Musical inspiration

Today I was walking around downtown looking for a job. I walk up and down the sixteenth street mall, and when you reach Blake Street, Coors Field is about four blocks away. I am graced with living close to Coors Field, and as I was walking, it reminded me of exactly what I want to do, a dream that almost seems impossible that I’m still chasing. Some time ago, my uncle sent me a YouTube video and it somehow resurfaced in my day and I’d like to share it with you. It’s from Britain’s Got Talent and it’s a guy named Paul Potts.

For me, opera is a little hard to appreciate. My dad listens to it all the time and I just get annoyed by it. But I’ll share with you that the first time I heard this, the emotional response was… different. Music is one of our most powerful gifts, and this one had a profound affect on me. With the frustrations of the Rockies issuing a hiring freeze and companies not hiring, I’ve grown more petulant toward society. Paul reminded me that chasing a dream is worth it, and it’s what I wanted to share with the rest of the world.

Keep in mind that he’s an amateur. He said that he sells phone for a living. Hopefully I can be like him. I too am an amateur, and while I don’t sell phones for a living, I have a dream. It reminds me of that Aerosmith Song, “Dream On.” And well, that’s kind of fitting because they play Aerosmith at the end of that video.

So I hope you enjoy it and it has an overwhelming affect on you too.

1. Video Courtesy: myspacepaulpotts



  1. Kylie

    Dude. I loved that performance. Liking opera is unnecessary to appreciating talent.
    16th Street Mall… good times, good times, except last time I was there it was like 45 degrees and I froze my pink-parka’d **** off. I was completely unprepared for the weather. Plus I didn’t realize the Dugout Store was closed on Sundays… sigh.
    Kylie —

  2. iliveforthis

    Jen- Yeah, he ended up winning the whole thing. Really, I think his first audition was the best mostly because no one was expecting anything from him.
    Julia- Thanks! I’ll need it since I really haven’t had much luck lately.
    Kylie- That sounds really awful. I’m pretty prone to wearing flip flops everyday, so when it snows… I’m a little screwed, so I definitely feel your pain.
    Elizabeth- He was definitely a prime example.
    Hyun Young- You’ve got tons of time to figure out what you want, don’t worry too much about it.

  3. jimmy27nyy

    Hi, Emily …

    “Very Inspiring Video” !!! … I have seen that performance a number of times in the past, and it is always great to watch over and over, again !!! … Emily, thanks for sharing this video with us, on your above post, and here in this “awesome” baseball community at mlblogs/ !!! … Also, thanks for your recent visit to my mlblog; and, “Congratulations” for being in the “Top 50” [#41] on the latest mlblogs “Leader’s List”! Keep up the excellent work, here on your blog !!! … Jimmy [27NYY], “BY&L”

  4. iliveforthis

    Jimmy- Thank you. A lot of people seem to have seen it, I didn’t realize it was so popular.
    Kathy- I thought it was completely amazing.
    Xcicix: I’m glad that it had an affect on you too.

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