This was never what I wanted to post as my first blog on this new site. A few weeks back, my Mom passed away. It was sudden. It was unexpected. It was devastating. Music has played a constant soundtrack to my life. Throughout this experience 2 songs were integral to the moments. Both were from the album “Peaceful the world lays me down” by the band “Noah and the Whale”. Given the album title, one would assume it is an album about death when in reality it is about relationships. Sometimes the death of a relationship can be like the death of a life. Together, “Hold my hand as I am lowered” and “Give a little love” was the musical catharsis for my sadness. “Hold my hand…” was omnipresent throughout, and “give a little love” played the biggest role afterwards. The perfectness of the song for the situation was surprising. It is at these times that it makes me realize how important a life soundtrack is. The albums and songs that enhance the moment, stand as a reminder, or in this case help you cope. In the movie “high fidelity” he sorts his albums not alphabetically, or categorically, but autobiographically. Perhaps, iTunes needs to add a new sorting column. What would your collection look like if it was sorted autobiographically? What would the standout albums and tracks be? Sometimes we love a piece, and expect others to love it as well. But it may just be the mood, or the experience in which we fell for it that makes it for us. Noah and the whale soundtracked this moment. What are the songs that have soundtracked your life?
Well if you are (what you love)
And you do (what you love)
I will always be the sun and moon to you
And if you share (with your heart)
Yeah, you give (with your heart)
What you share with the world is what it keeps of you