I need a female vocal, a piano, most probably in the background, and I want jazz. I want something that I have not heard before, and most probably from someone who has passed.
Amy Winehouse comes to life, Stronger than Me. Just what the doctor ordered for breakfast, something that was entirely new for my neural receptors to wake the spirit and body without sending it to extremes.
Morning music, yes, that goodmorning that we used to live when we were kids, yet now that most of us have grown up, have totally forgotten about.
Not this morning. I have my freddo-cappuccino here ready, my Reference 3A’s and I have 10minutes to get ready. That’s more than enough time to get what in life is most needed. No, I am not talking about sex, but about music. I knew you would be thinking that!
Buena Vista Social Club next, who cares if its Youtube. I am lucky enough to hear much better now that I am connected with the software that has made my life so much better. Everything is now listenable.
Sincerely, that simple.
That intro, oh that intro to the album which we all know about, which we feel deep into our bones once we have heard it a few times. It sinks into our white blood cells, like an illness we can’t get rid of. Addictive and sincerely the biggest pain to live with, knowing I am not in Cuba living a life of dance and exotic cigars, but living in a city with millions of people who don’t even want to listen to music in the morning.
Too many problems they say, too many things to do.
Which I can respect, but sometimes, just sometimes we have to break that routine and simply put on music when we wake up. I have forgotten was it was like to breathe deeply in the morning while closing my eyes and wiggle my body to the rhythm.
How does that affect our day, we all know it does but we don’t do it enough, it’s a dream which comes to be a reality as I know in ten minutes I will be in traffic and my mind will be totally somewhere else, or today will it be different now that I have my music in my veins?
My body’s receptors will have already set into place from the morning music, and instead of asking or waiting for toxins, smoke, nicotine, sugar, etc to come in, they ask for fruit and a brisk walk, a few vitamins maybe, and a sweet kiss. This is life at its best start.
In the morning, when we wake up, it is a fact, proven by science and not powered by my imagination, is when our ears are the most attentive, and better equipped for listening and distinguishing music. So if that is not a reason to listen to some music before we leave for work or do whatever we do during the rest of the day, then WHAT IS?
Within a few minutes, I have played two songs, and that is all I need. My internal clock is much more awake, my mind surely is affective in nothing but a positive way and I am surely making everyone’s life around me, better. There are a myriad of ways for me to describe this, but I am sure you can think of your life and know how it can be better.
Have a great day.
June & July: Tony’s resident system setup with Icon Audio, Reference 3A Speakers, Pro-Ject turntables, TelluriumQ Silver cables, MusiChi software