Sunday, January 31, 2010


I've always known I have an emotional attachment to songs/music. As a teenager, I of course wanted to be a rock star. That did'nt happen. In recent years I thought about music production, or somthing along those lines. I love music, always have, always will.
Well, I drive a forklift for a living. So apperantly the music biz just aint for me. I'm ok with that. Really. I have a good life with a great family and a few good friends.
Music, however, has not lost it's grip on my heart.

Today started like any other day. Coffee, dishes, went to town, came home and had lunch. While preparing supper with my super awesome wife, I put on some music. The band was D.A.D. Not that it really matters. Anyway, theres a song on this particular cd that I dedicated to my wife ( my Queen) that I cant even sing out loud without tearing up a bit. When that song came on we stopped cooking and just held each other while I softly sang into her ear.
I'm such a fucking sap! I'm almost tearing up now.
Funny, I used to be a tough guy.

Sorry, I got a little carried away there.The point of this whole thing is that I have emotional attachments to so many songs I hear. Right this moment I'm listening to Meatloaf. Paradise by the dashboard light. I remember being 14 years old, hanging out with my oldest daughters mother. Years before she was concieved. Yet so clear.

I need to thank a friend of mine for not only the cd playing now, but also the one that has the song I dedicated to my wife. He's an english fella with a kinda dry sense of humor, but a good heart. It does'nt hurt he's married to one of my very best friends.

Sorry, got lost again.

The point is it does'nt matter what I listen to.
CCR reminds me of my Dad. Skid Row, Great White, Babylon AD, and Iron Maiden, remind me of my less than productive, teenage years. So forth and so on. Garth Brooks and Crystal Gayle remind me of my Mamma. Metallica for my big brother. Janis Joplin, and Tori Amos for my little sister.

So pop in a cd, or put on a record you haven't listen'ed to in awhile, and enjoy.
Hope it's as good for you as it is for me.