Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Importance of Music
The Hubby and I are going to see Blue October in concert tonight for the first time ever. We've been wanting to do this for as long as we've known about this awesome band, but they were either not in town when we could afford it or we couldn't afford it when they were in town.
We couldn't afford it this time, either, but my brother-in-law gifted us a pair of tickets because he knows how important this band is to us, and specifically, the genius behind the lyrics, Justin Furstenfeld.
It's rare to have someone in celebrity status connect with you so completely, knowing he's dealing with many of the very same things you are, day in and day out, and then to have that person express it in a way so perfectly yet you could have never strung those words together on your own...
To give you all an idea of just how much impact these songs have had on our lives, because of our continuing battle over the years, together, with my husband's bipolar, consider the following exchange we had between us yesterday:
Hubby: Do you think I'll make it through the whole concert without crying?
Me: I don't even think I'll make it through one song without crying, so. NO.
Hubby: *laughs in a way that is somehow both sad and comforting* What are the top three songs you hope they'll play?
I listed my top two and left the third choice as "everything else, I can't decide." I really do love ALL of their songs. But between us, we both agreed on the following song as a top favorite:
If they close out the concert tonight with that song you can guarantee we will both be bawling our little eyes out.
Music is just as important to the human psyche as literature. What songs (or bands) have had a major impact on your life?