Every culture in the world has developed it’s own form of music. This is the one thing in all of humanity that just about all of us can relate to. Music taste varies from person to person and culture to culture.
One that that I enjoy is hearing music that crosses the cultural boundary. Music that was written in one nation, is sung and enjoyed by people in another nation.
Couple of things about this video I love – 1. The guy in the boat making his way to shore and then joining the band. 2. The lead singers hat. Where can I find a hat like that?
Sometimes a song comes along that sticks in my head. One such some is The Mummers’ Dance by Loreena McKennitt.
Music is the essence of what makes us human. Every civilization developed music in some shape, form or manner.
Lyrics start out:
When in the springtime of the year
When the trees are crowned with leaves
When the ash and oak, and the birch and yew
Are dressed in ribbons fair
Songs about nature hold a special place in my heart. I like metal, heavy metal and industrial metal, but songs like The Mummers Dance have a special meaning. Our modern lives have displaced humanity from where we belong, and that is with nature. We are not meant to live in cities or in neighborhoods crammed next to each other.
Another example of The Mummers Dance. This video sticks with me as it shows a lot of stuff I relate to – living close to nature, beautiful women, family, and living in peace.
When I first heard this song streaming on I heart radio I instantly fell in love with it. Disturbed, a rock and roll band known for heavy metal songs such as “bodies hit the floor” made a song that touches the soul
Disturbed should make more songs like this. Maybe an album like what Metallica did with their symphony and metal (S&M) album?
There is no doubt Disturbed is a great band. I just feel their earlier works seemed like they were trying too hard to make a product people might like, rather than art.
Over the past few decades music has moved from artist to performers. Todays groups and singers are performers designed to generate revenue, rather than making art. Music is art but. Art will be remembered long after money has lost its glitter.
At 46 years old I consider myself a little past middle age. That is unless I live to be at least 92 years old. So who knows, I might not even be at middle age yet.
Even at such a young age I look back and realize how much water has gone under the bridge. I wonder how I will feel when I am in my 60s or even 70s, that is if I live that long.
I often wonder how my mom and dad feel about how much things have changed in their lifetime? My dad did not get electricity and running water until he was somewhere around 6 years old. What is it like going from kerosene lamps and an outhouse to computers and the internet?
The past 19 years, from 1995 – 2014, humanity has made leaps and bounds with technology. We went from dial-up internet to smart phones in less than a generation. I look forward to what scientist will develop in the next 20 years.