Flashback to 2008! Three songs that shuffled on my iPhone this morning, all directly related.
1. John Mayer is terrifying. He predicts the future.
I remember hearing this song for the first time during the summer of 2008 and listening to it on repeat during my commute to and from Dallas for work, and thus losing my sh*t when he played it live at the concert in August. At the time, I couldn't relate to this song, but it was one that brought back familiar emotions. Probably why I think John Mayer is one of the most talented performers and writers of our time.
How do you even begin to write lyrics like that? It's genius. Really. Every part of the song blows my mind. Hats off to you, Johnny.
Not to be cliche, but ain't it funny how a melody can bring back a memory? Take a chance and check out the vid if you get a moment. Great song.
2. The Glamorous Life -- Sheila E
There's a reason why I love this song, and that reason is Prince. I hope when I am no longer on this Earth, people think a few things about me: that I was passionate, a good person, and fiercely loyal to the 80s -- namely Prince.
Prince gave this song to Sheila E. to record and launched her solo career. For me, this song was pretty much a staple growing up, but back in 2008 it was a dream to attain. LA was starting to become more of a possibility instead of something so far fetched. It also helped me get through those draining days at work with my less than stellar (and frankly quite idiotic) boss. I mean, the girl bought a Hummer because it was "cute" when we were in the midst of an economic sh*tstorm, and gas prices had risen drastically. I digress..
3. Untouched -- The Veronicas
Pretty much all senior year, I was glued to E! Just hearing those strings at the beginning reminds of me Ryan Seacret, Giuliana and the endless banter that went on during red carpet coverage.
It also reminds me of when I decided to take the plunge and move to LA (with the nudge from Tara and Rachel, both mentors) and was looking for a place to live and a job; how I got on Google Maps and looked at Havenhurst Drive on Google Earth mode and located the nearest tanning salon that I could apply to, which so happened to be Sunset Tan (didn't end up applying there, praise baby Jesus). How I envisioned the street I lived on was a complete 180 from how it actually looked.
It kind of symbolized my motivation. When I heard that song, I was just think about LA nonstop. How it was like, what I would do here, the people I would meet. I think it's
Such exciting memories to look back on!