I was listening to Black Treacle, by Arctic Monkeys, and I realized something.
“I feel like the sundance kid behind a synthesizer”
I had absolutely no idea who this sundance kid was, but those 9 words still shot a spear through my heart, and a tear down my cheek.
Music is a universal language anyone and everyone can understand. And I now know what to say to people when they ask me why I want to be a musician, why I love music so much, or why I’m always listening to music. “Music has no purpose, you can’t save lives with it”. Well no one will ever be able to find a better way to communicate than through music: how do you think some songs make you happy – or sad – for no particular reason? Music can save the world, can conquer all! Communication is the basis of everything in our world, now more than ever; and if you look at most of our problems on this planet, they are partly because of miss-communication. As much as I believe in the power of words, and literature and poetry, I’m absolutely sure that music is stronger than all of that.
Anyway, that’s all, if you don’t mind I’ll just go back to eating my chocolate eclair now. xoxo