Apparently my love for music goes back to before I can remember. My mom loves to tell me about how I would bounce and dance to anything that had a beat and I even had rhythm. I can remember road trips with my family filled with Led Zeppelin, Cream, Traffic and a lot of Pink Floyd. My parents always had a love for music, which they passed on to me.
I started out playing the violin and saxophone during my elementary years. I became bored with them so I switched to guitar and drums. I've been singing my whole life. It's like people have that one thing they love to do no matter what and that's my one thing.
Deciding what bands I wanted to talk about was simple, yet hard. Sublime has always been one of my favorite bands - something about their music always gets me jumping around and in a good mood. I listen to them when I'm getting ready for the ordinary boring school day and they get me pumped and excited.
Katie Kahn is an Uptown Music Collective student.
I can just lay down at night and turn some Sublime on and be totally relaxed and at ease. Their style of music is like a combination of everything put into one awesome song.
They're totally chill and, at the same time, hyped up. Sublime is the band I can just turn on and walk outside and take pictures and be completely satisfied. They change my perception on the world and my perception on things.
Every song has a different story, yet they all kind of tie together. All their songs are like big jam-out sessions with cool lyrics - and isn't the best kind of music the kind you can jam to?
Another band that I can just sit down and chill to is Cake. I don't think their lyrics really mean much of anything, but I love them. They're like completely irrelevant. For some reason, though, their music is awesome.
My favorite song is "Sheep go to Heaven." I have no idea what the song means, but it's a cool song. Cake is the band that you can sit down and listen to and not have to think at all, cause there's absolutely nothing to think about. Everything they have to say and what they mean is right there in the song.
Their style of music is interesting too. Their lead singer, John McCrea, doesn't really sing, he talks most of the time. I think that this makes them unique because most bands don't do that.
Music is something that is calming to everyone. You need to find your own style and comfort zone and just jam. It's a beautiful thing and it an art, an expression. What you can't say, you can play.