Come let us sing for joy to the Lord, let us shout aloud to the rock of our salvation.– Psalm 95:1
I have been a music lover all my life. I can’t ever remember life without it. I can’t imagine what life would be without it.
I’m a baby boomer, born in the 1950’s…the same decade that birthed rock-n-roll. An Elvis man all the way. From Presley to Costello.
Throughout the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, music ruled pop culture. During that time I was fortunate enough to spend over 18 years working in the “music biz”, predominately on the retail side. Those years gave me an unprecedented opportunity to listen to a plethora of music, artists, and styles.
If Malcolm Gladwell’s “10,000 Hour Rule” holds true, then surely I could be considered an expert on listening to music!
Nothing gives me greater pleasure than sharing music with others. Seeing friends and acquaintances light up in appreciation of a good song is all the gratification one could want. When I was working in the biz, nothing was better than being asked for a recommendation…and the joy of being able to deliver one. I can’t tell you how many times someone would walk up to me and say “I’m looking for something new…something good. Can you suggest something I’ll like?” Music to my ears!
Music is the soundtrack of our lives. But it goes much deeper than that. If you look closer and listen a little harder, you’ll catch it.
I believe songwriters and musicians have been given a gift from God.
I believe their music comes from a place inspired by God.
Don’t worry, I’m not gonna get all “holy-roll-y” with you 🙂
I’m not gonna preach.
I’m just looking forward to sharing and exchanging thoughts on the deeper meaning of music with you.
Will you join me?