Listen. What song did you listen to in 2011 to completely change your mood? Think about ways you can you add more music to your life in 2012.
“Pumped Up Kicks” – Foster the People
It was infectious and smooth and truly groovy. And when I first heard it, I thought it was a fun mindless song to begin summer with. And then I heard this interview on NPR back in May, and realized that it was a sinister song full of creepiness in the lyrics. So, I hesitated singing along with it and becoming the trapped teenager in a hostile consumerist high school about to rage against his tormenters… until I realized I liked the song too much to pass up enjoying it on the radio. And I still pump up the volume every time it passes through the airwaves. I’m not sure what this says about me, except that sometimes a good beat will triumph over lyrical intent in my head.
As for music in the new year? I’m going to take advantage of our satellite radio subscription and vary up my programming choices a bit more. I usually flip around the radio stations a lot, but it’s so easy not to without commercials or DJs talking, so I end up complacent with one or two stations.