Thursday, March 25, 2010

Music & Lyrics as Inspiration

People may wonder about just can't peg me! I am sitting here, replaying "All of the above" by Maino ft. T-Pain, over, and over, and over again. If you were like me, grew up the projects, for me, in NYC, the Bronx to be exact, and you have dreams, this song would speak to you too! I listen to music for melody, but of course, what usually strikes me first is the lyrics! I recommend, whether you like hip-hop music or not, that you google these lyrics! They are ALL about dream chasing, man! This song makes me lean and rock, and makes me feel like I've got one of my girls at my shoulder, pushing me, telling me, "Go ahead girl!"
BUT I'm the same woman who listens, with great delight, to Kenny G., Pink, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Donna Summer, La India, Daddy Yankee, Michael Bolton, Grateful Dead, Simon & Garfunkel, Green Day, Enya, Jerry Rivera, Ruben Blades, Billy Joel, Elton John, Black Eyed Peas, Tupac, Biggie, Diddy, R.E.M., Rascall Flatts, Lady Gaga... get the point here?
Music and lyrics are a huge influence for me, creatively. Music moves. Music encourages. Music evokes emotion, and lyrics are a huge part of that. I really connect with music, with writers of lyrics, because they are creating, just like I'm creating. One should never close their ears to artistry because of the confines of genre. Listen to it ALL and let it inspire you!

"Tell me, what do you see when you're looking at me? On a mission to be what I'm destined to be..." ALL OF THE ABOVE-Maino ft. T-Pain

~La Poetic Seamstress~


Jess said...

I feel means SO much to me! I always listened to strictly hip-hop and r&b through high school and college, but in the last couple years I've found so many AMAZING artists in other genres as well...

You said it best. I love your blog!

La Poetic Seamstress said...

Thanks Jess! I appreciate your comment! You'll be surprised what you might like, sometimes, when you just give something new a chance!