Music Can Soothe The Soul
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
For me the best way to unwind is to play music. I happen to like Doo Wop but you'll also find me listening to great songs from any music era including the music of today. As an example a friend recently introduced me to Regaeton which I was totally unfamiliar with. The rhythms are interesting and it's growing on me.
Depending on my moods, I might listen to Prince's Purple Rain or Chris Izzac's Wicked Game or Journey's Faithfully or Lonestar's Amazed. Or I might pop on Barabara Striesand or even Perry Como. I may play Bobby Hatfield's Unchained Melody or The Flamingos' I Only Have Eyes For You.
I listen to Italian Music, Spanish Music, Celtic Music, and sometimes music from other cultures and lands. I do not need to understand the words. I can feel the songs.
I can float away with Instrumentals to any place or time. Frank Chacksfield's original Ebb Tide transports me to the sea, while Vangellis Chariots of Fire send me to a marathon race or the Olympics.
Whenever I am down or lonely, I listen to music. Whenever I need to relax and unwind I listem to music. And whenever I need a spiritual lift I listen to music.
Music is better than a food fix and a lot more satisying.
My songs for tonight are Crimson and Clover and Crystal Blue Persuasion both by Tommy James and the Shondells. If you want to listen along go to Youtube and type in the names of the songs.
Take me away Tommy. "Look over yonder; what do you see? The sun is arising most definitely. A new day is coming; people are changin. Ain't it beautiful Crystal Blue Persuasion? ...