2/01/2006

feel the music

Do you like this song playing in the background? It's Amos Lee and I discovered him awhile back. I love his voice, his words...and he's not bad to look at either. Just about every one of his songs touches me, makes me feel as though he's singing about my life. Isn't it amazing how a song can make you 'feel' something? I remember my first broken heart and the song that I kept playing over and over, "Hard to say I'm sorry," by the group Chicago. I played it so much that my mother finally came into my room, took the cassette tape and smashed it to bits. I was devastated but in a way, she did me a favor. Although music can move you it can make you 'stand still' at the same time. Music can keep you some place that you really need to leave behind but sometimes, it can carry you to some place better, if you let it. I have a hard time picking a favorite song but I've made it a point to pick a song almost every day that reflects how I feel, where I want to be, who I want to be. So far, it's making me feel a bit less 'damaged. Tell me, has there been music that has moved you, made you feel, made you hope, given you faith?

P.S. Remember if you like any of the music I have playing here...you can download it from the 'My Favorite Music' link on the sidebar.

15 Comments:

  1. k o w said...
    I've enjoyed what I've heard of his work. Good stuff. I never noticed you sharing your music. I should start doing that.
    Tab said...
    Why do you feel damaged Net?
    I am not going to pry nor preach but may I just say your blog is one of the first I read everyday because you have a unique healing qaulity towards yourself that others admire and are inpsired by.
    The music , its good for the soul.
    You rock ~
    Thanks for sharing.
    Tab
    Networkchic said...
    Thanks Tab. I think it's really hard not to feel damaged when so much of your past was filled with pain, but on the bright side, when you know what damaged feels like - you learn to appreciate it a lot more when the wounds heal. It's funny sort of because I used to think it was other people that damaged me by their actions, but in reality it's our own reactions to what they do, that causes the most harm.
    sirreene said...
    Interesting what your mother did. I had a teacher who was an amazing artist. He never kept any of his work. He felt it was important never to have "things" and to always keep moving forward. We know what we did and where we came from. Why do we need "things" to remind us? I always tried to remember that "things" are not important.
    Lori said...
    I'm at lunch at the school where I work as I read this..and don't have sound, but I'll be sure to listen to it when I get home.

    There are so many songs that touch me and I grew up in a home where music was the norm so it has always been a big part of my life.

    For some reason, the song "Partners in Crime", an instrumental by Jim Brickman and Dave Koz just does something to me. Everytime I play it, it makes me feel alive with complete joy. I'm also a big Josh Groban fan. I believe music is one of the most lovely and powerful gifts we are given. Thanks for this post.
    Chuck said...
    Funny how it takes things like movies, music and other art to penetrate past our protective analytical exterior to get to our heart. But it's great when it catches by surprise.
    Tab said...
    There has long been a stigma in our culture over issues of alcoholism, addictions,abuse.
    People can be so cruel it can make us feel damaged but blogs like ours are changing that.Times are changing and its my hope that more and more people will not be ashamed to ask for help and live healthier , happier lives.
    I cannot emphasis enough how much I appreciate bloggers honesty .
    Thanks for sharing.
    Tab
    Shannon said...
    I love music... all kinds... and it does effect me in differnt ways... thanks for your sharing..I am at work so I cant hear the song, but wll listen tonight
    NMAMFQLMSH said...
    I'm with Shannon. I love music off all kinds...I can listen to 50 cent one minute and the Boston Pops the next. These past few days I've been stuck on the soundtrack from the movie Four Brothers. I Wish It Would Rain by the Temptations and Thouble Man by Marvin Gaye being two of my favorites.
    I see you,
    JJ
    PS: Music is good for the soul.
    WDKY said...
    Oh dear. I remember being about 20, driving back down from Ipswich to London after finding out that the girl I thought I was unoffically engaged to had been shagging some bloke from Liverpool between my visits (I can only assume it was something about the accent!). I was playing "She's Out of My Life" by Michael jackson, and crying so hard I don't know how I didn't crash.

    After a few days, I moved on to Romeo and Juliette by Dire Straits. Equally painful, and anything but cathartic.

    There... if that didn't make you feel better, nothing will ;-)
    kimmyk said...
    Tori Amos moves me. She's so awesome!
    Shannon said...
    cool song... thanks NWC
    Caterpillar said...
    Music can be so powerful. When I need a pick-me-up, I like "It's My Life" by Bon Jovi, and this is embarrassing, but I also love "Stronger" by Britney Spears - and I swear it's the only song of hers I like!!
    Spider Girl said...
    "The Final Countdown" by Europe takes me back to a disastrous air-band competition in junior-high. My friend, who also was part of the "band" was similarly traumatized. Her husband sometimes programs his cell-phone ring-tone to play it just to tease her. Ah, memories. I know the trauma must be lessening now because I laugh when I hear it. :)
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