – chamillionaire
4. I’m on a boat – lonely island
5. Danza kuduro – Don Omar
6. Up all night – drake
7. Cookie jar – gym class heroes
8. Heartless – Kane west
9. Champagne showers – LMFAO
10. Tik Tok – ke$ha

So yes, most of my music is concentrated on hip hop and mainstream stuff, but further down my list you’ll see 30 Seconds to Mars, Slash, Michael Buble, Sinatra, Tiesto, Aoki, Santana, Linkin Park, Busta Ryhmes, One Republic, and … Taylor Swift. Yes, that is correct I listen Taylor Swift, sue me.

Each artist or genre appeals to a different side of me, a different area. And I’m sure you feel the same way too. I can’t listen to one style for too long, hence the varied selection. Right now I’m going through a Sinatra & Buble phase, thanks to my singing lessons.

Aside form listening to music, making music is great as well. Singing has been great for me. It’s helped me and I would really love to have a band in due time and make some great covers with certin people. Making music is a great form of personal expression, whether it is playing a song you know or composing your own stuff. It’s a great outlet for stress, creation and expression. Everyone should dabble in making music… it will boost your confidence and help you express yourself better. Whether its playing the piano, DJing, singing, mixing, producing, strumming the guitar, etc…… Anyone of them would be great…. It all matters.

So yea, don’t forget about music, don’t underestimate it’s power. It can motivate you, it can cheer you up, it can perpetuate your emotion, it can make you feel like a champion. Music is a force to be reckoned with…. a great source of power.

Here’s my cover of Frank Sinatra’s The Way You Look Tonight. Click here. it’s a little pitchy, I think, but definitely an improvement. #progress

Have a great day ahead,

Straight From The Heart

Arkay 6






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