Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I GOT THE FEVER...
I LOVE music! All kinds--from R&B to country to rock-n-roll to jazz. There is just something about music that makes me happy. Music plays a heavy role in many aspects of my life--exercising, stress relief, social dancing and I even incorporate music in my lesson plans. Quality music these days is "hard to come by." When I hear good, classic music I feel like I've taken on the view that my parents and their parents have expressed..."you just don't hear music like that anymore." It's true that there is a lot of musical crap being shoved in our ears. Commercialism has granted access to those who really have no musical talent, but a marketable look instead. Although this is the case, with each passing year, there is always someone who finds a way to innovate music and make it pleasurable to listen to.
Every now and then, it's good to reminisce about those classic tracks that make you say, "Good Lord! This is some good music..." I had the unexpected pleasure of saying this over the weekend. Brian McKnight..."Good Lord! This is some good music...now that's what you call SINGING!" Thanks to my friend Lori (who happens to be the world's biggest Brian McKnight fan--she calls him B-MAC for short), I was blessed with the soothing sounds of B-Mac the entire weekend. For both concerts in Atlantic City and Westbury, NY, B-Mac blessed the audience with some classics, holiday tunes, and my favorite--a sampling from his anticipated album. His two sons even performed that night (they were great--watch out world for them).
I'll be the first to admit it. I didn't understand Lori's obsession with Brian. I mean--I always thought he was a great singer, but I wasn't super enthusiastic about him. I heard many of his songs on the radio, but I never really heard him sing live. Additionally, Brian is 13 years my senior...so 10 years ago as a high schooler, I wasn't too impressed. Boy was I wrong!
Brian's melodic tunes have been in my head since Sunday. I can't stop humming his songs for some reason. Lori...I think I might be coming down with a fever--B-MAC FEVER!!
P.S. Anyone know when the next performance is...?