Thankful for…Music

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Cantus does an encore celebrating Prince and David Bowie.

I have always loved songs–mostly lyrics (no surprise there). I grew up copying lyrics into notebooks and ended up writing poetry. I love listening to music, and I’m grateful to my husband, Randy, who is always expanding my extremely narrow musical horizons. Last weekend, we went to see a Twin Cities vocal group called Cantus perform covers of some contemporary songs (the take on “Thrift Shop” was amazing) and the entire Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds album, start to finish! Holy smoke. And then they finished up with a fabulous mashup of Purple Rain (we are Prince’s hometown) and Space Oddity, which was amazing. Though I mostly listen to podcasts and audiobooks while driving and working out, I am thankful to have incredible music available at the click of a station while I work, and thankful for a husband who is really passionate about music.

6 Responses

  1. Yes! My husband & I love music, too, though our tastes are slightly different (and we tolerate that). Music is a universal language that can convey emotion that language cannot.

    1. We have happy overlap, though mostly that is music he introduced me to that I truly love. But we each have lots of our own music that the other could surely live without:>) And that’s probably a good thing. The love of music itself–I can appreciate anyone’s taste in music if he/she really feels passionate about it (and doesn’t make me endlessly listen to it!).

  2. Thanks for sharing this post. I also wrote down lyrics as a teenager of Joni Mitchell’s and Jackson Browne’s songs and made paintings on the paper to match the images. That was a great way to learn how to love words and images. Happy to hear you did the same! They were my first poetry “teachers.”

    1. You did art, too? Wonderful! I never attempted that, but yes, first poetry teachers, for sure. :>)

  3. I really enjoy going to hear music I know nothing about sometimes. I love music, of course, and you know D. and I sang semi-professionally off and on through our lives and we have specific favorites and whatnot, but sometimes, as with things we love, we can get a little narrow with them. We all need friends like Randy who will drag us out there. And you guys are SO LUCKY to have the funky local musical scene there. A lot of people forgot Prince was from Minnesota!

    1. I am so jealous of you guys. I would love to have a good singing voice. Minneapolis has an amazing music scene–it was a strong draw in getting one of Randy’s sisters and her husband to move up here 20 years ago, in fact:>) I do not like orchestral or any wordless music, but Randy has expanded my narrow views at least a little bit:>)

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