Now, you may not know this about me but I have $40,000 vocal chords. That's what going to a private college and majoring in music in music (general- not education) will cost you- or did in the 80s. (It's more- a lot more now!) I didn't get a great career out of it nor did I bank a lot of music history and can now rattle off the entire history of rock music in the United States for you. Nope, but I did spend a lot of years singing and entertaining people in various settings and it did add a lot to my life and my children's I dare say, so it was worth it I guess.
So music plays a pretty big part in my life. There are some songs that absolutely move me to tears (Prokofief's Piano Concerto #3, Madame Butterfly- the final aria, amid many others) and some songs that can cheer me up when I am completely down and it doesn't have to be a happy song just a song that takes me out of whatever I am dealing with- like 'Sunset Grill' by Don Henley. I wake up with music in my head almost every day- sometimes it is the same song day after day and I call it my theme song for that period of my life. It can also set me on edge however. I have a co-worker who doesn't sing very well and she will sing in the workroom and almost drive me insane. I understand that she is happy and listening to her ipod, etc. but she has no clue how her shrill just-off-tune voice irritates me. It's like fingernails on a chalkboard! Fortunately she doesn't work everyday nor does she sing in the workroom constantly, so I won't be driven to do anything that may end with me in a padded room any time soon (and she's quitting anyway). So clearly, music can influence me significantly for good- and for bad.
Anyway, how about you? what does music do for you???
A new song I just found and decided I kind of like...