The Apple Music Store is a popular lunch table topic these days. Almost every discussion begins with a confession: “Well, I’ve downloaded about 30 songs in the last month,” or “Sure, I’ve grabbed a couple tunes,” or “Yeah, I downloaded an album for my wife.”
(This was probably the same guy who downloaded a power drill for her birthday too.)
I like these confessions though. They remind me of when a bunch of us were quitting smoking, and we confessed to how many cigarettes we used to light up a day. Smokers always fudge about how much they smoke. I suppose music lovers do the same.
I’ve been one and still am the other. And as a music lover, one of my unexpected joys lately was discovering a song that sings to me, yet I didn’t know existed two weeks ago.
I remembered this tonight during my walk when Neil Young’s Are You Passionate? started playing on my iPod. This tune has been my unexpected joy of late.
I like to listen to it through the ear buds letting the music roll right through me. And after the song is over, I’ve regained just a little perspective that I lost during the day.
So since we don’t hang out at the same lunch table, I was wondering what’s been your unexpected joy in the Music Store? What song did you find, that when it flows through your ear buds, suddenly makes all the effort to get here somehow worth it?
Really, I’d like to know. I found a dollar the other day in a pair of work jeans, and I want to put it to good use.
PS: Thanks Neil for writing that song.