My name is Annie and I’ve thought of writing this blog for ages! Looks like I finally took the leap. I currently work in corporate America but writing, music and art have always been what gets me through the day! I have a degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis on Art and Music, something to decorate the wall with, as my dad always said. I’ve always possessed a vivid imagination and have been writing things for as long as I can remember, stories, poems, speeches (okay that’s for work!), but I do enjoy it so! If you ever see a person with either a journal or a phone in her hand writing or typing away… that might be me! I’ve got bits and pieces of thoughts and stories all over the place, the car, my purse, the office, …. sure, you get the picture! I love music, play piano some, listen to most types but for me it is always an emotional relief valve. Whether I am hearing a song for the first time or something I’ve heard over and over there is generally something else attached to the song in my mind! Basically I just love listening to it and letting it take me to a different place in my mind. So, you may be wondering about the title of this blog, well here goes nothing!
For as long as I can remember, music has been an essential part of my life. I remember my parents dancing to the strains of Unforgettable by Nat King Cole and thinking it was so romantic… I wanted that. Or my Granddad singing Danny Boy in the pub for all the world to hear – it never mattered if he was off key, he was singing for the pure joy of it all, and it showed. Every important happening in my life can be linked to a song whether in childhood, my teen years or as an adult. Some of my posts will be about songs everyone knows or has heard. Others will be about independent artists whose music is brilliant and truly evokes emotion through the lyrics as well as the music. I also have a real soft spot for the music of Ireland so if you haven’t heard about some of these artists yet, you just might do so here!
Mainly though, memories for me are music and I’d like to share some of them with you. What the art of the song means in my life and perhaps you will share what these songs or some of your own memories mean to you. Or maybe you’ll just like what I write! Some of my other writing or random thoughts will be posted under Musings as well…
But for now, Life for me always starts with a song and ends with a smile!
Thanks for reading…
If I’ve inspired you… a cup of coffee would be lovely!