14 March 2013

Thoughts on Music

How good is this song for mornings filled with snow clouds? I've been listening to it as Ben and I walk to work every afternoon. So perfect and lovely.


Fleet Foxes- "Montezuma"

The other night, Ben downloaded the entire discography of Animal Collective because they're incredibly important to me and was playing Merriweather Post Pavilion while I was in the shower. Hearing their music brought me back to a time when I was carefree and young. I remember when that album came out and how excited my friends and I all were: just moving from place to place, playing the songs over and over and dancing like mad. Their music made me feel magical and reminded me more of what my childhood was like than any film of photo could. I used to tell people that listening to Animal Collective was like listening to colors and pure, uninhibited emotions. Seeing them play live was still one of the most special (and expensive) nights of my life. 

But... we grew apart. When I moved on from the place that introduced me to their music, I found it hard to listen to. It reminded me of things I felt like I had lost and people I no longer felt connected to. 

Despite this, when I heard their album playing through the hallway of my small apartment, I was filled with joy. Here was one of my favorite bands finding me again, as music so often does. Enough time had passed; I no longer feel emotional thinking about my time in the corn fields and could happily embrace this magical group once again. 

Sorry for this little ramble. I didn't even have an Animal Collective song picked out to accompany this post when I began it, but I feel that I must include one now. Enjoy (and a sorry to my mother and father who probably still don't "get" their music, but have always tried to with open ears). 


6 comments:

  1. Aw, so nice to see Fleet Foxes getting some recognition! I'm a fan, but not many people where I live are even aware of their existence. :)

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    1. Oh yes, they deserve lots of love. Where do you live that is so isolated from their beautiful music?!

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  2. Animal Collective - always a good idea :) The nostalgia that Merriweather gives you, I get it from Strawberry Jam since I met my fiance during the summer of that album.

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    1. Oh what a beautiful album to meet some to!

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  3. WHOA you hit that description of animal collective on the NOSE! i remember when that album came out, driving around with my friends and blasting that thing. and it does feel so weird and nostalgic to hear it again.

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    1. Thanks lady! It was so influential, I can't believe I let it go for so long.

      By the way, you're blog is beautiful!

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