Archive for the ‘music’ Category
Every road trip feels like a new adventure.
I love the feeling at the top of the hour as I climb behind the steering wheel. The thrill of speeding down the highway at 70+ mph, leaving a trail of cars, trucks and SUVs in my wake as I book it to another unexplored town. Lately my road trips (to be more accurate business trips) have led me through the mountains into Chattanooga, a small town with gorgeous mountain views.
My favorite part of the trip is crossing the Tennessee River. Everything seems bigger over water and although there are limitations, each time I see someone out on a pontoon, fishing, or jet skiking I get a sense of freedom.
With a mountain view before me and music drifting through my speakers I can’t complain. What is your favorite part of a road trip?
Although the movement is gone, rock ‘n roll is still with us…
Wrapping up yet another productive evening watching “Pirate Radio” with Hap & Harry’s by my side. The music in this movie is what really gets me. Although I was not alive during the era of rock and roll, I can still feel through the treads of the moment, the spirit is still alive, sweeping through the 21st century. Even though we have moved on to other tunes and sing other songs, that feeling of rebellion, release and living on the edge is still there. It takes me back to my high-school days shredding it on my electric blue Schecter with the sounds of the full band encompassing all. It takes me back to college, sitting in music business class listening to tracks that went back as far as the beginning of recorded sound, when real talent was king.
Music sings a tune in my life quite unlike any other, even those moments of silence must be punctuated with sound.
What are some of your favorite good vibrations?
Nashville has its on unique landscapes, events and beauty. One of the places I was fortune to visit was Traveler’s Rest for their Crawfish Boil and Beer. The landscape is absolutely gorgeous and the New Orleans food and beer incredible. One our way there we drove under various tunnels:
The landscape on the historic plantation was beautiful:
My meal of crawfish were extremely lively:
The thing about music, the reason it captivates us and pulls us over the brink of no return is because of those songs that truly get you. As with any romantic relationship there is no way to fully explain the way the one you love makes you feel, so it is with music. In particular one brilliant artist will write and release a song that holds my very being captive. The way the lyrics flow and the music blends together moves me. The rhythm thudding deep within my soul, the wail of the guitar telling its story, the music sways as I sway, understands my underlying emotions, holds me close, makes me dance, pushes me onward to new horizons, it “gets” me.
I listen to music all the time, writing, reading, driving, partying but the music I tend to love the most is when I’m in my car driving. Music Loud. Windows down.
Links to a few of the songs I’ve been listening to recently are listed below. I’d love to hear what yours are too, feel free to comment with links to your favorites.
Music best listened to through the loud speakers
Dark of night, cold of winter, biting through the thin black dress
Rushing forward, high heels clicking, running towards the light
Doors spill open, pouring music, light and warmth into our minds
The beat is throbbing, bodies moving, thriving, jiving with the vibe
Drinks held high, fists are pumping, voices raised in songs
Lights are flashing, blue, green, purple, dancing on the mob
Cold dissipates, heat takes over, we sway, we sing, we shout
Sweaty brows, chests heaving, the time ticks tocks towards morn
Tried feet limp, in heels, in shoes, danced until threadbare
We weave the crowd by way of friends, we hug, we kiss, we leave
Disclaimer: I am not a poet but I enjoy blending words