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Piece #23 - "Play that funky Music!"


If there is anything I have a close ties to it would have to be music. As you all have noticed, I always leave a song at the end of each blog that might give an added thought to what I wrote. Strangely, I have a music ear, but I can't play or read any music. I really wanted to play the piano so my mom had hired a tutor to teach me how to play. The session ended very shortly and the gal told my mom that I will never be able to play the piano because my hands were too small. If you ask my mom today the one regret that she has, it would be listening to that tutor because my hands are not small now.

I guess one thing I really like about music is that it has a better way of expressing how I feel better than I can explain it. With my Asperger's, it can be very difficult saying how feel inside. I find it amazing that Jaimee can know how I'm feeling without me saying really, anything. Music has a way of not only saying the right words, but also conveying the exact feeling the words go with it. I can say this is really frustrating for me, especially in moments when something happens and I have to react quickly, but when it's time to talk, it just comes out all wrong or nothing at all.

Since I love to write stories, many times I have to rely on music to help either inspire or guide me through the plot of my story. Sometimes I'll tip my hat to certain songs in my (fictional) writing for the motivation of the story. I say 'fictional' because all the writing I do is that; the blog is the only nonfiction I will write...so far. There have been a few occasions when I title the story after the title of a song. I generally won't do that, maybe a chapter, but rarely a book title.

I will say this about the music I select at the bottom of every blog I write, if you only listen to the regular radio station and you hear groups/people like Linkin Park, Lady Gaga, One Direction, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, etc. then maybe you should try listening to what I've listed. I want to say it's the best kept secret because these songs are not ones you would typically listen to on the radio. Some of it is rock, pop and borderline country, but it's still being missed. Why? I'm not really sure because it really is great music. If you haven't had the chance to listen, you ought to try it. (The best part is no cussing...unless you like that kind of thing).


Songs of Inspiration [Check it out on iTunes!]:

{This is a rap song by my former student Andre Reams, and yes it is on iTunes!}

Song: "Ascension"


Artist: BlackSheep


Album: Ascension

Here's a music video of his! (different song)


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Song: "Can't Shut Up"


Artist: Anthem Lights


Album: Self-Titled

Here's their music video.


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Song: "Outcast"


Artist: Kerrie Roberts


Album: Self-Titled

Here is her video.

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