“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” -Origin unknown
This quote might be true, but for those of us talentless souls with a passion for music, there’s no other choice. As a child, music was always playing in my house, and my parents even painted an album cover (Steve Winwood’s Arc of a Diver) on a wall back in the ’80s. In the last 15 years or so, I’ve painted lyrics on whatever I could – canvas, umbrellas, and even tables. Music has been the one constant in my life, through good and bad times. When I hear so many songs, I instantly connect them to very specific times and moments in my life, hence the title of this blog, which is also a Mae song, and I couldn’t imagine a better title for this type of blog.
My intention for A Melody, The Memory is to share some of my thoughts on music, as well as memories associated with it. It may be reminiscent of High Fidelity at times with top 5 (or 10) lists. Other times I may review albums or just talk about whatever I’m listening to at the time. Most importantly, I aim to take a deeper look at music (and myself because that comes as naturally as breathing) and share some great music in the process, so it’s very introspective and personal overall. Because I like a challenge, 99% of post titles come from a song and include lyrics from the song that relate to the subject in one way or another.
Even though the blog is music-heavy, I do write about other forms of entertainment (mainly TV) from time to time, as well, if I have a topic I feel particularly strongly about. If you know me, you know that there are quite a few things I really love, and I am a fangirl for many things, so that happens often…