For those of you that follow my ramblings, you may have noticed that I post a lot of entries about music. You may find it odd that a travel blog does this on such a regular basis. The truth is, I find it hard to accumulate my thoughts and generate regular travel posts and I choose to fill these creative lapses with other people’s creativity.
I have had a life long obsession with music and have become slightly philosophical about it. For example, the following videos. What do they have in common. Figure that out, and I believe you will understand my tastes in music.
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
Clue 1 – I normally cannot even listen to country music, however, I do make the odd exception, and this is one of them.
John Mayer Trio – “Vultures”
Clue 2 – Supposed pop artists have other sides.
Hudson Ford – Crying Blues
Clue 3 – Just because you never heard of it, doesn’t mean the music is uninteresting or bad.
Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon
Now it is time to connect the dots. Lady Antebellum, John Mayer Trio, Hudson-Ford and Frank Sinatra. I do not like country, but I really like Lady Antebellum’s song, John Mayer, notorious pop artist, Hudson-Ford, obscure 70’s group, and Frank Sinatra, classic crooner, as far from rock as one can get these days. The common thread is simply that each and every one of these is GOOD. Good is, well, good. Nothing, even genre, can transcend great songs. All of these are, in my mind, well written and well performed. Great players make great music. Even if you don’t like the type of music, certain songs can pull you in, solely by just how well done they are. I have learned over the years not to dismiss or be prejudicial towards any form of music and to listen closely for what may be, or not be, something that could be the next big tune on my iPod. I would hate to miss that song.