What does heavy metal, ie. Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest (no, they’re not hard rock!) Michael Schenker, Scorpians, and the like, classical, ie. Beethoven, Chopin, Bach, Vivaldi, a modicum of Mozart and songs with heartbending lyrics sung by sultry songstressi have in common? Yes! You are correct! They are a vehicle of self expression. Of emotional catharsis. clarklike females are prone to this sort of thing:)
The metal music. The old folks of old would say it was “angry” music. How funny. For me, it always put a smile on my face, gave me energy, allowed just one more rep., guided that cue ball just where it needed to be. The classical music. Same. Who can resist not turning the volume up to 11 while listening to Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons?! No, don’t get me going on the Beethoven, my classical musicman crush. (sigh)
Back in the day it was Bonnie, Chrissie, Billie or Etta. In those younger days (feeling like I do), there would be times when I knew, it was time to wallow. Away in emotion, drinking it all in…until there was no more to swallow. Today?…
There was always the pick of the poison be it sad, angry, stupid crazy. I’d listen to all hours… until the emotion turned hazy.
Back in the day, no computers, no youtube, no single song – any song, available in a single key stroke. Just my collection, vinyl and cd, from which to choose….damn! I wasn’t even close back then to the kind of emotional indulgence today’s technology provides. LOL
Weird Sunday post. Don’t know why, don’t really care. Call it an indulgence of another kind. A stepping stone across a very wide stream. Sometimes you just need to wander a little, hide out, find your way back to middle C.