Archive for June 2015

When Music Makes It All Better

So Saturday night I went to see Colin Hay, Violent Femmes, and  Barenaked Ladies in concert.  I was very excited to see Colin and VF as I’ve not seen either before.  I’ve seen BNL many, many times and knew what a good time I was in for.  I went with my cousin, and we both danced and sang our bootys off.  It was wonderful.  

Just being completely, totally in the music, the energy was healing.  I danced, let it all go, rocked it out, etc.  It was exactly what I needed.  There’s something about a slightly hot, humid night; dancing away the night, feeling totally in your body, and out of this world.  Even the sweaty feeling felt good!    

I felt so very connected.  Dancing/music/singing for sure involved all the senses. That’s the feeling I wish I could give everyone with music/healing.  Even today, with a day at work of twists and turns and surprises, I’m present.  I’m figuring out how to get it all done, and not worrying.  I’m allowing.  Woo.  If this is how live music now works with my energy, bring on the concerts!! 

Music and Cars

So I was in an accident and my car has been in the shop a little over a month.  I am so thankful that the other driver and I were both OK.  While in the shop, I’ve not had my satellite radio.  Wow.  I think it’s helped me to know how much music means to me.  I mean, yeah, everyone knows I love music.  But traditional radio with it’s talking, commercials, and such has shown me how much I need just music in the morning.  I get messages, I sing along.  It has been how I start my day.  It is healing and lovely and I am so glad that very soon I will have her back and be reunited with my morning music the way I like it.  

While typing this, I’m finally watching the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame awards that I taped from HBO.  Ok, really I dvr’ed it, but I’m of the tape age.  ha.  Seeing it is really touching.  So many stories of the love of music, it’s power.  How music can lift us up, shine a light.  More than that, it’s hearing the love for the performers and in turn their love of music, of the people that made music with them.  Hearing everyone sing “With A Little Help From My Friends” makes my morning.  Everyone smiling, all these different styles united.  

That’s the thing about music, it brings us together.  On a global stage, in a room with friends, or in our car.