Music doth gladden the soul

Easing into a relaxing evening, I started reconnecting to music which had made me feel happy and alive. I do have quite an eclectic range in music genres. However, music which really appeal to my being will always be rock, blues rock, blues jazz and some industrial rock. 

One particular experience which brought out intense feeling of joy was experiencing Trombone Shorty live. That was pure hormonal music. Simply energetic and sexy. I was captivated and connected with the music. Categorically ‘pheromonal’ music.

Up in the ranks of my playlist are good old eighties rock such as INXS, Bryan Adams, Def Leppard, Tracy Chapman and even Scorpions. My interest in stronger rock music such as Metallica, NIN, Megadeth have waned greatly over the years due to ‘possibly’ increased spiritual interest. 

Retro and electro are both lifting and socially engaging or what I coined as happy music. Even a lyrically sad song may sound happy, like ‘What is Love’ by Haddaway. The retro era screams physical expression. Videos are mostly about body expression and some ooze sexuality. A personal favourite with all elements of body expression, inspiration and sexuality is ‘What a feeling’ by Irene Cara for Flashdance. (oh yes, I do have the movie too.) 

What do we like about the music we listen to? How do they make us feel? Do we embrace the feeling as part of us? Why do certain music appeal to us? 

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