Friday, February 25, 2011

A Rhythm to Match Your Own

Music. One of the greatest things on the face of this planet. And in space, Astronauts need to jam out too. It gets me up in the morning, and it puts me to bed at night. I always have a tune going or else I'm tapping on the nearest item to get a rhythm out of my head or into someones head.

I'm constantly thinking about music, if I had to pick an addiction it would be a musical one. Actually, it already is. But that's' totally beside the point. I use music to get me motivated and to keep me going. Even now as I'm typing this I'm tapping my foot to the beat of the song.

I'm a big "action" sports guy. Even though when I do it there's not much action. Just a kid trying to have fun with what he knows. Whether I'm out on my BMX bike or I'm pushing down back alleys on my skateboard, I've got music playing in my ear. Just the way a song sounds can effect how I ride. Something heavy, I go for something hard. Something smooth and mellow, you can expect the same out of me. Keeps my riding style interesting. You see big action sports heroes and after a while all of their riding looks the same. For me, one day I can be all about jumping off that ledge and the next it can be "I just wanna ride". Give it one good push and coast to a good song. If I don't have a song, I don't have motivation. It's a vicious cycle. But songs like this are what motivate me to have fun.
But then again, I can be trying to do a trick, and suddenly the rage all comes out. I can't think, I can't ride, and I can't say enough cuss words to get my point across that I'm pissed. That's when having a big taste in music helps. I used to be a one track mind with music. Mainstream rock, nothing else. Now, you're lucky to find one or two of those songs on my Zune. I have everything from music so off the radar that no one you know has heard of it to music that you hear almost everyday. But when the riding gets rough, so does the music. Check it out.
Now I'm probably breaking a ton of copyrights laws for this blog by posting these few songs, but that's fine by me. I don't expect much out of this all and I'm just having fun. I'm always looking to find a new band or hear a new song from an artist I already. So if it's not too much to ask for, lay me out a suggestion. Whether it's in the comments or dropping me an email. Well now that you've gotten some music for the day, have a good one. And let your tunes be loud and proud.