Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Hey, ya'll! ;) I just felt the need to share something really crazy. When I was in grad school, I went to a concert event on UW-L's campus with my friend Tiffany. She was an advisor for Campus Activities Board and helped plan the event, so she encouraged me to come. The singer was Javier, who I'd never heard of at the time. Unfortunately, there were very few people in attendance (I'm talking like 20-30 total), which is a shame for multiple reasons, the biggest reason being that it was an AMAZING show!! At the time, I was going through a pretty tough time in a relationship, so when I heard the song in the video below, I literally started crying. Tiff caught a glimpse of that "special" moment, but lucky for me she's a good enough friend that she didn't judge me! :) Anyway, as hard as it was for me to listen to that song, I just fell in love with it, not only because it rang so true, but also because it simply sounds beautiful. At the show, Javier told us that the song would be released soon. I faithfully checked, month after month, but no luck. So, for my fix, I just went to his MySpace page (wait, people still use MySpace?!) and listened to it over and over. Yeah, I probably have a good chunk of those 19,000+ listens. ;) For whatever reason, I thought of him today, so I was listening to that song repeatedly (yet again) and felt the need to tell Tiffany about it. Every time I listen to him, I think of her, so I told her that. She wrote back and told me a bit of a shocker. I'm not sure if any of you are familiar with the show, "The Voice," but it debuted this year, and here it turns out he won the whole damn thing?!?! I never watched it, so obviously I had NO clue. I find it really crazy and random that I thought about him and listened to him again today without knowing he was now "famous." I love weird stuff like that, and feel pretty proud to say that I liked him a long time ago for reasons other than the fact that he just won a reality show. Anyway, LONG story short, I am still just as in love with this song as I was then, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I guess I should be thankful that he was on the show, because now, almost 2 years later, I was FINALLY able to purchase "When" on iTunes. :))


rlzimmerman said...

Hey Renee, totally get how fun it is seeing someone who ends up famous. Years ago we went to LaCrosse to see Alan Jackson, I was soooo excited til they said some newby was opening for him! WTF! Just bring on AJ! Then they announced brand new on stage Brad Paisley! He was awsome to say the least!!!!

Renee said...

Wow, Laurie!! That's so cool! It'd be pretty tough to beat Brad Paisley's popularity, but hopefully Javier has that kind of success too! :)