Insomnia: Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

August 28, 2010
By ASneakyOwl BRONZE, West Warwick, Rhode Island
ASneakyOwl BRONZE, West Warwick, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
‎\"I\'ve never really had anything to say really to anybody, but there\\\'s always been a mood that I wanted to convey via sound, which is optimism.\" -Adam Young


In a quiet town in Minnesota a young man sat in his parent's basement trying to figure out what to do with himself. Having insomnia, he had quite alot of spare time. In the late hours of the night and early hours of the morning he wrote lyrics and music, and recorded his creations. Anyone know what remarkable person I am referring to? Adam Young, of course. Or better yet, Owl City.
I doubt Adam would've expected that one day people all over the world would know his music and be reciting the lyrics, his lyrics, perfectly back to him. As he says, it's a very surreal experience.
Owl City's music is upbeat but slow at the same time. Words cannot exactly describe the rhythm of his songs. The lyrics are heartfelt and true, yet at sometimes completely random. When you listen to Owl City your worries seem to float away.

Owl City is Adam Young.


The author's comments:
Adam has helped me so much this past year, without his music I would've fallen apart.

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on Apr. 9 2011 at 11:15 pm
ASneakyOwl BRONZE, West Warwick, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
‎\"I\'ve never really had anything to say really to anybody, but there\\\'s always been a mood that I wanted to convey via sound, which is optimism.\" -Adam Young

I love him too! I don't have a favorite song, I love them all =3

on Oct. 30 2010 at 11:43 pm
t.i.m.n_w PLATINUM, Iqaluit, Other
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Favorite Quote:
When oppertunites come, don't be afraid to try for them, they might open doors to bigger and better things.

i love adam young, my fave songs tidal wave, i didn't know he was an insomniac....just like me!

on Sep. 20 2010 at 9:14 pm
ASneakyOwl BRONZE, West Warwick, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
‎\"I\'ve never really had anything to say really to anybody, but there\\\'s always been a mood that I wanted to convey via sound, which is optimism.\" -Adam Young

Thank you! I was going to make it longer, but it was late and I was tired. Not exactly the best time to write...haha.

on Sep. 16 2010 at 10:47 pm
Healing_Angel SILVER, Sydney, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Live for today, not for tomorrow

Great article subject, just make it longer!

on Sep. 9 2010 at 11:01 am
icefaerie10111 GOLD, Exeter, Rhode Island
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Cool stuff Miranda, you should write more!

-Alyssa


on Sep. 3 2010 at 2:41 pm
ASneakyOwl BRONZE, West Warwick, Rhode Island
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
‎\"I\'ve never really had anything to say really to anybody, but there\\\'s always been a mood that I wanted to convey via sound, which is optimism.\" -Adam Young

I'm glad you will check him out. He really is amazing. And I agree, music is one of the best inspirations.

on Sep. 2 2010 at 4:47 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I have never listened to Owl City, but I'll check him out now since I've heard the story of how Adam Young created his music. Ah, music endlessly inspires.


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