Thank you to SOL Republic for providing the Music Made Me Do It prize pack for our #MMMDI giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own.
Music is a time machine.
Almost every memory I have ever had has a soundtrack to it, the good times and the bad. How many times has a song on the radio teleported you back to a time in your life? How many people have you known that you think of whenever a certain song comes on the radio? Many for me.
When I hear Journey, Zeppelin, and Hall & Oates, I am sent back to the 70’s riding on the school bus (with the coolest driver ever!) and hanging out with my brothers in Tennessee.. Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, U2, and Run DMC send me back to high school and all the lifelong friends I made there. As I got older I realized how much music I had missed before my time and started listening to CCR, The Beatles, Elvis, Cream, Hendrix, and on and on.
I am convinced every phase of my life is represented by the music I was listening to at the time. I think back to all of the things I used to do when listening to music. Drawing, studying Karate, driving, spending time with friends at the beach, and bicycling. Oh boy, the hours and hours I spent on my bike when I was younger listening to music that shaped my attitude and spirit.
I would ride up and down the Charles River all day long listening to the entire albums by U2, Pearl Jam, and anything else I could get my hands on. Of course, back then I listened on my portable CD player….. but that's another story. There is nothing like blasting Pearl Jam’s Even Flow while speeding 30 miles an hour down a steep rocky hill or catching a little air to Van Halen’s Jump.
Today I listen to everything, whether it's through my SOL Republic Relays on my bike or with my Master Tracks at the office. As I age, I start to appreciate skill and talent over genre. I appreciate the quality of the sound. If its good music by a talented artist then I like it, whether its opera, rap, country, death metal, or ska it doesn't matter. And with thousands (millions?) of songs just a touch away, I can teleport back into any time of my life in an instant.
This year, music made me get back on my bike. Something I haven't done in years and years. I have a thousand reasons to get up and do something, but only music can do it every time.
Does the video above make you think of the amazing things you've done in your lifetime? Find more Music Made Me Do It stories on www.solrepublic.com. 3G2S readers are invited to share your stories for a chance to win ALL the SOL Republic products listed below (colors may vary) . . .
Our 'Music Made Me Do It' SOL Republic Prize Pack (ARV $700+) includes:
- 1 SOL REPUBLIC Deck speaker (ARV $129.99)
- 1 SOL REPUBLIC Punk speaker (ARV $69.99)
- 1 SOL REPUBLIC Tracks Air wireless headphone (ARV $199.99)
- 1 SOL REPUBLIC Tracks on-ear headphone (ARV $99.99)
- 1 SOL REPUBLIC Relays in- ear headphone (ARV $79.99)
- 1 SOL REPUBLIC Master Tracks over-ear headphone (ARV $199.99)
Good luck in the drawing!
TERMS & CONDITIONS: This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. A random drawing will be held shortly after the contest closing. The winner will be announced here and will be contacted via email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn. Although every effort will be made for the winner to receive the prize pack by December 24th, 2014, delivery in time for Christmas is not guaranteed. The prize pack image found in the contest post is only an example. The products in the prize pack may vary from the colors shown in the image and will be sent based on availability.