Often at night, I’ll put on my headphones and get out whatever CD strikes my fancy and lull myself to sleep with some good music.
Last night, it was Gillian Welch’s Time (the Revelator). I love her music. In an age where music feels mass-produced, it’s a refreshing change to find songs that seem hand-crafted and lovingly spun.
I have all her music. I could put on any of her CDs and instantly be transported into a happier place of mind.
I actually got to see her and Dave Rawlings at the Ryman back in December of 2011. It was the last stop on their tour and it was fantastic. They had no opening act and played for 2 1/2 hours. It’s at least in my top three best concert experiences of all time.
Also, the Dave Rawlings Machine is good stuff, too. It’s basically a reversal of her albums with him doing the lion’s share of lead vocals.
Basically, go with whatever music moves you, whether it’s popular or not, top 40 or not, recent or not. Even if it’s Kenny G or Zamfir, Master of the Pan-Flute.
I wouldn’t want to live in a world without music and art. It would almost be like living in a world with justice but no mercy.
So yeah, I like music.