"Music means a lot to me. Like love, I make it when I can." - Tesla "Call it What You Want"
Music is so much to so many. It’s not just a way to kill a few minutes getting from point A to point B; It’s not just something to kill dead, awkward silences sitting in a car with someone. It is a voice and an escape. Sometimes, it can be the words you are searching for when you can’t find them on your own. Often times in daily conversation, I find myself quoting a song or a movie to express myself because they are right there and easier for me to use. The right words just pop in my head instantaneously.
Whether you are in a band or just use someone else's music, it can inspire you and take you away. It can make you forget your problems or just help you deal. The music can take you on a journey; all you have to do is let it. Sometimes, I just queue up some songs, lay back on the bed and close my eyes. It doesn't even have to be a soothing, calming sound. Whatever I choose, I just let it rush over me and take control of my body as I lay in an almost trance-like state, tapping my feet to the rhythm. At the end the record, I feel refreshed, like waking up from a deep sleep, almost like meditation.
Music can take you anywhere you want it to. It can transport you to a memory in your mind. You can put on a song and be brought back in time once you hear it. Or, if it’s something from your childhood, you can remember the joys of a simpler time. It can express joy or sadness. Music is powerful. It can be everything you need it to be.
Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his recently completed "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
From Melanie - If you havent seen Empire Records I highly recommend it! The title for this piece comes from my feelings on Bill And Ted Face the music - I personally feel music is what we all need right now. Links below for Empire Records on DVD - Bill and Ted Face The Music - and Amazon Music.