MONDAY MUSIC AND MOVIE MANIA: Sounds of Chicago
By To-uyen VoChameleon Music Blogger
Music. It’s what surrounds me every minute of every day. As I listen outside my window, it’s the incisive honks of the cars, the rumble of the motorcycles, the sound of laughter, and the lonely saxophonist on the corner. I can’t help but be inspired by this city. I really want people to understand why I love this city so much, and since music is a universal language, I thought what better way than to take them through the sounds of Chicago.
I will attend concerts and interview musicians from all over Chicago hoping to really capture the essence of not only the musical style, but most importantly, to get a good understanding of the musicians, themselves.
Why is it so important to get to know the musicians? Well…have you ever listened to a song just because it fit your mood/situation? Let’s say I’m going out with the girls, I will blast Destiny’s Child- Jumpin Jumpin, or if I just need a confidence booster, I immediately play Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” or One Direction’s “You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful” (I am fully aware that I am a teeny bopper at heart). Then, there are those ever so lovely, dare I say it, break up songs: Beyonce’ Irreplaceable is my personal favorite. All these songs had to mean something to the writer for him/her to create these lyrical gems. By getting to know the musicians, I hope to uncover some truth behind some of their songs.
So for now, I will leave you guys with my Song-of-the-Moment: Olly Murs- Dance With Me Tonight.