Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I had it...but I forgot

I was traveling home last night, piloting the camaro along the dark roads when...It hit me.

The meaning of music.

I was just writing out a set list for a show this Friday, and I remembered my insight. I ran to tell my mom.

"Mom! Mom! I figured out what the meaning of music is!"

And then I forgot what it was. Drat. Man, I hate it when that happens. But here's what I foggily recall.

Perhaps it's less of a communication, and more of a physical embodiment of an ethereal idea. The notes, chords, melody and harmony (or lack of it, in some of my favorite music), is a small bit of what's really behind it. The wind ruffles the water, and we observe ruffles, but we do not observe the wind directly. Perhaps it's the same with music.

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