6.24.2013

Harmonious

If you think about it,
sharing music with someone else
really means a lot.
Whether we're willingly able to admit it or not,
we seek outside advice
about how to best live our lives.
Music is a convenient,
entertaining, communication medium
that allows us to hear the rhythm
other people live their lives to.
As a result we're allowed to reflect,
& consequently edit,
our own flow.
We listen to music the most when we're together
& when we're alone.
We listen to music when we're allowed
to freely sing as shitty as we please,
when we're allowed to dance
as embarrassingly as we deem fit.
We listen to music so we don't have to pretend.
Our favorite tune is our favorite
because it helps us relate,
helps us feel real & genuine.
When somebody else shares their music with you
they're voluntarily and vulnerably revealing
a piece of their personality.
To me, that's the embodiment of friendship.

30 comments:

  1. Nicely summoned warmth in this piece, Alex - I'll be back to se what else you're doing... regards

    Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  2. nice...i agree...sharing music with another...music has that power to touch places....and singing as shitty as we want, that made me smile...and yes that is a bit of friendship....

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  3. Alex, I agree with you To share music with someone is definitely sharing some kind of intimacy, letting another person know what means something to you. I don't share music with a casual acquaintance, but I love to share music with a friend. It bonds a friendship, I think, in a unique sort of way.

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    1. If I do share music with a casual acquaintance or a stranger it's because our conversation began because of music. It really does unite us all. Thanks for your comment, Mary.

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  4. Music is so therapeutic for me, too. I'm the one who would sit dreamily in front of the stereo and play songs over and over again.

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    1. I'm the same way. Once my headphones go on, I'm in a different world. Thanks for stopping by, Laurie.

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  5. That is sweet when we share music with each other ~ I believe in the connection and harmony of music ~ Have a good day Alex ~

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  6. I've never thought about how much I love to share the music that moves me... you've hit on something very real here

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    1. Glad I could help you come to that realization!

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  7. Music is core, essential, and inordinately important to me. I want to share what is current. Each era makes certain music its own, defines itself with it, grows old remembering it - the era from 14 to 28 is what people always hum, remember, dance to, dream on. The musical staves build our soulful, emotional home.

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  8. Yes, music can be freeing and it can be bonding too. This made me think of the musicians themselves as well...opening their heart and pouring it out into a song for others to relate to or appreciate or shoot down or what have you...kinda like poets do...smiles. Nicely told A!

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    1. Musicians are just poets who can sing :)

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  9. I tend to listen to the radio on my half hour drive to and from work each day, usually singing at the top of my lungs. Anyone going by me would probably think I was "losing" it! You are quite right, to share our musical choices, our favorite songs, can be very personal and intimate. Well captured, Alex.

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    1. I've been known to lose my voice on long car rides :) Thanks for the comment, Ginny.

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  10. Yes, so true! Finding someone who shares your taste in music is like finding a soul mate.

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  11. music is truly a bond to bring people closer together... nice

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  12. Man, you are spot on here!
    I can map out my life, loves and all else
    via the music that backtracked the motion.
    and I bet those I shared these moments with
    feel the same too: because I made them listen to
    the good stuff.

    nice one bro.

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  13. Yes, sharing music is sharing emotion without words...poetry without words...lovely write, Alex :) ~jackie~

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  14. Music is really powerful because the beat and the tune help the words to slip into our minds without our noticing. And our choices of what we listen to - and what we share with others - say a lot about who we are in particular moments of time.

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  15. You sing and dance to your music, this is great regardless of your skill level. I actually believe that when I listen to music, it makes my art (drawing) come alive. Music has great power to be harnessed. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I agree entirely, Ken. Thanks for reading.

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