Welcome back to another week of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This is the time where I spend 5 minutes free writing. I want this to go up on Saturdays, so I’m generally writing this on Friday. Sometimes super early Saturday. Or Sunday, if that’s easier for you.
1. Set a timer for five minutes. (Or keep tabs with your computer’s clock.)
2. Write freely. Any topic. Whatever is on your mind. It doesn’t even have to be completely cohesive.
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This week I started exploring my Amazon Prime Music library. Since I have Prime, I can listen to so many albums for free. (Think: Pandora, Spotify, but with no ads and free reign over what I’m listening to. Pandora is nice, but I often find myself wanting to hear MORE of an artist, and I can’t choose what I want. They select for me.)
I listened to Glee albums one day. Sidenote: I rarely watch the show. It’s one that I WANT to watch, but I’ve only seen maybe a handful of episodes. I love the songs, though, and have downloaded several over the years. And another day I found Brushfire Fairytales album by Jack Johnson. I’m still obsessed with this album. I mean, there isn’t one song that I want to skip over. I remember the album coming out and I remember having multiple copies of the album – I even have one that Jack signed in June 2003. I remember the first time I met him vividly (well, almost vividly. I had also been drinking at an outdoor concert in Charleston. It was a huge party.) But it was a most excellent moment.
Inaudible Melodies brings back so many great memories. And I loved the song so much that I thought it would make a great domain name. I bought it, used it for a while, and it’s just been hanging out in cyberspace for years. Someone approached me about buying the domain name last year, and I considered it for a bit, but I just can’t bear to part with it.
It’s silly to be so attached to a domain name. But I think I’m just really attached to the song and that album.
Music is funny that way. Whenever I hear the Maroon 5 album, “Songs About Jane” I think of Harry Potter. I remember the summer I decided to start reading the Harry Potter series, and that CD was in my portable CD player while I read Harry Potter on the beach. (These were the days before mp3 players.) I raced through Harry Potter – the first two books. My mom made me wait until we got home to read the third book, because she had it and it was foolish for me to spend money on it.
Music and books. And memories. Good things. Fun things.