Hey, music lovers! Dominique here (or Nikki to those who know me best). I’ve never been much of a musician. I think I was good at reading music for about five minutes when I was in the sixth grade as a first-chair flutist. My first musical memory is my grandfather trying to teach me how to play a keyboard when I was five. I hogged every piano and keyboard I could get my hands on without knowing what I was doing. Flash forward to 15-years-old when my parents bought me a guitar and I cried. I “played” the shit out of it until I broke the sixth string and never picked it up again. The moral of this story is I’m not a musician…like not at all. But, I’ve always been obsessed with music.
So, that’s what I’ve been doing for as long as I can remember—listening to and loving music. Growing up if I loved a movie I’d get asked: “You’re going to find the soundtrack now aren’t you?” Yes. The answer was always yes! Soundtracks were how I found so many of my favorite artists that none of my friends were listening to. While they were falling over Britney Spears, I was reeling off of Our Lady Peace and Bush because I had watched “An American Werewolf in Paris”, “Fear” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer”. They were listening to Limp Bizkit and I was d y i n g over Radiohead and Sneaker Pimps because of “Romeo + Juliet” and “Cruel Intentions”. Not to mention at a point I was just straight-up stealing CDs from my sister’s room and she got so tired of it she just let me keep them. And, that’s the story of how TLC’s Crazy Sexy Cool became mine.
This is just my sounding board, but it’s also for some of you who also have been listening to and loving music your whole lives. Note: I’m not a professional reviewer or paid blogger. This is a hobby. No incentives or ulterior motives. Anything I cover here is because I genuinely appreciate it and want to share it with you guys!