Thursday, June 21, 2012

Much More Than a Dash

I've mentioned before in earlier posts that I used to list my favorite songs on instant messenger during college.  I would post lyrics and my favorite songs for a given day or week in my profile (and away messages).  It was so fun to share what I was listening to with my friends.  I haven't done it since college and I completely forgot about it until a Twitter post. I'd like to thank Tom Hiddleston; you might recently know him as Loki in Thor and The Avengers.  He posts a "Song of the Day" and it completely sent me back several years to my college days.

I want to continue to post songs of the day (via Twitter) and it's great to see the response from others that will favorite or retweet these songs.  I had a huge response last night with my song dedicated to the first day of summer; "Stormtrooper" by Pepper.  If you are unaware of Pepper, they have a great sound.  I spent the summer of 2006 in San Diego with a friend, while I completed an internship.  We went to the beach every weekend and many week nights.  Every time we were on the beach, we would blast Pepper's Kona Town.  It quite possibly could be the best beach music and better yet, the best summer music.  They have some mellow beats.  They have some upbeat beats.  It's just a fantastic sound.  I think of that summer, the beach, and the many days I played their songs in college each and every time I listen to this band.  And how can that be a bad thing for someone that lives on the east coast in Baltimore and encounters winter every year?

Pepper can turn around anyone's bad mood.  The songs are infused with a sense of fun in the sun and remind me that there's a beach somewhere and the ocean breeze is brushing against me with my feet kicked up in the air.  I don't know about you, but that ability to transfer such a connection to someone is what makes a band worthwhile.

Again, a special thanks to Tom Hiddleston for reminding me that it is fun to share your music favorites with friends.  I'd also like to send an additional thanks to everyone that either favorited or rewtweeted my song of the day, which does include Pepper and Law Records. Yeah, that's pretty cool.

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