Thursday, October 20, 2011

Guest Blogger!

I have been honored again by being asked to be a guest blogger.  I have to admit, contributing to a series called, The Beauty of Difference, was a little daunting.  Especially after reading other contributions.  But with the encouragement of the fantabulous Janine Ripper, I dug in and came out with a pretty decent piece, if I do say so myself!   Check it out at Janine's amazing blog, Reflections from a Redhead.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Three Strange Days

Welcome to another addition of Music Mayhem.   Around 1991ish, if I were a guessing gal, and I am, I went to Kent State University to see a band called School of Fish.  At the time they had a pretty popular college radio hit called Three Strange Days.  I always liked the song, might have had their cassette tape at one time or another, but haven't thought about them in many many years.   But as it so often happens, their song just popped into my head.  I wonder, when this happens is it because there is something in that song that relates to something I'm going through?   Is it just a memory?  Does it mean anything other than remembering a song I liked 20 years ago?

Hearing it again, I realize I still like it.  And maybe it does relate to my life somehow, right now, even abstractly.  

My mind was a blur
I did not know what to do
And I think I lost myself
When I lost my motivation

My mind is often a blur, about so many things.   My motivation goes out the door at the drop of a hat.  I could so easily go within myself and not come out.  But then, a song pops into my head and I have to find it, hear it.  And that leads to more and more and more.  I've said before that music (punk rock in particular) saved me.  And it continues to save me, every single day.