Thursday, March 18, 2010

Project: Soundtrack

I'm not sure why but I have not been into music for a few years now. It used to be something that I felt really defined me. I was all about what I was into. So I don't know why I stopped listening. In fact, when I traded in my Toyota Echo over a year ago, I didn't even bother to put my fully stocked CD case into the newer (used) Corolla.

Yesterday one of my friends posted on Facebook that Alex Chilton died. He was 59. Big Star was pretty much the soundtrack of almost every summer of my college years (it was the early 1990s and they had just gotten back together). I have not been able to stop listening to this album, recorded live.

I actually started listening to my CDs this past weekend. We needed to move a shelf to make room for Zadie's new little table and chairs and it was full of CDs so I started copying everything I wanted to my computer so that I could get rid of all that plastic. I have fallen in love all over again. I think periodically I will post about what I'm listening to. And I promise I will never have anything that plays as soon as you load the page. I absolutely hate that.


Marissa L. Swinghammer said...

I love Big Star and nobody seems to know them. So sad about his death, I hadn't heard.

Beth Lemon said...

Big Star is amazing. I'm sad that such amazing talent has left the world.

I'm also glad that I started liking music again just a few days before he died because otherwise, I may never have spent all day listening to all those amazing Big Star songs.

I'm still trying to figure out why I was so averse to the idea of music for so long. I have no idea.

Amanda McGuire Rzicznek said...

The same thing has been happening to me. If I don't have a cool student who makes me a mix, I don't really listen to music or search it out like I used to. Big Star is the bomb. Can't wait to read about what you're listening to. Plus, you want Z. to grow up listening to good tunes...