Dig on Some Music
makes the world go round. Music makes you learn better, it makes
you happy, it makes you see the world from a different angle,
and it makes you healthier. Researchers say that just whistling
your favorite songs on a regular basis can lower your blood
pressure. So go out and dig on some music people. Get out there
and see a live concert. Download some new shit from iTunes.
Go to your favorite local record shop and search for some gems.
Help the economy and help yourself. With all the crap we deal
with during our lifespan, make damn sure you find something
that makes you happy and do it until it hurts. Regardless if
you are into Bach or Lennon, Bluegrass or Prog-Rock, Motorhead
or Hank Williams you need to escape from your everyday reality
and sit down and listen to some of your favorite tunes. There
are a countless wealth of older gems out there waiting to be
appreciated like Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde,
Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, Ry Cooder’s
Paradise and Lunch, Handel’s “Water Music”,
Black Sabbath’s Paranoid and The Byrds’
Sweetheart of the Rodeo (to name just a few of my favorites).
Everyday youngsters, oldsters, and hipsters are making new,
inspired music for people to consume. The Black Keys Attack
and Release, Levon Helm’s Dirt Farmer, The
Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely, Mudcrutch’s
Mudcrutch, Jakob Dylan’s Seeing Things,
and Alison Krauss & Robert Plant’s Raising Sand
represent some of the best music I have heard over the last
few months. Do yourself a favor and go listen to, make, buy,
or see some music and maybe one day you will look as happy and
healthy as Del McCoury when you are his age.