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Music plays a huge roll in my life.

The reason this has come up again is because I was watching a show with my husband about DMB (The Dave Matthews Band).  We were talking about when we first remember hearing his music and what an impact it has been in our lives.  We don't have any step of our relationship that we can't relate a DMB song to.  He's always been around and his music is just un-like anything we know or listen to...

I often have always had the ability to pick out a good song on the radio or maybe in a movie or tv show that feels good to me and lately, we've just been running to i-tunes to buy them, almost immediately.

Now, I'm not a widow but this is a good example of a song that I heard and had to buy immmediately.  This song just hit me when I listened to it and since buying it, I'm always reminded of the pain that others experience and how grateful I should be for my life.

Another example of a song that brings me to instant memory is Strawberry Wine.  My memory from this song is the summer before my senior year of high school (1999), sitting in the field parking at the local amphitheater, leaving the Tim McGraw/Dixie Chicks concert with my friend Lauren.  We were sitting closely to another car, a truck.  Of course we started talking to these farm boys fine-young-gentlemen, however we were razzing them and giving them such crap.  They went from being at the Dixie Chick concert (which was awesome) to sitting in the parking lot listening blarring the same Dixie Chick songs that we had just heard. This my friends is a HUGE fopa!  (We knew this because at this point, this was probably our 8th concert of the summer.)  So we dogged them about it and eventually we were both listening to Stawberry Wine and singing it at the top of our lungs.  It took a few seconds to have them switch their cds out but it happened and then we spent the next few minutes trying to time them up to play at the same time, you know man-made-surround-sound.  Ha!

Anyway, I just want do to note how much music means to me and how one little song can lead me to a flood of memories or emotions.  It's constantly something that strikes me and since I heard that song and watched that show about DMB, I wanted to write about it...

Happy Saturday!


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