Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Corner View - Music

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I love this week's topic.  Music - what a wonderful thing!  And there are so many different types of music.  Yesterday, walking back from lunch, I enjoyed the music of singing birds.  Last night, I was lulled to sleep by the music of a gentle Spring rain. 

When I'm in a funk, I pop in Mika's CD, Life in Cartoon Motion, and my mood lifts immediately.  If I want to relax and slow things down, I pop in The Best of Sade.

There are also songs that remind me of a specific time and place - Red Red Wine always makes me think of a special first date, Morris Day and the Time and early Prince remind me of "parking" at Audubon Park :-) ... every Christmas season, I cry the first time I hear Band-Aid sing "Do they know it's Christmas?"  (And who can keep a dry eye when they hear the "Ballad Loch Lomond"?)

Sometimes a song will cause an unexpected reaction.  The other day, I was driving to work and heard "Rock Me Amadeus" - not a sad song, but it made me cry.  I had just heard that a friend had passed away and that song was popular when we met.   On the flip side, "Sweet Home Alabama", a song I detested when I lived in Alabama, now brings a smile to my face when I hear it.  (I still change the station when it comes on, but now I do so with a smile on my face.) 

Still, I think the best kind of music is the kind that celebrates life.   Here's the staff at the Ashnil Mara Camp dancing and singing to celebrate Debbie's 50th birthday.  

Happy corner-viewing!

12 comments:

  1. Amazing that music can call up so many different emotions, isn't it! Looks like a fun party!

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  2. So beautiful and true!

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  3. Memories and music ... so true! Sorry about your friend, Heather. Happy birthday to Debbie!

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    1. Thank you. The first third of 2013 has been a roller coaster of extreme highs and extreme lows. I hope that the rest of the year is very uneventful, perhaps even dull!

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  4. it's true! so many songs bring up some many memories for me too ...

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  5. Heather,
    I am sorry to hear about your friend. It's amazing how songs tell us stories about our life. We sent out your CD, hope you enjoy it! Thanks for your support of Gary and his music. :)

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    1. It came! Yay! I haven't had a chance to listen to it, yet, but the weekend is still young!

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  6. you know music can also lower a high fever! if you listen to energetic beats it literally spurs your body into combat mode to fight the fever.

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  7. Music and feelings, they do go together!

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  8. Music is such a fun one! My favorite thing about music is how it can bring back distant memories. Listening to songs from my past can really take me back. :)

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  9. Wonderful scene. A nice moment.

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  10. Where are you? come play! :)

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