I love music.
I know everyone loves music – who ever says “Know what I can’t stand? Music.”
But for me – music has always been more than just enjoyable noise.
Music has reached me when I was unreachable. And – as I start fessing up on this blog and letting all the crazy out for a free ride – I will divulge that there have been many times in my life where I wound up mentally in unreachable places. Nothing external was able to get in.
But… There was always that one song that just nailed it and let me know that I am not alone with that feeling and that thought.
That I am not alone. Even if I am.
I am not alone because somewhere on this planet there is a songwriter I will probably never meet who went through that same unreachable moment and lived to tell the tale. And write a kick ass song to boot.
I am not always some depressed psychopath under the covers and never coming out. I am capable of extreme happiness too.
Sometimes life is just so amazing and enjoyable and carefree. and that fucking rocks.
That is a time when I am in a place where a song catches me while I float up in the air and free fall back down.
There are those moments in my life – more and more as I shake loose the cob webs in my head and make it a point of finding my happy whenever possible.
Since this blog is my journey to some semblance of enlightenment and possibly (dare I admit it) joy, I want to share all the parts that help lead me there – the ups and downs and twists and turns that this road to bettering myself will take. This means sharing the music of my soul – even if it isn’t always good. Or current. Or on the radar enough to even have a music video!
Care to join me?
Feel free to share the songs that nail it this week for you as well – as I said…. I LOVE music!
Hestia – Katell Keineg
I was introduced to the haunting voice of Katell Keineg back in college over 20 years ago. My friend and I were always on a quest for unique female artists and she fit the bill. All these years later, this song continues to resonate with me with its message of her waking up to her shitty situation and wanting to break free. It is sad and powerful and ass kicking all at the same time. And – I need this boost from time to time. It hits me hardest when I am on my way back up from an exceptionally bad crash. But it always reminds me to blast this song and get my ass back to a better place.
Walking in my Bluejeans – Sophie B Hawkins
Surprising yourself with the person you continue to evolve into while still being who you are at your core. Is there anything better? Sophie B. Hawkins nails it with this beautiful realization in herself. She is so much more than wanting to be your lover. I don’t think enough people know that about her. But I do, Sophie. And I find another woman walking in my blue jeans from time to time as well. I am just happy I am still able to zip some of them up.
Failure – Martin Sexton
Thanking failure. So Buddhist. I just love everything about this song. When I go through my “I am a failure” self-flogging, this song echoes inside of me and reminds me that everything leads to something else – no matter how dark the corridor is at the moment.
I want to thank Martin’s failure as well, because holy hell – you haven’t lived until you have seen this man live with his booming, soulful voice that heals you completely.
There you have it. My three songs of the week!
What are yours?