Wednesday, March 15, 2017
#SOL17 15/31 Little Musical Slices
Music has always occupied an important spot in my life. It suffuses my day. During my commute, while I cook, when I bike around the city. The timeline of my life is marked by personal, musical milestones. Hearing my parents harmonize at home (Down By the Old Mill Stream, and other golden oldies). Having my first favorite am radio pop song ("Close to You" by The Carpenters). Discovering the 60's as a teenager in the 70's ("Stuck Inside of Memphis With the Memphis Blues Again"). Having my mind sonically blown on a front porch in Baltimore while at college (Talking Heads Remain in Light).
The soundtrack is an endless string of slices of life. After this week I'm on the downward slope of my 50's, but I don't feel it. I think a big reason is that I keep expanding that soundtrack. It grows richer, and more eclectic. And when it's done, it's going to be a doozy of a boxed set.