Music. It does one thing for us all, it makes us move. Not just to move on the dance floor and shake or spin with a beat, but move towards it and seek out the source.
What has music made you do? What song reminds you of a special moment in time?
Music Made Me Do It is about how music is more than just words with a beat; music is emotion and provides us with inspiration. A good song can help us be happier, run faster, think clearer and love better. From the outrageous and irreverent to sexy and courageous, MMMDI showcases and celebrates the stories we all have of music inspiring us to do anything and everything.
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For us at EO its:
“A freezing cold night in late winter, frantically searching for a companion to go see a favorite DJ who is in town playing a rare 7 hours, in a remote area of Brooklyn. You’ve never been there, and have no idea how to get there, but you know what you will find will make it all worth it. Now imagine all of your friends have backed out. You’re the last man standing. What do you do? The answer is easy, you go alone, because this music can you that much.
After years of attending clubs and shows with a normal group of music lovers, this would be a unique night. Initially my decision to go it alone was filled with anxiety and uncertainty of how this would go. That was replaced by a sense of adventure and excitement. The possibilities for the night were endless and the music….oh, the music would be there. The only companion that was really needed. Dawning a time tested pair of dance worn sneakers and downing one last shot of vodka to warm up the cold February night, my journey began.
After trudging through what felt like frozen tundra, I made it. Max Graham, in the flesh, open to close, 7 hours nonstop, I was in it for the long haul. Once inside the frigid night air was forgotten and quickly replaced by warm bodies moving in rhythm as their maestro set the evenings tone. There were lights, and bartenders, and strangers, but above all there was the music; the music that made me move into the night alone. Worries abandoned and drink in hand, for hours it was just us, me and the music, moving as one, unaware of anything else. No one to chat with, no one to care about or check on. It was the music that brought me to the dance floor and made me forget that I was alone.
The one thing I didn’t realize was, I wasn’t alone. I wasn’t the only one music moved that night. As alone as I thought I was, music made me and the rest of the party goers that night come together.
What started as a nod of shared approval for a track, or an ‘excuse me’ for dancing into someone, quickly changed to a bonding community of people moving together. Music had us speaking the same language and living the same dream.
It made me dance along side new friends, jot down numbers, and even briefly fall in love. It made me talk about the night that was with diner pancakes at 5 AM and it made me lay in bed until 4PM on a Sunday. We were all together with the music and no one was alone. Even if those relationships lasted for only 10 hours, and were never to be found again, music made us move that night.
So what made me go to Brooklyn alone on a freezing winter night? Yeah, I guess you could say music made me do it. We’d all be alone without it. #MMMDI” – Shikey