Do you have music that inspires you? Does it change or is it the same music that has inspired you for years?
I have some music that I play when I need to get down to work. I think that it started when I was young. I can still see my parent’s record player in my mind. It was wooden and it looked like a big wooden box. You would lift the top and there was the part that played the records. There was a shelf of albums under the record player.
It was so long ago that it was not stereo.
I appropriated two of the albums. I would play them when I was sewing. I don’t have any idea why I picked those albums but I think it was always the same two.
And years later, I had to buy them on cd so that I could listen to them again. And then I remembered how they would get my mind ready for work. I now play them when I am having trouble settling in to get something done.
Yesterday, I discovered that when I changed computers that my iTunes music was not transferred to my new computer. It was so odd to go to iTunes and find it empty. I will have to transfer it from my old computer to the new one sometime. I have music from Amazon that I seem to listen to most of the time.
But this morning, I am having trouble settling in to get work done. My mind is going a million different ways and does not want to settle down. But it really needs to settle down.
And then I remembered the music. I can depend on it to get me working. Of course, it had been loaded on my iTunes years ago. Now, I could go and download music from my old computer but that seems like I would be just delaying work again. And I am willing to bet that it would not go as smoothly as it should and I would lose more time. So, I looked at the stacks of old cds and found my two old favorites.
In a quick minute, I loaded them on this computer and I can once again start working. Both cds are from Broadway shows. One has been made into a movie and I have never seen the movie. I have a vague idea what that show is about but the other, I have no idea of the plot. Yes, I can sing the songs without hesitation but I don’t know exactly what the songs refer to in the show.
Are you wondering what the shows are?
The first is Fiddler on the Roof. Famous, right? I have never seen it. I just know the music. I can guess the plot that goes along with the music. The second show is a bit more obscure, I think. The name is The Roar of the Greasepaint – the Smell of the Crowd. I have no idea what the play was about but I know that the music is part of my life.
Do you have music that transports you to a place where you can work or relax or read? Please let me know in the comment section what music moves you and how it moves you.