Posts Tagged With: Billy Joel

#GratiTuesday: Meant To Be Moments

 

It may sound silly or ridiculous, or inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, but I’m grateful for live music. I’m grateful for music in general, but most of all when I’m experiencing it first hand.

Dancing with 500, or 500,000 people in a loud concert hall is where I feel the most me. When I feel the baseline pulsing through my veins and my heartbeat is indistinguishable from the drumbeat. Those are my Meant To Be moments.

What is a Meant To Be moment, you ask? It’s just like how it sounds. When you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are in the right place. This place feels like home for you. Because it is. You heart is at home. I was talking with my best friend Tara about it on our drive back from Tulsa Saturday night, it could be anything for anyone. That’s the joy about it. My Meant To Be moments, and your Meant To Be moments could be (and probably are) totally different.

Tara feels it at the zoo. Any zoo.

And I experience it every single time I go to a concert.
Every show.
Every time.
It’s such a hard concept to explain to people. Because, duhhhh? Who doesn’t feel happy when they are at a concert? But it’s more that just euphoric happiness for me, it’s contentment.

I experienced it last Saturday at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma dancing to “New Orleans” with Parachute. And I’m sure I’ll experience it at Old Rock House in St. Louis this coming Saturday when I see Parachute again.


I felt it every time my wrist band flashed at the 1989 World Tour.


I had it when I was nine years old and my parents took me to a Kansas concert.
And when I was an annoying 12-year-old with her mom and sister seeing NSYNC. And again when I was 24-years-old, but pretending to be 13-years-old, at a Backstreet Boys concert. And yet again when JT brought sexy back.


It reverberated in my heart when Billy Joel told me (and 24,000 other people) that “Vienna waits for you.” And I could hardly stand it when Hanson filled my heart and soul with Roots and Rock N Roll at the Dallas House of Blues.

That’s why every time I leave a concert, it’s such quick onset of Post-Concert Depression. Because that feeling is so fleeting and so rare for me, that Meant To Be feeling. It’s so rare, but I want to live it every day. I can’t even comprehend what it would feel like for me to work for a venue or for a tour and get to have that feeling every night. It would be more than you can imagine, more than I could ever even imagine.

Some people want to make lots of money. Some people want to be mommies and daddies. Other people want to travel the world. Others want to save it.

Me?
I just want to spend every night in a venue until I’ve lost all my proper hearing 🙂

Happy #GratiTuesday!

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Warmer Weather

THE DAYS ARE GETTING WARMER!

One time, in Malibu, I wanted it to be warmer. And it just would not cooperate. So I just faked it.

One time, in Malibu, I wanted it to be warmer. And it just would not cooperate. So I just faked it.

Winter is finally going (see what I did there?).

And with winter going, that means summer is coming. And with summer coming, that means that my days are getting happier. And with my days getting happier, that means I need some music that I can play in my car with my windows down. And that, my friends, calls for a new playlist.

1. Happy — Pharrell Williams G I R L

“It might seem crazy what I’m about to say. Sunshine, she’s here, you can take a break.”

2. Best of Times — Hanson Sound of Light     ***My bfffff, Tara and I sing back up on this song!***

“Making it up as we go along. Three chords and the truth, we can make a song.”

3. Something Right — Chelsea Lankes (Feat. Will Anderson) Ringing Bell

“We play pretend, keeping all our feelings in. Somehow I knew, it’s always been you.”

4. Sway — The Perishers Let There Be Morning

“I’ve always been a dreamer, I’ve had my head among the clouds. Now that I’m coming down, would you be my solid ground?”

5. It’s Always the Quiet Ones — Paris Carney (Single)

“I thought you knew this game was hard. You can’t get points ’til you get scars.”

6. Drive You Home — Parachute Overnight

“Staring at the ceiling but I just can’t sleep, wonderin’ what you’re going when it comes to me.”

7. Same Girl — Jack Johnson Sleep Through the Static

“How can you be so calm when the truth is that sometimes we live in the eye of the storm?”

8. Not a Bad Thing — Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience Part 2

“Said all I want from you is to see tomorrow, and every tomorrow, maybe you’ll let me borrow your heart.”

9. Barely Breathing — Glee (Single) (say what you will, but Darren Criss can sing to me allll day.)

“I know what you’re doing, I see it all too clear. I only taste the saline, when I kiss away your tears.”

10. Enough for Always — Kate Voegele Gravity Happens

“You’re stubborn and I’m worse, you know. But your smile is like that country road in Virginia.”

11. Even the Stars Fall 4 U — Keith Urban Fuse

“Yeah, those fireflies in the field, they gotta know the way I feel.”

12. Little Bit — Drake (Feat. Lykke Li) So Far Gone

“Both hearts beat like a metronome. Both in sync like a Justin song.”

13. Treacherous — Taylor Swift Red

“And all we are is skin and bone, trained to get along. Forever going with the flow, but you’re friction.”

14. Heart Starts — Matt Nathanson Last of the Great Pretenders

“All I know is the world is filled with broken things. All I know, with these walls I built, I can’t get to what you need.”

15. Hercules — Sara Bareilles The Blessed Unrest

“I’m on the hunt for who I’ve not yet become. But I’d settle for a little equilibrium.”

16. Tell Her About It — Billy Joel The Essential Billy Joel

“Though you may not have done anything, will that be a consolation when she’s gone?”

17. Wildflowers — Joe Brooks (Single)

“You belong among the wildflowers. You belong somewhere close to me.”

18. Parallel — Heffron Drive (Single)

“What if the one who was meant for you was all along right in front of you?”

19. Can I Have This Dance — Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens High School Musical 3: Senior Year

“It’s like catching lightning the chances of finding someone like you. It’s one in a million, the chances of feeling the way we do.

20. Gold — Owl City The Midsummer Station

“Shout out to the dreams you’ll chase. Shout out to the hearts you’ll break.”

You can listen to the entire playlist here (because the play below randomly leaves out 5 songs).

 

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Late July

It’s late July and I haven’t posted in roughly two months. Mostly because I live a fairly uneventful life, partly because I can’t really seem to post a blog that doesn’t allude to things that are going on in my life that I probably don’t exactly want to become mainstream information…and also because I’ve recently been too lazy to write a blog.

Anyway, this one is just here to remind you that I’m still here 🙂

Here’s my current playlist, take from it what you will about my life (because I know you will).

1. I Can’t Lie – Maroon 5 Hands All Over

“I can’t lie, you’re on my mind, stuck inside my head. I wanna feel your heart beat for me instead.”

2. She’s Got A Way – Billy Joel Cold Spring Harbor

“She’s got a light around her, and everywhere she goes a million dreams of love surround her.”

3. Impatient Girl – Kate Voegele Gravity Happens

“Oh, I ain’t built like this. The way you’re taking your time has got me jumpin’ ship.
And I won’t lie, let’s call this what it is, an impatient girl waiting on an empty wish.”

4. Under Control – Parachute Losing Sleep

“So darling please forgive me, I want you and you’ll just have to know.”

5. Sooner or Later – Michelle Branch Everything Comes and Goes

“Sooner or later, you’re gonna come around. And you’ll be sorry, when you figure out, that I was always everything that you needed. Sooner or later, you’re gonna wish you had me. ”

6. Halo – Bethany Joy Lenz One Tree Hill, Vol.2

“One thing is clear, I wear a halo. I wear a halo when you look at me.”

7. All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye – John Mayer Battle Studies

“Just when I had you off my head, your voice comes thrashing wildly through my quiet bed. You say you wanna try again, but I’ve tried everything but giving in.”

8. I Knew You Were Trouble. – Taylor Swift Red

“And he’s long gone when he’s next to me. And I realize the blame is on me.”

9. My Love – Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds

“Because I could see us holding hands. Walking on the beach, our toes in the sand. I could see us on the countryside sittin’ on the grass, layin’ side by side.”

10. Cut Right Through Me – Hanson Anthem

“I say a word and I’ve said too much.”

11.  Catch Me – Demi Lovato Here We Go Again.

“I can’t set my hopes too high ’cause every hello ends with a goodbye.”

12.  You Can Run – Bryan Greenberg (Feat. Kid Cudi) We Don’t Have Forever

“You try to forget about me, but I told you to never doubt me. How’s your life right now without me?”

13. Sparks Fly– Taylor Swift Speak Now

“You’re the kind of reckless that should send me runnin’, but I kinda know that I won’t get far.”

14. Cups – Anna Kendrick  Pitch Perfect Soundtrack

“When I’m gone, when I’m gone, you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone. You’re gonna miss me by my walk, you’re gonna miss me by my talk, oh you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.”

15.  Modern Love  – Matt Nathanson Modern Love

“Take the phone calls, take this circus. Take the drama, cause baby it’s just worthless.”

16.  Do You Think Abou Me – Carrie Underwood Blown Away

‘Do you think about me, like I think about you?”

17.  Goodnight and Go – Imogen Heap Speak For Yourself

“Skipping beats, blushing cheeks. I am struggling.”

18. Wanted You More – Lady Antebellum Own The Night

“My heart was open, exposed and hoping for you to lay it on the line. In the end it seemed there was no room for me. Still, I tried to change your mind.”

19. Layla – Eric Clapton Cream of Clapton

“Like a fool, I fell in love with you, turned my whole world upside down.”

20.  Come Back..Be Here – Taylor Swift Red

“I told myself don’t get attached, but in my mind I play it back. Spinning faster than the plane that took you.”

21. Everything You Want – Vertical Horizon Everything You Want

“There’s always another wound to discover. There’s always something more you wish he’d say.”

22.  From My Head To My Heart – Evan and Jaron Evan and Jaron

“I feel the distance standing here next to you. I don’t want to keep you waiting but I’ve been waiting too.”

23. Free Fallin’– Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Full Moon Fever

“She’s a good girl, loves her mama. Loves Jesus and America too. ”

Listen to the complete playlist here.

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