last night, after the 6 year waiting, i have finally witnessed the band that is very close to my heart once again. i've gotten so far away from 6 years back. i have listened to more and more music and i'm proud to say that i's very diversified. i fell in love with the band the first time from 'sugar we're going down'. at that moment, my music knowledge wasn't as broad as it is now and what they did was pretty weird and interesting. since that moment, the spirit of their lyrics has been so close to my heart. it has gotten me through a lot of challenges. a very good friend of mine who has a degree in psychology, made a research of music and as the result, the research states that music has great connection with humans because it relates us with certain moments, feelings and people. that's what fall out boy has done to me. there are many personal memories which attached so strongly in my life. one of it is the fact that the band has been one of the glues of me and sisty. fall out boy reminds me of how friendship is the best cure of all broken hearts, how its been challenged and won over all of the obstacles.
i'm telling you honestly, music-wise, i'm enjoying a very different sound than the band's sound. it's not deviated, it's just getting richer and richer. i even dare to say that i'm surrounded by the best musicians who may have more skills and knowledge than the band. that is one thing for sure. but for me, if i didn't get the chance to be introduced to the band, i probably wouldn't be this open-minded to different kinds of music. being introduced to fall out boy gets me to recognize other great musicians because the band has their own favorites and as i get to know them better, i also get to know the music world better. if it wasn't for my fan-girling obsession over the band, i wouldn't strived to be in the music industry when it first came outside my door.
the littlest thing the band would do to me is of course, the introduction of new vocabularies. that's the power of music! i'm proud to say that i'm a natural. no course, no nothing. only in schools. music helps me a lot and with the spirit of each lyrics i listen to, it can only get better. fall out boy has impacted my life in so many ways, and it's not necessarily because of the music. it's because their existence as they are, together as fall out boy and as individuals, has given me broader perspectives as a being. as steve jobs once said, 'when you touches someone's heart, it becomes limitless'. that is exactly what they have done in me.
i might have known and acknowledged better music and better musicians, but the heart chooses something the brain can't always control. nothing can take away the moments, feelings and people which mean the most in life. i guess that's also the spirit of 'save rock and roll' when we take away the meaning per se. save something that we believe in, even when people have different point of views, even when everything seems to be against it. in the end, that's the greatest treasure of music, when it touches you in the heart, in its collateral ways with life.