If you have been following the Musical Note segment, you’ll know by now that I have a deep, abiding love for music, a kinship, really.
In fact, I believe that listening to, and really appreciating music is every much a musical talent as making the music. The previous statement will seem fatuous to most, but to those of you who really listen with a critical ear, who look for the games the composer does with melody, who studies the lyrics, and really works to understand, I think you will know what I mean.
Music has the ability to touch us in ways that written word, even video media cannot. It was as though music can get past the forebrain and into the seat of emotions and non-verbal understanding.
It really doesn’t matter how you listen to music, or why. It is time now to listen to a song.
One thing I’ll say about “The Sounds of Silence” is it was the first song I ever sat down and memorized. There are a lot of songs stuck in this old head of mine, but this one was the first that got there on purpose.
I give you Simon and Garfunkel and The Sounds of Silence.