“…If the melody is timeless
It won’t let you down
Feel the air moving
Submit to the sound…”
Richard Ashcroft – “Music is power”
“How you doing?” … I could start in this Joey manner or just start with a hi, but I will begin this with a “Hey there gorgeous”. I have known you almost since I took my first breath, I know you have been around since before I was on this earth and I know you carry within you stories, feelings and hope. You, Music, you are true beauty, true grace, you can connect with each soul in the world, with each feeling a human can have, you can turn a day upside down and the other way around. You music are the main topic in most of what I write, you are you and that is all I could have asked for. Music, my dear, allow me to write this letter, maybe a love letter or maybe just a simple letter stating my truth.
I bet you have heard it all; from thanks for changing my life, to giving people a path, to even starting families, but the truth is you beautiful, yes you, have done all that and more. You bring something to the world, something inexplicable, but we all try to explain what it is, but none can and never will fully grasp what it is that you truly bring to our lives. That is why I won’t bother to define you, there are not enough words in the dictionary to do that. I will write and let the words flow and in the end see where it took me, but I know that even then it won’t be enough.
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo
I can’t recall the songs I have dedicated to love, or what I’ve sung in anger while in my room in my teenage years or just while driving and listening to the songs on my way to the office or to a coffee or to anywhere …. but I know one thing, you are always there and you will always be there. When the time comes and I have a mini me, he or she will meet you, will get to know you and love you as I have and will find a genre or style of all the many that you have and connect with it. I know this to be true, because as you were always by my side in every time whether I needed you or thought I didn’t you will be there for him or she and you will be there for the world in you beautiful constant state of evolution, change, growth, rebirth.
Music, thank you for allowing me the pleasure of listening to the constant evolution of The Beatles, the magical rock of Led Zeppelin, the high notes reached by Freddie Mercury as he lead Queen in each show, the true showmanship shown by Michael Jackson in each show, the grunge lead by Kurt Cobain and Eddie Vedder, the never ending British invasion, and for each new artist that takes a guitar, a microphone, drumsticks and more and decides to be part of you, decides to create music.
Music, my love, you gorgeous creation of the divine … Thank you!