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my NYC soundtrack


No this isn’t a list of my favorite songs or songs that make me think of the Large Apple. It’s just an explanation of what I have thought about so many times, but never written about. Have you ever thought about the soundtrack to your life? If you could choose the music, what would it be? How loud it is pumping and is this music only for your ears or all of the world to enjoy?

I don’t know what the arrangement would be for the music to my life, but I know it would be loud and inspiring. As I stepped out of the office today and strutted my happy ass back home, I couldn’t help but think about the awesome day it had been. To this note, I put on an appropriate jam from “A Day to Remember” and played out my own music video while staring at the NYC buildings clawing at the sky. A huge, cheesing grin draped across my face, just playing this all out in my mind.

This thought brought me back to the feeling I get when I pop on the headphones and skate NYC. There is nothing like pushing to the music that shapes your life as you duck red lights, flow on open concrete, and dodge those yellow monstrosities. On a sunny day in the spring or fall, there are not many places in the world that I would rather be than penning the soundtrack to my life on the asphalt pad of the greatest city on the planet.

I love to think about what others are listening too as they rock in their earbuds. I try to take in their expressions as the music courses through their veins and their bodies move to the beat (I typed beet at first, ha). People should be more expressive with their love for music. I notice many people just blocking out the sounds of the outside world instead of absorbing and reverberating the track that pulses through their ear drums. Nod your head, tap your feet, play some finger drums for God’s sake! I realize music serves different purpose for everyone, but we all know that one song, that one group that just does it for us. Compose your own soundtrack. Turn up the music in your life, not to drown out the noise of the everyday, but to embrace it.

Too many great lines in this song:
“Keep your hopes up high and your head down low!”

“Let’s leave no words un-spoken and save re-grets for the broken.”

Best lines in the song:
“I get what I want, so everyone’s always judging me.
I’m not afraid of anything, and I’ve got the whole
WORLD in front of me.”

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  1. March 31, 2011 at 09:40

    Hi Matt,

    I hope things are going well. I just wanted to offer to process IAVA donations at cost. That would mean more money going to the cause. Just let me know if you’re interested.

    Regards,
    Jeff Brown

    • May 3, 2011 at 23:31

      thanks Jeff. I have been away for a while, but I will pass this on to them. Thank you so much.

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