Saturday, July 4, 2009
Music & the imagination
Where have the beautiful songs gone?
Here are three songs better heard than watched. No distractions to take you away from the melody and the lyrics. Videos are to songs what films are to books; sometimes they engage and enlarge, more often they diminish the beauty and the power of imagination. Close your eyes and drift along to wherever the power of your imagination takes you with this music from three very different sounds (the first two very beautiful sounds, as well) from three heavy duty rock bands.
Boston: A Man I'll Never Be -- 1978
A song for dreamers (wanna cry?)
Led Zeppelin: All My Love -- 1978
The poet's song (wanna dance?)
Metallica: Nothing Else Matters -- 1991
A song of strength (wanna smile?)