I can’t quite explain why, but last night I was full of energy. I felt absolutely no desire to go to bed but I knew my alarm was going to go off and I had an early start ahead. Today, where I should be drop dead tired, I am totally amped up.
I blame Gravity Radio.
Jerry sent me a box of CDs for review and I got them yesterday. Inside was a lot of exciting music (and a fair amount of clunker suspects) AND Robert Carl’s In C book. Now I have something to read when I’m done with my stack of comic books!
Anyhow, going through the box of treasures, my 4-year-old daughter yanked out the Naxos disc of Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony and had to listen to it right away because it had Superman on it (she reads comics, too). Then I found Gravity Radio and spun it next. Wow. I haven’t been able to stop listening to it since. Music hasn’t gotten under my skin this way in a while. As soon as the song Wait For Me came on, within seconds of the track starting, Daria (the 4-year-old comic book addict) proclaimed Wait For Me her favorite song. Watching my daughter dance around to Mikel Rouse did my heart good.
Music this good makes me evaluate what I do. Am I affecting people this way? Am I as expressive as I can be? Am I bringing every ounce of myself to my music? Is there soul? Is there craft? Will my music stand up to obsessive listenings? Am I in the right place to do the things I want to do (physical space, mental space, emotional space, pick a space)?
Look for a glowing review/rant about this disc soon. Right now I want to fly over the state of Michigan in a helicopter and drop copies of this disc upon the public. Too much? I could write up a grant proposal for this idea…