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Soul Food

DSC_2398You are the music while the music lasts. T. S. Eliot


How many songs do you have on your Ipod right now? I have about 9193 songs and it’s still growing.

My taste of music varies from Barry Manilow, Bobby Brown, Paul Van Dyk, Boyz II Men, Garth Brooks, John Denver, Cosmic Gate, Ministry of Sound, Celine Dion, Enya, Jennifer Lopez, Above & Beyond, Il Divo, Pitbull, and I am a massive fan of Westlife!

We all like different kinds of music. Some people only listen to just one genre, while others have a few different types in their collection. Then there are people like me. One minute they could be listening to Classical, then switch to RnB then back to Godskitchen and end it with Yanni. When people browse through my Ipod it leaves them confused and shocked. They happily hand it back to me with a smile. “WOW that’s different”. Is the most common comment I receive.

I agree when people say music is food for your soul. I have music for my every mood. I dance to the beat of Gloria. Unwind to the sound of John Tesh. Walk down memory lane with Eternal Flame. Uplift myself with My Way and fall asleep with chillout Ibiza. My mood can easily change depending on what  music I listen to. Music can either brighten or darken my days.

But I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say that music is not just about the sounds, the beats, the lyrics or how it’s played or even the singer. Most of the time music is a message of hope, love, loss and sometimes even secret messages hidden by the writer. Some music is someone’s experiences written in song. Music can lift up your spirit or bring it down. Music can be heard everywhere and mostly it depends on the listener. We all have different taste in music. You may not like mine and I may not like yours. I’m not into rock ‘n’ roll or jazz but I love music from your grandmother’s era. I can be old fashioned if I want to, but I’m always in tune with the current top 40 hits.

Music does not have an expiration date. Music never dies. Everything new will eventually become old. I still own CDs I bought back in my high school days and every time I listen to them I still find the same enjoyment as the first time I heard them. I treasure my collections and I admit I bought music that I thought was good but were actually not. Majority of everything I listen to I am emotionally attach to. I love music. My life may not be written in musical notes nor can’t it be found in the charts but my life is music and I alone make the lyrics. Those who listen can choose to play it back again and again.

When no one is around. I grab my Ipod and music becomes my closest friend. The lyrics speak to me. The beat changes my current state of mind. I dance and sing along with it. With music I can let my mind wander near and far and I can be who I want to be. Music is my self-help book with beats an added extra.       

You bought music for a reason. You listen with a purpose. You attend concerts for the love of music not just for the artists. You have a song that resonates with you. Music bring us those memories. Music gives us inspiration. Music makes us laugh or cry. Music makes us feel good or bad. Music is like a drug that has side effects. It can influence our behaviour (that’s debatable but I’m not about to start that one). But while music can do all of the above, in the end it all depends on one thing only. That is the listener. The beat goes on but it’s up to the listener to make something out of it.

We all love music, no doubt about it. We choose what music is best for us. Tunes that harmonize with our personality. Beats we can dance to. Songs worth singing. Music to call our’s until the very end. We die but our music plays on. 

So that’s what I listen to. What about you?

Thank you for listening!


About Milan of Sydney

Just another blogger having a crack at this and see where it leads me..... I believe if you're good at something never be afraid to express it regardless of what people may say or think of you. Achieving what we want in life comes with a price and sacrifices doesn't come easily! When I write I feel someone listens and hears me. A conversation with myself, where thoughts, feelings and ideas and opinions are express. My inspirations are the people crosses path with, places I’ve been, writings I’ve read and most importantly from my own life experiences, obstacles and ups and down. So follow my blog, leave comments or suggestions because life is a lesson not just a journey. Thank you. Milan of Sydney


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