Friday, October 21, 2011

Talk, talk, talk, talk.....MUSIC!

I listen to a lot of talk radio.  It goes on at around 6 AM; it’s with me in the car on the way to work as well as through numerous errands.  I basically listen for traffic and weather during the week and then there’s the entertainment value during the weekends.  But sometimes I think there’s too much talk.  The VJs are bombarding you with political rants or sports chatter or some other drivel.  And then there are the social stations yakking it up about who is dating whom in Hollywood or who just got beat up or arrested.  This is followed closely by all those doctors who will take your call and help you solve all your most personal and life-altering problems in just 5 minutes.

Late yesterday realized I had not listened to my IPOD in ages so, during the morning commute, I hit the media button.  Suddenly I was surrounded by Trace Adkins, The Temptations, Lady Antebellum, Aerosmith, David Garrett, and Brooks & Dunn.  The commute magically changed.  It was no longer a traffic jam with cars vying for better positions but a dance…allemande left, grand right and left.  The highway became a black satin ribbon weaving its way past the college campus and along the river.  The storm clouds passing through took on a dramatic effect as the sun poked through.  Even the birds had a different attitude.

Music plays a big part in our lives.  It can alter our mood in a matter of seconds.  It can keep us in shape and get us through illness.  We fall in and out of love to its melody.  Its mathematical features can change our heart beat.  It’s the rhythm around our existence.  Don’t forget the music in your life!

Photos:  CB Radio at The Brook,
              Boundbrook, NJ

1 comment:

  1. A delightful post, Helene.

    I usually listen to talk radio as I go about my day -- political and local news. It does get depressing at times, I agree. Unfortunately, we don't get very good reception out here in the sticks. Hope you are having a great weekend.


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