Hey dear readers,
Through my years, I’ve listened to so many artists, so many bands that helped me through some periods I thought I would never survive. There music has always been there for me, it never left me. I think that’s the main reason why I love music so much and why I can’t live without it. To me, music will never leave you. It will always help you, and it will always understand you. It doesn’t matter if someone else won’t, music will.
My dad is more of the old fashioned music, such as AC/DC, Aerosmith, Genesis, Prince, Michael Jackson, Bryan Adams, U2 and so on. I also love those musicians. It’s my youth. Thanks to my dad, I got to know music. Even when I was a baby, he listened to this music. It was the only way to calm me down. That has been the good way then, and it still is now.
When I was 5, I heard a song of Simple Plan. I immediately loved it, but of course I was too little to listen to it fully. It was their first song I’m Just A Kid. When I grew older, I listened more and more to their music. And since then, it has been my favourite band ever. I honestly always listened to them, and never stopped. I saw them twice live, and what they mean to me, is honestly too hard to describe in words. I’ve been a fan since they started and wrote their first song. And I never stopped being a fan, plus I’ll never stop being one.
But throughout the years, I of course met more bands who also started to mean a lot to me. I just love the dark music, the heavy metal and rock stuff. I can lose myself in it and just give all my energy. Even scream with the musicians. I love doing that, and I need to do that from time to time. At some points, I just need to let everything out. I go boxing and listen to that kind of music, and I punch a lot more and a lot harder. And it helps a lot. But I also listen it while I go for a run, or when I fitness. I honestly listen to it all the time, even at work and school.
People always tell me how strong I am. This weekend again. I know I am, but it’s just so normal for me that I don’t see it as something special or extraordinary. I’ve always tried to overgrow it, to be stronger than the problem itself. And it always worked. I sometimes can’t believe how I survived some things, or how I’m still standing. I honestly sometimes wonder how I do that. But then again, music was there. It gave me the strength I needed, and that was enough to keep me going.
What does music mean to you? Do you also have a particular band or artist who means so much to you?
Lots of love, ‘Daphne’