Today marks the big 5 year mark for Bret and I. Since meeting one another freshman year, we have grown older, wiser, and stronger with our relationship with each other. We also have acquired a dog (coolest. dog. ever) and an apartment. Now, we stand side by side trying to deal with this complicated thing called “life” — but we’re doing it together.
Bret, this is my ode to you. Songs have been a part of our relationship from the very start. Several of our friends have many memories with us that directly relate to music whether it’s Dispatch’s “The General” or Benny Benassi’s “Satisfaction.”
Today’s playlist has songs that have memories between you and I. These songs include most of our personal favorites during freshman year while sharing headphones and studying, napping with a song on repeat, or the playlist we listened to while going to one another’s homes for the very first time to meet the parents (ahhh!). 🙂
I love you. And this is for you.
>i’ve been keeping an eye on mumford and sons since they released their debut LP last year. the first time i heard ‘little lion man,’ i thought quietly to myself: this is going to be big. i kept that song to myself and played it on repeat for a few months. then, when ‘the cave’ started picking up pace on all the blogs, i decided that i shouldn’t keep mumford and sons a secret anymore.
anyone who has listened to ‘the cave’ or ‘little lion man’ know what i’m talking about. mumford & sons have a sound that is so different — so pure — than anything out there right now. it’s still my most favorite album of 2010 thus far. i bought the vinyl to play on our record player and have the entire album on my ipod.
it’s everywhere i want it to be.
right now, MTV has a trailer running for a new show called ‘world of jenks’ which features ‘little lion man.’ i got super excited, and it made me want to watch the show. THEN! during real world last night (yes — i still watch real world. don’t judge), mumford & sons were clearly playing at one of the bars the castmates were at. they’re everywhere…
my favorite song on the album is definitely ‘after the storm.’ for some reason, this song provides me the comfort and encouragement that i need to feel that i can do whatever i want to do. marcus mumford sings with such sincerity and passion that you believe everything he is singing.
think of the biggest thing you want to do with your life… the thing that you wish you took the time to accomplish but are too afraid to do… think about your wishes and dreams and who you want by your side when you take that next big step in your life…
then click play.
After the Storm by junnamatsuda