Music is very important to me. I like to surround myself with music throughout the day: when I wake up; when I’m on the road; when I’m eating; when friends are visiting; when I feel sad; when I feel happy. No moment is truly experienced without a certain ‘soundtrack’ to accompany it.
I can get quite attached to a song which creates two distinguished consequences:
1- I find it very difficult to share, for I consider it my song. As soon as others start to play the song the love can extinguished quite easily. Only the very best survive this challenge.
2- The song will be played over and over again until it has completely integrated with a certain moment in time. So the next time I hear it again it will take me back to that specific moment.
I try to learn myself that ‘not sharing the music’ is relentlessly selfish and very much not the point of what music is about. Music is about sharing and bringing people together. So therefore I decided to make a tribute to all the music that is or has been important to me. Hopefully it will inspire others to share their own personal music alphabet and to explore the musical sights that were off their map before.
J: Just Ride It (Cuckoo Chaos)
Sometimes a song has to grow on you. You have to hear it many times before you start to really like it. Sometimes all it needs is the first few notes to make you fall head over heel for a song. These loves can be deep and passionate but also risk a short live. I’m not sure if this last thing applies for Just Ride It by Cuckoo Chaos but I surely loved it from the very first time I heard the intro. Let’s hope it’s a beginning of a very long relationship 😉
I added a video of a live recording. It’s nice to see the creative individuals behind a song, but also to see how they themselves react to their music. Whether they enjoy playing it or not because it has become a routine can be given away by little hints you will only notice if you see the band perform live (on a stage or in video images). Have a look/listen and decide for yourself (I like to hear your opinion):