Many times we are divided by our cultures but music seems to break through those barriers. Music is universal!
Is there anyone who doesn’t like music?
In 2008 there was a musical project created which produced one of my all time favourite songs and video called “Stand By Me”, “Playing For Change; A Song Around The World”. This video is such a gift and each time I listen to the music and watch the video I am inspired. The lyrics of this song along with the scenes in the video are just amazing and I hope everyone can view it at least once and appreciate the message that it brings.
Oh how I love the old tunes of Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and many other musical artists of old.
American Bandstand was “the show to watch” when I was a teenager, rushing home from school. The minute I was inside my house, the television was on with the music playing, the dance steps carefully and methodically followed to perfection.
As children, my siblings and I were always so excited to have two uncles who played the bagpipes and were involved in each parade we would go to see. How proud we were of them and love their sound to this very day. To some this would not be considered music but to me it is a wonderful sound.
Music soothes us when we are ill, it helps calm a child to help them sleep, it gives us peace when we want to rest, but can give us energy to walk miles.
I can’t imagine my life without music!
Video; www.youtube.com/watch (stand by me/ playing for change)