Monday, April 12, 2010
CAN YOU HEAR IT?
QUESTION: You have written a lot about what you call 'good music.' Define that, please.
ANSWER: Listen. No really. Listen. A good song will reach out to you. Lean in. Let the song take you. A fine song will remind you of home, and you'll know the place for the first time.
There is the all-important beat, for sure. And notes, chords and a progression. But the first thing is the sound. How does it make you feel? No, really.
When you listen to someone speak, or sing, notice the spaces in between the words, the silence surrounding the sound. See the white between these letters? That's where everything comes from, man.
I owe so much to songs, and to the musicians who brought them here.
Let's do this: head on over to iTunes and let's download some music. No really, right now!
I know, I know, you can listen on YouTube, but come on, let's take some songs with us, make them part of our lives.
Here's what I am going to purchase right now:
***** "THE MONKEY & THE LION" by The Makepeace Brothers
***** "PRAY FOR YOU" by Jaron and The Long Road to Love
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