For the last 11 days, I’ve been doing this meme on Facebook and Twitter called The 21 Day #MayOPM Challange. Each day, they put up a theme and people post their OPM songs on their timelines and/or newsfeed. I’m not very on the dot with the updating, sometimes I’m tooooo busy; sometimes, I have a hard time finding the perfect OPM song that fits that day’s theme. I always want it to be phenomenal.
Today’s theme is Badtrip – a song you listen to when you’ve had a bad day. The funny thing about this is, I HAD AN AWESOMELY BAD DAY TODAY. Well, some good things happened, but you know how the good usually outweighs the bad at the end of the day? Well, that didn’t happen today. On the way home, I felt so sorry for myself, I felt like crying.
This meme reminded me that when I used to feel bad about anything, I would play Wolfgang. And, strangely enough, be healed. I don’t know, I think it’s the soaring guitars and assault of drums and Basti’s growls, and not even the angry lyrics aggravate how I feel. A song they cover adequately describes how I think it works – in Crosby, Stills & Nash’s Southern Cross, there’s a line that goes: “I’ve got my ship, and all my flags are flying/ She is all that I have left, and music is her name…”
A lot of Wolfgang’s music makes me feel this way – Very Free, Cathedral of Space, 24, Heaven Spent, Center of the Sun, Change, but I could only choose one song, which is As Oceans. Specifically because the song is about empowering yourself, despite your place in this world. (I think). And still pushing on.
Anyway, this song made me feel better. Tomorrow will be a better day.