My iTunes playlists play a big role in telling my story and keeping my history. Memories both happy and sad are kept in and can be cherished through my playlists. Some memories are not worth visiting again, so I deleted some playlists.
Generally, I am easily moved by the music I listen to. I have a close friend of mine who once told me that I don't have to live out the music I listen to. He witnessed a point in my life where I listen to such depressing songs that I am a walking emotional blackhole, people can just see a shroud of sadness as I walk. When I'm happy, people can see that, am that transparent perhaps, or that is just one side of me. What many don't know is what I keep deep inside me, that nobody sees and nobody knows or ever will. The story of the playlists started in 2009.
So as I played some songs and captured screenshots of playlists for this entry, memories started to unfold. Most are good ones, some are bittersweet, nothing that hurt tat much, because the playlists have been deleted.
I noticed a video post in Facebook about a deaf girl learning to play the violin, it a shampoo commercial and it was very touching. I tried listening to classical music, until I stumbled upon this guitar duo. They don't play classical in general, but they were able to pull off a few classical creations of the masters through their guitars. I have most of their albums.
Ika Unang Litrato
I met this boy and we clicked right away because we both share the same interests, hobbies, music, and we think alike. He has a style in photography that can fuse emotions using hues, and I used to write poetries for his photographs. If we can mirror personalities, he will be my reflection. I loves the band Fighstar and he has complete albums of them. We do the same things at the same time, think of the same things, and I thought we will be closer than friends. One day he stopped texting. I found he met someone new and they're together. More than a year later, I found out who that guy was, the one who captured the boy's heart, was one of my close friends. They're not together anymore.
I met this kid who I challenged to a name-that-tune game over the phone. He was able to guess everything I played , I lost the game because he music vocabulary is much broader than mine. He introduced me to many different genres and a lot of different bands and artists I never heard before, and I liked them all. We often play songs of Silent Sanctuary and Justin Onizuka whenever he sleeps over at my place as well as a lot of hardcore-screamo songs that I love so much and which he sings so well. He introduced me to hardcore music like Emarosa and Underoath. He's good in sport photography and does well in events. He has a good taste in color combinations in his drawings.
The ending year, 2009
I can't wait 2009 to end. It was my most emotionally breaking year. It was the year that I wish I have not met the one... He who flew like a comet from the vast darkness of space. A comet that flew so close to the lonely planet, so close it almost touched the ground and left it with burning trenches of where it passed. The planet is now forever scarred. He's a very good photographer.
With Hardcore PepBoy's influence, I was able to scream my anger and depression through music. I started to listen a lot to Underoath, who is a post-hardcore gospel band. Singing about faith, God, being human and how all of us are vulnerable, and there is one being who can save us all and who loves us, God.
...was Hardcore Pepboy's favorite band. They became my favorite too when I discovered their songs prior to them being part of Twilight's soundtrack. I was addicted to Paramore, and we watched the concert! It was my first time to watch a rock concert, or my first ever concert. It was truly a memorable night, Paramore, me and Hardcore PepBoy.
Here are two playlists that I consistently play during the days when I was just diagnosed.
Flyleaf is a Christiam Rock band. According to what I've heard, the vocalist was a former drug addict who was banned in several Christian churches. Until one church accepted her, and she started to write songs about God.
Here's the story on how I discovered her music, click here.
Nothing, can shift my mood to happiness than Eraserheads. Whenever I want to feel up, hyper, and happy; I play their songs right away, no doubt I will be singing along to their songs and will sporting a smile on my face.
...and here are the rest of music files saved in a DVD. I don't have any more space left in my HD to store them in.
...To date, I have almost 35GB of music, and those are some of the stories of the music I listen to, and below is my iTunes Top 30.