When I was younger (like teens/early 20s) I wished there was a Soundtrack to Life. Like at any given moment, the perfect song would just start playing out of nowhere and whatever situation you found yourself in would become so much more fun, or profound, or exciting – whatever. I was basically wishing there was something like an iPod (can I claim it was my idea first then?). And now there is! We pretty much all have our own little soundtrack to life. Music on – World off. There is nothing better when you’re on the subway or in a car or on the treadmill or waiting in line than the ability to listen to exactly what you feel like listening to. Do I sound like I’m stoned writing this? I’m not! It just really blows me away that we can do this. It’s one of my favourite things.
And then there’s someone like Ty Cullen, an NYC filmmaker, who has this genius idea to ask people on the street in NYC what song they’re listening to. His video has inspired other people to do the same thing in their own city – London, Melbourne, Denver and even Toronto. Check out some of the videos below.
It’s a small thing to do but there’s something about it that is so, so beautiful.