We've been sorting through our music, trying to get it all condensed down to a travel version of our favorite stuff. We still have records, and the turntable required to play them, but of course those can't go along for the ride. We'll hope they survive a year in storage, while we listen to CD versions of old favorites and new things too. We seem to have something of a theme song for the moment - Van Morrison's "Bright Side Of The Road", from the "Into The Music" album. We have it on vinyl, but also bought it on CD. We need it. It keeps us encouraged when we start to feel overwhelmed by the amount of work and pressure we've willingly signed up for.
Last night we started taking all the inserts out of all the CD cases, and stuffing them into little pockets in a big CD binder. What a great way to save space, and as it turns out, it's also easier to flip through and see what we have. We're grouping them into genres like Girl Singers, World Music, Cool Old Black Guys, Christmas, Old Rock, Classical... you get the idea.
A big favorite of mine right now is anything that might qualify as Gypsy Music, particularly violins. I've decided to sell my violin, which makes me sad, and also makes complete sense. I've had it for a year, and I'm not making any progress at all. I listen to a lot of musician interviews on the radio, and I'm realizing that I'm not actually a musician. That's OK. It was a dream that needed nurturing, and I'm glad I gave it a shot. Now I can free up some space, physically and psychically, take one more thing off my To Do list, and concentrate on finding wonderful violin music to listen to. No regrets. Anybody wanna buy a violin? It comes with this book, and lots of others...
And now for this week's Bead Give-Away!
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This week's question:
What music are you listening to these days?
Saturday, May 16
The WINNER of this bead is...
Mary, please contact me by email so I can send you your prize!
Thanks everyone. You gave me some good musical suggestions!
See you back here Monday for the next Give-Away!