That's pretty heavy, man.
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It is part of my personal healthcare plan. Seriously, along with exercise and eating properly, listening is the one thing that has never let me down, and has always provided a new perspective to my mind interested, calm and at peace. And it doesn't matter the style either, from classical to jazz to punk to prog to shoegaze and back again. If it moves me, that's good.
i love music, but i think in today's culture that a truly great Movie, whether from the 30's or today, is incredibly powerful stuff. there's a thousand titles of pictures i can think of (maybe not offhand but, y'know) that have had caused me to think as deeply and as much as anything else.
Of course, when i PLAYED music with the band in high school and college,
i was almost in a trance-like state playing the good stuff (Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mozart, etc.) i could not get enough, and then of course the 60's music revolution and then my discovery of jazz was almost enough to make me seek a career in music, although i wasn't anywhere good enough. SO... I Had to go back and study my chemistry book instead....
There is something with music that I don't get with the visual arts. It transcends without distraction. No matter how many times I listen to a piece of music, I discover something new. It could be a small technical observation or feeling I get. Hmmm, it's kind of odd, but I have to thank my first violin teacher some 50 years ago for getting me on the music train. The appreciation just continues to grow every year.
As a lifelong music teacher who still plays the occasional club or cafe gig, music is huge in my life. I married another music teacher, my kids both play and most of my meaningful relationships arose from musical pursuits. Some of my students have become great friends whom I otherwise wouldn't have known.