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Day 9 – Bye, Bye Miss American Pie…

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Today I am bored and am listening to music on 8tracks that I have not listened to in many years; Nick Drake, Crosby Stills & Nash, Cat Stevens, James Taylor and more. I love music. I love the emotions and memories that music invokes. I love that music can pump you up, or calm you down. That it can help you to embrace your emotions and help define them at times when words seem to fail.

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I think it is amazing what music can do. I can close my eyes and be transported to other places. I can find strength when I am exhausted. I can find solace when my heart is breaking. I can find answers through the lyrics and inner peace through the instruments. Music can also fill me with anxiety, raw emotion and anger – which is why I do not listen to heavy metal or screamo, and generally avoid rap. Angry music = angry emotions. Calming music = peaceful feelings.

I guess what I’m saying is I am thankful for music and it’s great variety.

Oh… Don McLean – American Pie… so glad the music will never die, as long as I can keep it in my heart & head it can’t šŸ™‚

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7 thoughts on “Day 9 – Bye, Bye Miss American Pie…

  1. Ahh, 8 tracks…. good music. I appreciate your sentiment and your taste in music. šŸ™‚

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  2. I love this song, but Garth Brooks does a much better version of it.

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    • I have never heard Garth’s cover of this song… but I tend to like his music so I will have to look it up. šŸ™‚

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      • If I can find it for you, I will send the video along or post it on my blog. The first time I saw him perform it was 1997 and I just fell in love with his take on it. It’s got an edgier tone to it, so the original has actually become too slow for me. He tends to do it at pretty much every concert he does because it’s such a fan favorite. After all these years, he still sounds the same. I can’t say that about a lot of performers.

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        • cool, I’d love that šŸ™‚ And yes I hear you on that so many artists out there kind of lose it. Also many of them do not compare live to their recorded output. But I have heard he sounds pretty much the same live as recorded. The best concert I’ve ever been to was James Taylor. I would dare to say he is better live than recorded.

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