I’m sure by now you all know of my love of music. I try and do what I call a select-a-set every Thursday as part of my expression of love for music. The idea is that there is some type of unifying theme for all three songs. Sometimes there is none and I just put three songs together that I just adore.
In this case because it’s the love month, the themes can range a bit. I don’t want to do the typical love songs bit because that would be too cliché. I’m sure some of those songs will find their way into the sets because well love songs are pretty prevalent for starters. For another, it is the love month, it does make sense, I just don’t want them to take over the joint.
So this week’s select-a-set has to literally deal with music. I suppose this grouping deals with my own personal theme. Back in the day when I was watching “Ally McBeal,” which I loved that show, there was a certain episode dealing with having a personal theme song. Ally was seeing a therapist to help her cope with whatever issues she had going on at the moment and needless to say her therapist of choice was well, different. Tracy Ullman was the guest star for the therapist role. Need I say more?
Anyway, it was a very funny episode and I loved it when Ullman suggested that Ally have a personal theme song to help her get through the day. By the end of the episode I was wondering…hmm what would my personal theme song be? It took a long time but I finally found the first song in this list:
First – The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Do You Believe in Magic?” This song is absolutely my theme song. I do believe in magic in more ways than one. I love the lines “Do you believe in magic of a young girl’s heart, how the music can free her whenever it starts “the magic is in the music and the music’s in me.” That’s me to a T, I think. It just really fits well. Shoot…all the lyrics fit me very well.
Second – The Doobie Brothers’ “Listen to the Music.” I love this song! Again, it’s a great homage to how music is a wonderful way to help with the various stresses of life, etc. Plus, it’s the Doobie Brothers ha! It’s just good music.
Third, but not least – Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away.” I can’t count the number of times I want to just “drift away” to the songs on the radio; simply get lost in the melody and drum beats. Life is so much better with music. I can’t imagine mine without it.