Yesterday I went riding with a friend and as we spent the afternoon enjoying the sights in the country we listened to some good music. Although, his range of music includes several new artists including a few Crappers, we share a love of 70's rock.
I love good music. I am not sure if music has the same affect on everyone else as it has on me so let me elaborate. I honestly get tears in my eyes when I watch an artist that honestly knows how to make music with an instrument. Be it a guitar, a piano, a banjo, a saxophone, or a kazoo, I really can care less as long as they know, "How to make it cry or sing." I am ashamed to admit that more than once watching Idol, or listening to the US Marine Marching Band, or a local High School Band, I have to take my glasses off and wipe my eyes. I say ashamed because I am supposed to be a heartless man. If I had any friends you could ask them.
The same is true about an awesome voice. If I hear an awesome voice, it brings tears to my eyes. Whitney Houston had that ability on me, especially with the Star Spangled Banner. I can't listen to anyone sing that song without tearing up, but more especially with Whitney.
I am not sure if there is a scientific explanation for it but music just seems to touch souls differently than any other form of communication I am aware of personally.
I sat here today and was listening to Freddie Mercury of Queen on Palladia and I put my computer down and really watched this guy as he entertained a group of Canadians. I looked over and asked Janit if she thought any of those guys knew just how lucky they were to be able to see this guy in person. According to Wikipedia Freddie Mercury's voice ranged 4 octaves. Does anyone that is reading this understand how truly awesome that is?
If you had to lose one of your senses, what would choose? I am not sure I could make that decision. I can only say that my sense of hearing is something that brings me more pleasure than I ever realized. Hearing a friend riding down the road singing old songs that I myself love made me think about the profound affects music has on us all. Although, I have to think he is a little tone deaf because he claims to like Crap music.