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Music in My Life.

My wife and I went to Country Stampede in Manhattan, Ks this weekend. I love music, really music from almost any genre. Not all songs, I can't stand some songs, but across the board, I love music.

The whole thing got me thinking about how songs affect my attitude at the moment I listen to them.

"Eye of the Tiger" really amps me up. Makes me wanna take up boxing or just go kick ass at something I want to be successful at.

"Remember the Name" by Fort Minor kinda has the same affect but really makes me do something athletic. (As athletic as I can, he he)

"Austin" by Blake Shelton makes me feel like I should make attempts to be more romantic with my wife.

"Playboys of the Southwestern World" by Blake Shelton really makes me think back about silly things I did with my friends in the past. "My Hometown" by Charlie Robison has the same affect. Great "MEMORY SONGS!!"

"Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis was incredibly popular when we went to Grand Cayman island so every single time I hear it I lose all focus and my mind goes back to the incredible time we had deep sea fishing there.

"Seven Spanish Angels" by Willie Nelson and Ray Charles may be the greatest love story song of all time and it makes me wonder just who all in the world is that important to me and how many people feel that way about me.

"Love Lock down" by Kanye West was the song they played at the end of the last Victorias Secret fashion show on CBS so, well, I pretty much lose focus when it comes on too.

"Old Silver" is a song by Radney Foster that is one of the greatest songs ever written. It makes me wanna live my life so that someone misses me when I am gone.

"Blue Jeans and a Rosary" by Kid Rock is another incredible love song that just makes me really think about my better half and all the quirks I have that she puts up with and all the things I love about her.

"Toes" by Zac Brown Band just makes me smile and wanna be on a beach with a no worries.

There's a ton more songs that have very distinct and direct affects on me the instant I hear them. But my thumbs hurt from typing on my BlackBerry, so...

I would love to hear some examples of how music affects you?

Got any??
Cody Heitschmidt
Sent from my BlackBerry


  1. Music totally helps my moods! If I am bum'd I have a fav, my kids and I will randomly bust out dancing in the kitchen while I am cooking a lot. Music makes me happy!

  2. Cody, I don't know how you did it, but you just put in words tonight what I was thinking and could have never done myself. If you look back at my tweets tonight, you will see a part of me that I allowed my twitter followers to see and learn about me that I could or would not have any spoken (or tweeted)ever. Very few people know me, the real me, and I have taken a stand to be REAL. And somehow music helps me to be me. Whether its a song that says what I wish I had the courage to say. Or possibly a song that brings back memories of past times. Or perhaps its the song that reminds of who I really am and have fought so long to hide. Anyway, I am fighting back tears knowing that this music revolution for me is life changing. Which could be good or it could be bad; depending upon the perspective. But it is real. and I feel it. and I thank you. Blessings, my friend.

  3. I would describe myself as a music junkie so I know what you are saying! I actually spend an hour or more a day looking for new music, or at least music that's new to me. Some of my recent finds are:
    Ain't no rest for the wicked by Cage the Elephant (rock)
    These old shoes by Deer Tick (country/rock)
    Lust by The Raveonettes (rock/dance)
    Tremendous dynamite by Eels (rock/blues)
    Little bit by Lykke Li (dance/rock)
    I love all of these but check them out, you make like some too!

  4. Anon,

    It helps my moods too. The random dancing is essential to my welcome being. My kids used to enjoy it, now oldest is emabarrassed by me, wont stop me, she will come back around.


    Great comment, love following you on twitter and glad the post help a little. BE HAPPY, it's your choice.


    Your comment and your music choices on blip through twitter are very interesting to me. I care zero how popular a song is sometimes obscure songs have the best lyrics and beat IMO. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Cody,
    No memories about "if that ain't country" by david allen coe or "she used to be mine" by brooks and dunn while cruising around town in a red chevy pickup or are those the kind of memories best left forgotten?

  6. Monty,

    those memories and alot others are there, just got tired of typing!!

    I got memories of you strumming and singing that will last forever.

  7. I pretty much only listen to this song, regardless of mood:

  8. It's not country, but you'll probably recognize the song. Great version.


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