The music section of our website will be updated every few months, and each update we will pick a new IRC partner to choose 5 of their favorite songs and write a short forward. In doing this we hope to give a glimpse into the personality of the people you may work with and talk to every day. The songs will simply be links to YouTube which you can enjoy at you leisure. Next up we chose one of our partners from the west coast Lindsey Seibert to pick some of her favorite songs. Enjoy!
Reminiscing of childhood days, high school, college and now my last eight years at IRC has brought back so many fond memories. I remember growing up to the raspy voice of Janis Joplin, which is my mother’s favorite artist, and the likes of Led Zeppelin which my dad would have playing on the radio while he worked in the garage and my brother and I played in backyard. My brother and I would always throw around plastic discs as kids (records, not flying saucers that you threw at your sibling) that my parents had stacked up in the basement. Those stack of records, which we still have and play to this day, included the likes of The Beatles, Aerosmith, Prince and other great artists, many of which are now legends.
Other than listening to the beats of rock and roll, as a teenager I remember hearing a song by Johann Pachelbel. I don’t think I had ever heard anything more beautiful in my life. To this day, when I listen to this song, Canon in D Minor, it brings nothing but happiness and peacefulness to me. I grew up in an era of "pop diva’s" and "boy bands", but I always favored more contemporary artists such as Celine Dion and Cheryl Crow with a splash of Alanis Morisette, Bush, and Oasis. I became obsessed with The Beatles after finding a binder that was stashed away in a closet that my mother carried with her in high school. It had a picture of the Beatles on it and I wondered who these lads were, so I started asking questions. Little did I know at the time that their music had changed the world in so many ways. John Lennon’s, Imagine, still strikes me to this day as I found it to be so profound, yet such simple worlds that carried a deep message. I still listen to all of these artists and my iPod is also full of Mumford and Sons, Awake My Soul being a favorite, Carrie Underwood, Glen Hansard, and other various artists. However there is one song that will always mean a great deal to me; I hope you Dance, by Lee Ann Womack, which was given to me by my mother when I graduated high school. The lyrics to this beautiful melody reminds me to never take life for granted, take the path less traveled, take chances, don’t sit it out, but rather dance the great dance of life all while being humble, caring, appreciative, and loving. Those were pretty powerful words to me when I was 18, and still are to this day.
Lindsey Seibert, Partner