Day 28: Re-discovering Music

       One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship

I live by these words, the music part though rings truer than the rest.

We all have songs that are our favourites at certain times in our lives. Most when they’re new. I always have the one song on replay for a long time till I get tired of it. It takes me a week or two to get there. Then I care no more.
With the music that is made these days though, I have had to look back at my old faves to fulfill my music needs. There’s not much I have to choose from in the new stuff. For some reason it is trash to me or I don’t understand it, maybe. To me it’s a mess. Most of it anyway.

So to counter this problem, I decided to get into streaming music. Something I was against for a while (subscriptions aren’t my thing.) With this ,naturally, I did my research and made up my mind on Amazon unlimited. Not as popular as Spotify, Apple music, and the rest out there but since I have Prime, it becomes the cheapest for me. £2 a month discount comes in handy in the long run.

I have been on a re-discovery trip lately and it’s amazing. All the music I had forgotten about coming back to me, taking me back down memory lane. The funnest part is the singing along. I plug in my little speaker, use it as a microphone, and I sing my heart out. I love singing and dancing like a crazy child. It makes me happier than ever.

It’s long, easy to hold and it is WATERPROOF! What more does a girl need 💃🏾

Every day and mood is catered for. I have had my zouk days, hip hop ones, the slow jams, and indie ones. All of them whenever I feel like them. I don’t have to wait to free up money to buy albums (I honestly wonder why I didn’t do the streaming thing sooner.)

Right now I’m listening to Pompi. He’s an intelligent lyricist. He might be Zambian but I understand his music. The Bantu languages all have some similarities and meaning can be deciphered with context. That definitely helps.

My soul is enriched with music 😊

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