Love’s Theme, Somewhere In Time, Theme From Sunflower, Summer of 42, Percy Faith, Mantovani, Mancini, Paul Mauriat.
Or maybe I am an old soul, liking instrumental music on a rainy night like this. There is something so nostalgic listening to the music of old. Last night, I visited my blog at Multiply and played most of the CDs that I painstakingly uploaded from my collection. How I’ve missed the peace and quiet at Multiply, exchanging comments with a few close friends compared to the hustle and bustle of Facebook. It gets to a point where you no longer want to read what a friend is having for lunch or dinner or what places your friends will visit next or the incongruous shout-outs from some online friends. Maybe I am getting old. I’ve just changed the music to You’re So Vain by Carly Simon and tapping my foot to the rhythm of the music.
The other day, I was delighted to receive a CD from a friend in the US. He sent it through his sister via mail. It’s Tony Bennett’s Duets featuring the likes of Bono, Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, Diana Krall, George Michael, Barbra Streisand and other famous artists from the sixties to the present. When I saw the music list, I was surprised to see the name of Paul McCartney too and I thought, jazz, ballads and R & B don’t simply mix in one album but it did. It was a beautiful collection, a celebration of the 80th birthday of Tony Bennett.
Music can make you feel happy, it can make you feel sad, it can make you feel like singing too but as long as the emotion is there, you’re okay. It can fill up the void of feeling alone at times. Aldous Huxley couldn’t have expressed it better when he said ,”After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”