Music as transportation and time machine..

One car in the driveway, another car, four motorcycles, and seven bicycles in the garage and still my favorite means of transportation is music in the living room. I hope the rest of you enjoy traveling the world through music as much as I do. Small club, big hall, foreign and domestic, ancient and current etc. Safer than a motorcycle! Anybody happen to listen to Paul Simon's first solo album lately? I love "Armistice Day". The rest of it, too. One of my first (and still) favorite albums.

How many favorite albums is too many?
You are so right. I can be transported to any place with music.
I don't even need music for this kind of travel. But music can help do it, I agree.
Amen to that. Each song can take you somewhere. And yes Paul Simon's new album is very impressive, I definetly hear that connection to Graceland mentioned in some reviews. He really is a talented artist with a long and creative career. I'll bet each of his songs take him to some interesting places.

"Music" is my time machine and "The Age of Aquarius" was my favorite time. This extends roughly from the late 60's through the mid 70's; everybody "hung loose".

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation

That time passed in such a blur, that music and vague memories are all I have; but they were the most colorful memories of my life. Santana, Janis Joplin and many rock bands were hot at that time; and "The flavor of the month" was not in reference to ice cream.

That time is in such contrast to this time, that I frequently turn my music machine on and go through the looking glass back to that time.

Music is my sanctuary
Music is my blanket

Emotionless this city lies
Cruel it is, it clouds my eyes
The dull, the dark
Shades on my day
I live inside this play

Locked up inside my metal cage
Always tense and filled with rage
Above the concrete fields below
With you I wanna go, wanna go

Music is my sanctuary
Music is my blanket

I see only what I wanna see
I'll be only what I wanna be
My blanket covers me, yeah

Yeah (check it)
Now as a human I was party-poppin, breakin on the lino
Traded in my lino for a pad and a biro
Used to stand in line just so as I could sign my giro
But now my ends are meetin' in the best way that I know
Tk Tss Ksh and the beast that goes BOOM
See the music I consume to escape the doom and gloom
All the beats and melodies they keep realities at bay
But what happen when the record drummin' start to fade away

Alone within myself again
I try to veil away my pain
The dirty grey surrounding me 'round
And now I hear no sounds...

I feel like Melly Mel from way back in the days
As I wonder how I keep from going under
I got trouble on my mind like my name is Chuck D
And like Marvin Gaye it makes me wanna holler
But when the music hits me
I feel no pain
That's why I got to put you on again and again
I take the needle off the Technics
And put it in my vein
All my troubles get crushed
As the rush hits my brain
And away .. goes .. trouble.. down the drain

I see only what I wanna see
I'll be only who I wanna be
yeah-ah, yeah-ah
My blanket covers me

Music is my sanctuary
Music is my blanket

I see only what I wanna see
I'll be only who I wanna be
yeah-ah, yeah-ah
My blanket covers me

Music is my sanctuary
Music is my blanket

You are my living world
You are my living world
You are you are you are my
My only living world....
Oh and she has a Technics turntable....if you followed the lyrics.