I ran across a blog post by Frank Chimero about music journaling recently. As I push myself to document more of my daily life, through journaling, blogging, and photos, this music journaling seemed like a particularly good idea.
Music has always been a strong part of my life. I spend considerably more time listening to music than any other form of media consumption, including TV. The idea of making a monthly journal of songs sounded interesting, and so I started January 2013 with a new Rdio playlist called, not surprisingly, # January 2013. The hashtag reminds me it’s a journal list, and not a playlist.
My intention here is to add songs each month, no rhyme or reason to the organization. I really like the idea of being able to look back over a year and see what songs were resonating with me that month. Tying those lists to journal entries I write should help give me some idea of my emotional state and where I was at in life.