GOSHEN, Ind. – Each week, a Globe-pal (AKA a DJ at 91.1 the Globe) takes a song of their choosing, and dishes out a healthy review to be sent out and posted on globeradio.org/music.
The Globe Track of the Week is an excellent way to keep up with the new tunes presented weekly on 91.1 the Globe, the best college radio station in Indiana.
I was first introduced to Beth Bombara by 91.1 The Globe General Manager, Jason Samuel. He showed me the music video for her song, “Everything I Wanted” and from that point on I knew I wanted to be her best friend (and listen to more of her music). The song starts with her sweet voice singing…
Didn’t mean to keep you so late when we got talking in the kitchen
Quarter to one, comparing how we make a living
I could relate to those lyrics right away. The number of times I have stayed up way too late just talking to people is too much than I can count. In the music video, Bombara is a waitress in a cafe. She can be seen singing in her band as well as handing out plates of food. This ties in nicely with the song, since it’s all about money, time, and having everything you would ever want.
The majority of people have struggled with money in their lives. Wether it be spending too much, not having enough, or working so much that it takes away all of the time. Bombara took those feelings of money stress and living a fulfilled life and put them into music. She sings,
You said, “Money is time”
But that dollar sign ain’t gettin’ any younger
And I don’t need much
‘Cause a little of our love can start a fire
Ooh, I’ve got everything I wanted
Ooh, ‘cause I got what I need
Money cannot buy happiness. The people in our lives bring the joy, the memories, and make the time worth it. Bombara took the thoughts and emotions I have about my finances versus me living a life of fulfillment and put it into a beautiful song. I have been singing the chorus on repeat since the day that I heard it. In life, it’s easy to get caught up in all the little things and loose a lot of time. It’s important to find peace with things you have and learn to be grateful. I may want more things and have a lot of ambition, but at the same time, I know that I have everything I wanted and everything that I need.
I want to touch briefly on the music video (which I have linked here) because it is iconic. It’s a retro style diner scene, that I would not originally correlate with the song, but it just works. The music video is so fun and funny. There’s also some aliens. Do with that what you will.