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Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Five

Songbird posted this FF "On this Friday before Reformation Sunday, let's talk about music. Share with us five pieces of music that draw you closer to the Divine, that elevate your mood or take you to your happy place. They might be sung or instrumental, ancient or modern, sacred or popular...whatever touches you. Some of us even love hymns. (Well, I do.)"

Hmm well, In the catholic church we called the protestant revolt, which I realize is really revolting!

I don't really listen to music. I listen to music very much which I realize makes me a little unusual. During the day at work, when I'm not meeting with a client, I usually have Public Radio (talk) on. And for relaxing, I read or watch TV. I have an iphone which has a built in music function and I have music downloaded, but I have never listened to what I have on there except for the meditation stuff I have from Jon Kabat Zinn's book, which I really don't listen to very much any more. I meditate without it. I like the quiet better.

Sometimes I like music. I love musical comedy, and go to Broadway as often as I can, but only to thing that I think I will like. I loved West Side Story!

And when I saw the opening of Oprah's show with the Black Eye Pea's I loved that song and dance. And I loved Will I Am when he did the Obama thing before the election.

I love the music of the early 70's sometimes, James Taylor from then, "Heart of Gold"- I found it very romantic at the time, Carol King.

I go to the ballet, but the music is secondary to the dance.

I guess, I like the quiet better than the sound, though I used to love to drive and listen to the radio when I was in my 20's before I moved to this very noisy city.


Songbird said...

You are so right about the way where we live affects our desire for more sound...or less!

Purple said...

I have been in several metro cities and it seems they never stop. Need for quiet...understandable.

Barbara B. said...

James Taylor and Carole King are tops on my list. :)