mm, the struts

a couple tuesdays ago i was working up a sweat at orange theory fitness when a killer song from trainer chris’ playlist came on over the speakers.  its beat was timed perfectly with my push pace on the treadmill, and since i didn’t have my handy dandy notebook with me (blue’s clues reference, anyone?) to jot down some of the lyrics, i remembered just one line so that i could look it up later:  “i wanna taste love and pain, i wanna feel pride and shame.”

i hopped online when i got home after class and typed it into my search bar, hopeful that not too many songs had these exact words in this exact order.  luck was on my side (and by “luck” i mean google), and after a few clicks, i found it:  “could have been me” by the struts.

you see, this is why i love music so much:  you never know when you’ll discover your new favorite song or artist.  this track is an excellent anthem, one of those songs that everyone, i think, can relate to on some level.  me?  i must see the world.  i have a wild heart that loves to travel.  i’ve conquered most of the united states, but nations like china and croatia and italy are calling out to me by name, and if my eyes never set sight on them, i’ll never forgive myself.

what about you?  what’s the one thing that you refuse to miss out on in your lifetime?  what do you want to say you did rather than what you wish you had done?  please share!  i’d love to know.  ūüôā

i’m a twentysomething

i¬†am officially in the final year of my mid-20s.¬† hello, 26!¬† it’s the time of my life where friends are getting married, other friends are talking about having kids, and i’m just going with the flow.¬† they say i’m put-together.¬† “you’ve got a condo!¬† you’ve been at your job for four years!¬† you go, girl!”¬† if they only knew!¬†¬†i am still trying to figure out where¬†i want to be in five years.¬† heck, i’m trying to even figure out this next year!

my favorite artist jamie cullum had a track on one of his early albums.¬† it’s called “twentysomething,” and it has been one of my favorites over the years, despite his many record releases since.¬† i’m betting i’m not the only one out there who can relate, yes?

wait!¬† the only part¬†i don’t relate to is the “leave me alone” part.¬† feel free to bother me, almost any time.

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rock me, mama

i¬†know darius rucker made¬†it ultra famous, but¬†i first heard “wagon wheel” by old crow medicine show, who¬†finished and recorded the incomplete, original version written by bob dylan.¬† this song has many memories of mine tied to it, and¬†i cannot help but smile whenever¬†i hear it on the radio.¬†¬†i recently declared “wagon wheel” my go-to karaoke song, so if you find me at the bar with a microphone in my hand, be prepared.

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i think i love

many moons ago¬†i discovered the british singer and songwriter jamie cullum in¬†a birmingham best buy aisle.¬† he is hands-down, without a doubt, my favorite artist.¬† one of the¬†tracks from his album pursuit is everything¬†a love song could be:¬† “i think¬†i love.”¬† him and the piano. mm.¬† here are the lyrics for you to enjoy yourself.¬† and while you’re at it, why not give it a listen, too?

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