Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mumford & Sons; Or, My Recent Serendipitous Music Moment

So a lot of times I’ll hear a song on the radio and think it’s really great, only to not be able to remember it when I get home to look into it. But what happened to me one short week ago can only be described as serendipitous. It begins as follows:
I heard this song that I really liked and I had just pulled in to a parking lot, so I decided to write the lyrics down so I could later Google them to find the artist (hint: this is a very good way to find a song you have stuck in your head but don’t know the artist. Just think of a few lines and put them in quotation marks when you search for them online. Works every time—unless you’re one of those people who don’t sing the right words to songs). Am I aging myself? Can one do this easily with a jazzy new phone instead of taking all these extraneous steps? But I digress. As I was saying, I wrote some lyrics down to later find them online. When I got home and booted up my computer, I also decided to log on to my free Freegal account that I have compliments of my very favorite library. When I got on to Freegal, I saw a new artist they were featuring called Mumford & Sons. Right away I liked the art of the album, it looked a little folksy, and for some reason, which I will later refer to as serendipity, I decided to click on them to see what kind of music they played. Meanwhile, I also had a search going with my before mentioned lyric search. Quickly I realized the lyrics I was looking for were by the same artist I had just clicked on on Freegal. Serendipity, my friends, serendipity. And now I am in love with “Sigh No More,” Mumford & Son’s first album. And the song that started it all? Check out the video
And if you haven’t checked out Freegal yet, I highly, highly recommend it. 3 free DRM-free downloads onto your favorite device! Every week! Brilliant!

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