Ah ha! Here it is. I found this gem on Michael's blog Innocents and Accidents, Hints and Allegations. Another guy passed it on to him. I'm passing it on to you. Every body's tune pile grows. Check out the lyrics to this song... what a story!
And isn't that the nature of music? As you all know stories are huge for me. I love to read them, to live them and to give them wings through words to pass them on. Every tiny mundane thing is a story waiting to be set free.
It's no wonder at all that I love music just as much. Music, even instrumentals are stories. Ever listened to the musical version of Peter and the Wolf? I love Pictures at an Exhibition. You know these songs, even if you don't know that you knew any of them... I guarantee you do.
Music and stories have been shared the same way forever... by word of mouth... around the camp fire, around the family table, at worship and festival. These stories are contagious and so delight us that we continually pass them on and never really stop to think about that action and how the piles of tunes here and there grow. Well I didn't anyway. Not much. Not until 3:48 AM on a Tuesday morning when I happened on Michael's post.
I'm not sure there is a response to this posting of mine. Just me and my brain out for a little walk in the early hours of pre-light. It seems to be the time of day that my mind works best. I don't know if its the calm of a still house, the quiet of computers, video machines, washing machines, microwaves...etc. in abstention or what. But this time of night/day is perfect for thinking and for stories, musical or otherwise. I am off to listen to more of these marvelous stories as I get ready for my day. I hope you enjoy these two different, but wonderful tales. My favorite ELP song...