My Birthday and My Life

Today was my birthday… I’m 28. I know it sounds cheesy but I’m a really young 28. I still listen to Disney songs in my car… I still love playing computer games… and boy oh boy… my greatest passion in life is music. Let’s talk about music.

After having a really shitty day of arguing, fighting and shouting with the mother of my children I can sit down and listen to music and it can just lift me up. Certain songs have a power over me that can just change my mood instantly. Sam Cooke’s ‘Twisting the Night Away’ is one… I recently was given a song called ‘Greatest Wonder’… now that’s a song with the ability to lift the gloom so to speak. ‘Living Proof’ by Kelis… ‘Together Again’ by Janet Jackson… are all tunes to listen to if you need a bit of happiness.

‘Where You Are’ by Rahsaan Paterson used to be a feel good song for me… but now makes me sad every time I hear it because it was played at mom’s funeral. ‘Hero’ by Mariah Carey reminds me of my hero… my sister. ‘It’s a Kind of Magic’ by Queen reminds me of my mom and the good times.

When I get to talking about music, I always wonder if I’m sounding like a bit of a weirdo because I love it so much. I always wonder if people have quite the same feeling about music that I do.

Anyways… today was my birthday and it was really really crappy. The last five have been crappy. I just wanted to be able to chill out and take things easily but I got bitched out in a HUGE way because I offered to drive my boss to get his boat fixed. He took me out for dinner after that and I got bitched out for that.

Music is the key to this rather idiotic state of glum I’m in.

Ryan Paul

Just some Canadian guy who used to be British, and who has come to be highly ashamed at the chapters in Canadian history concerning Aboriginal people.

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