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Music saves me again

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I was listening to some classic rock this early Saturday morning. And by early I mean right after midnight. And when I say some I mean a good 2 hours worth. So I had to put the headphones on because the volume was needed. It has raised my spirits so much listening and watching some old favorites on YouTube. I stumbled across a few concerts I actually attended back in the ’70s and 80s. Made the hair on my neck stand up remembering sleeping out overnight for tickets to some popular shows.

Drum set in window of Bill’s Music in Catonsville. Photo by Mike Hartley

Music is something that I would enjoy commuting back and forth to work. Being I haven’t been doing that for a number of weeks I’ve gotten away from something that used to pick up my spirits greatly. But no more. Going to make it a part of every day to counter the realities of current life. Balance out the heartache with a few smiles, some vocals, and air drums and guitar. I hope I never feel too old to enjoy music and dance a bit.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Strange listening to thunder for the first time in a while.
  • A stressful weekend for a number of reasons. Hopefully, the coming week will be better.
  • I’ve managed to lose those few pounds I put on at the beginning of this quarantine.
  • The more I see the stress of current events building in people, the less I’m encouraged about our future.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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