Music Monday: 3 More Favorites September 19, 2011Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Mindfulness, Music & Dance.
Tags: Al Stewart, John Lennon, Mick Hucknall, Simply Red, Year of the Cat
In response to a recent WP Prompt which suggested writing A Top Ten List of Favorite Songs, I posted 10 Favorites. After reading Creating Reciprocity’s recent post about the amazing benefits of music, I decided to share 3 more:
Al Stewart, a Scottish singer-songwriter, paints poetic images with lyrics. In Year Of The Cat, he encourages us to accept what is being offered, here and now, without obsessing about the future and its inherent uncertainty.
Highlighted with romantic piano runs and soaring saxophone interludes, here’s Stewart sharing . . . a morning from a Bogart movie in a country where they turned back time:
When we take time to enjoy the journey . . . we’re so engrossed, we barely notice that the bus and the tourists are gone.
2. Simply Red ~ Holding Back The Years
Simply Red were a British soul band that sold more than 50 million albums over a 25-year career. Their style drew influences from blue-eyed soul, new romantic, rock, reggae and jazz.
Since their early days the main driving force behind the band was singer Mick Hucknall, who by the time the band broke up in 2010 was the only original member left.
Listen for the horn solo and keep holding on . . .
3. John Lennon ~ Watching the Wheels
Lennon, of course, needs no introduction. His song, Watching the Wheels, serves as a simple reminder that we must measure success in life using our internal barometer . . . without worrying about what other people say about the choices we make:
Aah . . . that’s better!