It evokes something in you that nothing else will. There are some songs that are attached to memories you can not shake nor do you want to. For as many people who have sung the Midnight Train to Georgia, my favorite will always be Gladys Knight and the Pips.
I love the story of loyalty, a woman sticking it out with her man, through ups and downs. Going where he goes. I don’t think I would do that but I love the story. Knight’s voice sounds authentic in the storytelling.
As I have grown older this music has built memory on top of memory. Even though I never saw him perform live, Frank Sinatra is a king in my book. There is something about his voice that sends me to another era. It wasn’t the one where he became a great performer, it was more like the one he created with his performances. He invited the audience to Come Fly With Me.
I chose LPs this week because they too are classic. My memory of LPs goes longer and farther than any other way of delivering music to people. I still own some.
Music is powerful and magical in that it can lift a mood or torture a soul. I was on the train the other day. A young girl enjoying her music offered me her headphones. It was so good she wanted to share.
Make music do that for you. Make your music so good, you can’t keep it to yourself. Let it lighten your steps and rock your world.
What are two of the most popular songs to listen to when you hit the road?
Prince’s 1999 and Springsteen’s Born to Run were at the top of many lists of recommended songs to listen to while on a road trip. I remember when music came out on 8 Track Tapes. People had them in their cars and home. They had stacks of tapes. It was another way to listen to music.
Born to Run was released by Bruce Springsteeen in 1975 on Columbia Records. It sold more than six million copies.
1999 was released by Prince in 1982 on Warner Bros. It has sold over 4 million copies.
My favorite part of going to a Texas Rangers baseball game was the walk up music. Each player had a song that they chose to have playing when they walked up to bat. The right song could get the crowd going. It was fun.
After that experience I decided I needed a walk up song. But there are so many to choose from it is hard to pick.
But when I am on the road, I have many songs that I listen to. Music will make or break your mood. Choose very carefully the things you listen to when you are on the way to somewhere, especially if that somewhere is important.
This month is gonna be about the road music. I have looked through several list of what are the songs most people listen to on a roadtrip. Where the Streets Have No Name by U2 is at the top of the list. Joshua Tree is a good album, but Rattle and Hum is my favorite U2.
I drew a CD because that is a form music came in. We will look at different forms music came in, and this is the first one I will mention. I still have CDs and a CD player.
Make sure you watch the official video on YouTube. It captured a moment. And that is what music does. It captures a moment. Make good moments this month.
Paul thought he knew all there was to know about God, but on the road to Damascus what he learned changed his life. Paul was a very intelligent Jew who traveled in prestigious religious circles. He had permission to persecute people from this new religious sect, Christians.
While travelling on the road, a great light struck him blind and he heard the words of God speaking to him. I am sure it is terrifying coming close to something you know only to find out, you don’t know it at all.
He learned that God on the inside of your heart is better than head knowledge. He knew the more of himself that decreased, allowed God to increase and change the world.
Ever thought you were going somewhere, but it turned out that wasn’t it at all? Trust the process.