Corny title, I know.
I love music. I am moved by music. It makes me smile. It makes me dance. It lets me cry.
I've always loved it. As early as I can remember I've had a radio. When transistor radios came out I had to have one. When I was a young teen I had this boxy ugly radio that I listened to every single night as I went to sleep. And every night my Dad would come downstairs and turn it off after I fell asleep.
I used to spend my precious babysitting dollars ($.50 an hour) on new 45's. My sister Carol still has some of them in a shoe box on a shelf in her study. I had a record player that always seemed to have some amount of coinage taped on the arm because I never seemed to remember to buy a new needle, or couldn't find a new one when I wanted it.
I bought albums.....I still have many of them. One of the most played albums I ever had was Tapestry by Carol King. Just a couple of weeks ago Lynn took me to see Carol King along with James Taylor at Key Arena in Seattle. The seats were unbelievably uncomfortable. I think they designed them with jockey's in mind. It made me feel better every time a person of "average" size would squeeze into one near me and complain.
The concert was amazing. So many memories. They were both such graceful, gracious performers. Lynn has always had an incredible music memory. He can tell you who played in what band whenever. He was talking about some of the people playing with Carol and James and he mentioned the drummer. Since I had my handy dandy iPod Touch with me, I googled the guy. Yep, he had played with several bands we had seen in the past. It was kind of fun doing this search so I googled some other artists. For some unknown reason, I plugged in Nicolette Larson. Turns out she was married to the drummer on the stage. Okay, that was weird.
In our 40 years of coupleness we have seen many, many concerts. Sharing a love of music has been a strong bond for us.
Which brings me to this post. I have always loved Mary Chapin Carpenter. We have seen her many times in concert and I have bought everything she has recorded. Then she kind of disappeared about a year or so ago. Turns out she had a pulmonary embolism. She is recovered now and just released a new CD. To iTunes I went and downloaded it. It is GREAT!!!! While I was listening to it, I cruised through some other names in music that I really like. Up popped Chris Young. He is amazing. He won Nashville Star a couple of years ago. And he had a 3 track CD available, which I immediately downloaded. And I have been listening to two of them over and over and over...and falling in love with his voice, again.