This post is a part of Timeless Thoughts, a monthly link-up hosted by Georgie and Tara where bloggers share something they’ve missed from their past. OK. OK. That’s basically my entire blog, but I’m doing this anyway. Sue me.
OK, so this isn’t the first time I’ve posted about Michelle Branch. I didn’t dedicate an entire post to her though. She was more of a blurb. I wonder how many times I can subtlety mention Michelle Branch on my blog before someone mentions it. Challenge accepted.
As a teenager, my music taste was ambiguous at best. I listened to mostly country music and to this day, I’m still puzzled as to why. Now, I’m not a big fan of country music. In fact, I pretty much listen to everything but country. Yeah, I’m a strange one.
I don’t have a lot of nostalgia and memories attached to music until I was much older because I wasn’t listening to music until I was like 12. Michelle Branch is one of the few music artists I was familiar with around that age. Yes, I sometimes feel like a 12-year-old girl listening to her songs. Her songs are easy for me to listen to and they remind me of a simpler time. Since I listened to music at a later age and I wasn’t familiar with a lot of music at the time, it’s nice to have at least a small amount of music artists that I’m familiar with and can easily recognize. Plus, at the time, she was literally everywhere. It was difficult to avoid her anyway, heh.
In the mid-2000s, Michelle decided to form a country pop duo with Jessica Harp, a friend and fellow musician. I didn’t expect Michelle to sing country, but I still liked her. I did still like country at the time though, heh. So that doesn’t say much.
in 2007, they disbanded, and she’s been here and there but she’s nowhere near as popular as she used to be. She’s not everywhere. She’s not nowhere. She’s somewhere. Maybe she’s in a coffeehouse in Iowa.