You make a new friend. Make them a mix tape (or playlist, for the younger folks) that tells them who you are through song.
During my forties and fifties my music of choice was classical. No other song touches my heart like Pavorati singing Nessen Dorma. Not the lyrics so much as the music itself.
Yester day I posted Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue that would figure prominently in my mix also.
For a complete change of pace I would add The Beatles to my mix; Rocky Raccoon.
When I hear Penny Lane by the Beatles there are so many images of my childhood that rush through my mind it is hard to capture just one.
Neil Diamond’s Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show is a song that draws a such a complete picture. I like if for no other reason than I’ve never been to t tent revival meeting and will never, but this song takes me there. Nevertheless there is something about the song that moves me.
I always liked boats and the sea. There would have to be two songs in the mix; Bobby Darin’s Somewhere Beyond the Sea and The Beach Boys Sloop John B.
And finally a mix of songs that I meditate upon. They are filled with joy, hope, love,and promise.