I've turned on the TV to find an old episode of Glee on E4 and I just had to watch it. Any episode I see will automatically cheer me up, no matter how cheesy, how ridiculous or how shockingly un-Glee it can be (Quinn and the car crash anyone?!). Why? The answer's simple really; it's all about celebrating how good music is and how good it can make you feel.
Music is one of the few things in life that can automatically change our mood, for better or worse. You always hear about people having a certain "break-up song" that takes them right back to the pain they felt, or one song transporting you back to a specific moment in your life in an instant, where you almost imagine you've gone back in time for the three minutes or so it's playing.
Songs seem to have a magical ability to tap deep into our souls; they can come out of nowhere and smack us over the head saying "This is exactly how you feel, isn't it?" at any given time. I've been there thousands of times, I'm like everyone else and relate a song to a certain moment or an experience from my past. I hear Yellow by Coldplay and think of dancing with a boy I thought was magic but turned out to be the biggest waste of my time. Toploader's Dancing in the Moonlight takes me straight back to being in the common room in sixth year and climbing out the windows to have lunch outside in the sun. And the most beautiful piece of music I think I've ever heard, I Giorni by Ludovico Einaudi makes tears of happiness come to my eyes because of when someone say down at their piano and played it for me.
What I guess I'm trying to say is that music is a big part of my world. I'd feel like a lost puppy if I couldn't have the security and safety of turning on my ipod and loosing myself in sound.