Music Is My Medication

15 Jan


So everyday I get these little meditation ‘o the day emails and, quite frankly, I usually don’t pay attention to them.  But this morning I figured, “Why not?”

“There are days when you don’t have a song in your heart.  Sing anyway.”

~Emory Austin

I grew up in an extremely musical family so I was always surrounded by musicians and singers.  Music had the ability to say what I couldn’t.  And I’m still that way.  My kid got the music gene as well and she’s WAY more of a music junkie than I am.  She was making her own playlists by the time she was 7 years old.  And to say that her taste in music is eclectic would be a gross understatement.  She listens to everything from jazz to dubstep and everything in between.  She actually has playlists made especially for fast bike riding.  A lot of Pitbull and Awolnation.

About a month ago she had the gaul and audacity to say I was too old to be blasting electronic dance music.  Specifically Skrillex.  I told her that a person is NEVER….you hear me?  EVER too old to listen to whatever type of music makes them happy.  The louder the better.  Her response: “Right on, man.”

I don’t want her thinking that “old people” have to sacrifice good music for sedation and melancholy.  Because that’s never gonna happen around here. So when the kid and I start bumping heads, I take comfort in knowing that our strongest common thread is our music.  She may appear to be ashamed but there’s always that smirk that assures me I’m more than welcome to blare “Recess” every. Single. Morning.


One Response to “Music Is My Medication”

  1. gzmusicschool January 15, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

    Hi mate! I practice music therapy in India! Would love to get in touch to learn with you! Mail me @


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