Sunday, May 12, 2013

I hated it before I loved it

I have this bad habit of hating music before I decide I love it. Well, not necessarily hating, but at least not seeing the appeal. Like the first week or two Heath had the new Mumford and Sons album, and I kept remarking on his new "country" music album. He finally got irritated enough that he demanded I never call it that again, but it wasn't until I listened to it on my own on a long drive that I realized I LOVED it. The same things happened earlier this year with Future of Forestry, and before that the Avett Brothers and before that the new Radiohead album. I suppose I should just realize by now that whatever new music he introduces me to that I intially shy away from will eventually become my favorite. Especially if he and DanM find it together; I'm almost guaranteed to eventually love it (Gomez and Young the Giant, to name a couple).

I don't know why I continue to be surprised throughout my life by music's ability to reach through our clouded thoughts and emotions and speak some truth to us, or to express what our heart is feeling that we weren't able to nail down until we heard it to music. But Thank God is does.


  1. The last song DanM showed me was "I'm gonna pop some tags."

    Although it makes me laugh and it is very catchy, the jury is still out on that one for me.

  2. Heath! "What, what, what what? What, what, what what?"

    I have initially said that about every Radiohead album for a decade now and yet somehow they continue to be my favorite. band. ever. Actually, you want to talk about brain science---I remember OKComputer gave me the "vocabulary" to describe to Cody what happens in my head when I eat too many carbs, or when I paint in an enclosed area...or when I hookah, lol.