05 December, 2011


"We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams"
- Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy


You know when something bad happens and you just sit there thinking about it? Feeling sad, angry, sick, anxious, pissed off? And stewing about it only makes you feel worse? I know this, but sometimes I can't help it, I can't stop myself. It's then I realise I need to distract myself, calm myself down and make myself feel better.

The only way I know how to do this is with music.

No matter how I'm feeling, music never fails to lift my soul. There is just something about it, the effect it has on me. I feel at my happiest when I am enjoying music. When I am at a gig, I love the way I feel it through my body, even if I'm not dancing. It feels like all my organs inside my body are moving to the music.

I guess that's why I blog about it so much, it makes me so happy and I guess I just struggle to find a way of showing my appreciation to the musicians who give me such happiness. The clapping, the cheering, the big hugs after the show...they just don't seem enough.

I sometimes wonder if they know exactly how happy they are making people. After an absolutely spectacular show I saw, I was so happy I was on the biggest high. I just couldn't wipe the smile off my face. I was so happy I wanted to cry. And I saw the musician and I just wanted to go over to them and shake them and yell 'thank you so so much you have no idea how happy you just made me!' Of course I didn't do that, that would be hysterical.

But that is why I try so hard to support the musicians I know or enjoy. To show them my gratitude for being them and doing what they do. For providing me with my most pure happiness, aside from puppies.

So to all the musicians out there, thank you.

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