Have you ever "discovered" a band that has been around for a really long time and you feel a little sad that you didn't pay more attention to them earlier? This is how I feel about The Rolling Stones.
Of course I knew who The Rolling Stones were. Heard some of their music, recognized their iconic tongue logo, was aware of Mick Jagger. Little did I know how quickly they would become one of my favorite bands of all time.
Music is wonderful and an art form I truly cherish. I love how different bands "speak to us" at different times of our lives. I believe that bands come into our lives when we need them most. Like I said, I had listened to the Stones before, and although their tunes were catchy, the lyrics never "spoke to me." But now they do. Deeply.
For example - I struggle with depression and anxiety, beating myself up (a lot) about the things I do and don't do. On my way into work this morning, I was reeling from something I was abusing myself for that happened the night before. All of a sudden "19th Nervous Breakdown" by The Rolling Stones came on the radio and I couldn't help but smile. It was a pretty perfect song to come on in that moment as I was mid-breakdown. I cranked it up, and when it was over, threw in their '64-'71 hits CD. I was in tears by the time I pulled into work finishing up "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." My sadness? Gone. I was ready.
They've become my refuge during tough times lately and I feel so extremely grateful for them. Below are the songs that touched me this morning, but my list of favorites is much longer than these two!
I am lucky that my husband is also a huge fan. We were able to take a trip to see "The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism" in Chicago!
Let me start this post by saying I am NOT a sci-fi person. At all. Hate alien movies, like Star Wars OK, not a superhero fanatic. Guardians of the Galaxy is my only exception to the rule. I love these movies so much!
Joel and I went to see Vol. 2 over the weekend. We both read questionable reviews about it beforehand, but were pleasantly surprised to learn that we enjoyed the second installment of this movie as much as the first!
Funny. Charming. Action packed. Amazing soundtrack (again). I'm really emotionally invested in the characters, so I rode a roller coaster of emotions throughout. But don't worry, there's a happy ending!