Amazing Because It Is

5/19/09

Yep, if you’re guessing the title of this post was inspired by The Almost’s song “Amazing Because It Is” then you are correct! I’m back with the usual topic, music. If you are a frequent reader of my blog I know this must get annoying. Unless of course you enjoy finding out about good bands and reading a young girl’s concert reviews. I should probably just say this is a blog meant for talking about music. But you see, some days I feel angsty or inspired and I want to be able to express that. So if you are already bored by my rambling I suggest you read something else.

I used to consider myself a music obsesser. Really, I’m just a music addict. It’s hard not for me to be without music for just one day. And today you will learn about me being inspired and listening to The Almost and Underoath, and mainly talking about Aaron Gillespie. Here’s the deal, one day way back when I heard about a band called Underoath. When I heard Underoath I couldn’t understand how someone could listen to another person’s screaming. Literally. My music taste has matured and changed quite a bit, and now I do appreciate some impressive screaming. I later heard about a little band called The Almost.

Now it’s May of 2009 and I’m listening to The Almost (and Underoath) and loving every single one of their songs. The overwhelming sound of Aaron Gillespie’s voice makes me stop what I’m doing just to finish the song. My personal favorite is “Dirty and Left Out”. You know you have those artists or albums that you can listen to over and over again? (In my mother’s case, it is Snow Patrol.) I have just found that band, and The Almost’s album is quite fabulous. And the fact that Aaron recorded all the instruments except for a few tracks on the album without anyone else is astonishing (he later formed the band). I find Aaron to be an amazing vocalist and drummer and I wrote this post to acknowledge that.

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2 Responses to Amazing Because It Is

  1. blackbyrd says:

    “Amazing Because It Is” is my mom’s favorite song. We play it three times in the car whenever we go somewhere. The first time we simply listen to it. The second time we join in and sing the parts with the chorus in the background. The third time we split – she takes the chorus and I sing along with Aaron. It’s our favorite pastime. :D
    My brother went to an Underoath concert about two years ago, and Aaron was standing out in the parking lot but none of them had the guts to talk to him before he went back in the building! haha! I would have gone up to him and given him a hug! I was so mad when he told me about it.

    • Nixie says:

      Hehe, sounds like fun.

      I did that when I saw Travis Clark from We The Kings. Except he was standing right in front of me. I swear I didn’t know what to do.

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