Last night I went and watched Bohemian Rhapsody, the new Queen-centric biopic, that recently hit theaters worldwide and I must say that I loved it. It was exactly the kind of movie I wanted to see at this time in my life where I’m sort of “rediscovering” the old rock classics. Of course it’s not a perfect depiction of the legendary rock group and what actually went on behind the scenes but it was a good movie nonetheless and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Though I’ve never been a big music buff, I’ve always wanted to be one. I just never knew what to listen to or what sort of genre I liked the best. I do now though and the hammer has fallen on rock music.
I mean, it’s no secret that my favorite band is The Black Keys (what I wouldn’t give to see them perform live *sigh…) but I’ve been listening to a lot of The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Pearl Jam lately as well. The old-school classics, if you will.
I will admit that It’s a strange journey that I’ve sort of set myself on, because I already know a lot of the songs, I just never knew the intricacies behind them. Hell, I had never even listened to a full album, from beginning to end, until a few weeks ago!
Now however, I’m watching live shows, music videos and listening to anything and everything that I can get my chubby little hands on and it’s been an eye-opening experience. It’s given me new-found appreciation, not just for rock but for music in general. The way it moves people’s souls and invokes feelings in you that sometimes, you didn’t think you where capable of feeling some days. It’s truly magical and it’s made me realize how much I rely on music in my day-to-day. It’s what gets me through that one blog post, that I maybe didn’t have the most enthusiasm for when writing, or that long bus ride that otherwise would have just been filled with traffic noise.
It gets me up in the morning and keeps me energetic, happy and entertained even through those small blind spots in life that are supposed to be boring and monotonous, and I am eternally grateful for that.
Some people say that humanity’s greatest creation is music and I tend to agree with those people. Music is something that brings us all together and shapes us in ways no other media could ever do. It’s definitely the medium that has helped me connect with people the best and it did it again just last night, when I went to see Bohemian Rhapsody with my friends and chatted about rock n’ roll with them all the way home.
I know I share a lot of what I listen to on my Instagram stories, so you might have seen quite a few of these picks there already, but just in case this interests anyone, I’m going to list a few of the old classics that I’ve been listening to:
- Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones (Always been an old fav of mine!)
- (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Öyster Cult
- Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash
- Even Flow – Pearl Jam
- Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
- Back in Black – AC/DC
- Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns n’ Roses
- Hey Jude – The Beatles
- Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
- Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen (I mean I’ve been stuck on everything Queen for awhile now.)
Feel free to send me recommendations as well! I know a few of you already have and I absolutely treasure them. I love discovering new stuff to listen or even write/vlog about and even if I don’t reply, I am always listening!
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