“Don’t underestimate the things that I will do
There’s a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch and it’s bring me out the dark”
As some of you know, I volunteer at my local library once a week (go me!). A couple of weeks ago I switched to Mondays 4-7 pm as the new “checker inner”. I still work the desk if needed and even do a bit of shelving (hot damn!). In my new position, I get absolute first dibbs on returned books, movies and music first so-o-o if there’s anything that catches my eye, it gets put on my card baby. (too bad suckers!). Last Monday night Adele’s “21” went into my pile.
When you wake up in the morning and know that the world (your world) needs to change, what do you do? (what? that thought never occurs to you?!) When you decide to intentionally
fuck with mess with energy levels (you wanted to hang out with me today, get over it!) what do you do? Exactly! Go for the music. Me, I’ll reach for Metallica or Michael (Schenker), perhaps some old school Maiden, a little Robben (Ford), a smidge of SRV a bit of Beethoven or Buddy… sometimes some seasonal Vivaldi. Music is the go to, fix all remedy for pretty much everything.
Early last Tuesday morning – typical routine. Run, then back in the house for sweaty, weight laden exercise. Needed to be at work by 9 and it was after 8. Instinctive light bulb on. First up: Rolling in the Deep. If you know this song, you know it’s percussive and bass driven. Damn fine song. Lucky for me I have an old Marantz 2230 receiver. It’s got the ability to mix and match a shitload of attitude. So thanks to my magic Marantz, in seconds the very fabric of my world began to shimmer.
Music has the power to increase, shape and alter personal energy. Alter the energy and you increase the odds of opening the door to a different day.