Monday, November 11, 2013

Day 12: Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

What gets you through a day?  Well, often it is the tiny waves coming through your radio, headphones, computer, or other devices.  I feel that music is one of the most important pieces of a full life.

Music means something different to every individual.  I have a very diversified collection of music on my iPhone personally, as well as my Pandora stations, and all define me, my mood, or my day in a different way.  To list a few artists/groups on my list include Buck Owens, Chris LeDoux, Conway Twitty, Don Williams, King George Straight, Jason Aldean, John Denver, Luke Bryan, the Statler Brothers, the Purdue University Glee Club, Sha Na Na, Shenandoah, Tom T. Hall, Tyler Farr, and Vince Gill.  Figure out that mix...  My Pandora also includes a lot of classic rock and roll.  What do I listen to?  It varies greatly by the weather, my stress level, and what's going on in my life.  Some mornings start with Dolly Parton's "9 to 5," some days are more of a Luke Bryan "Dirt Road Diary," and others are a Don Williams "Tulsa Time," style.  Doing calculus, the song "Makes You Wanna Drink," by Tyler Farr, usually gets me laughing.  It's hard to predict how a day will end, but if I start it with a positive tune, I can be on a positive foot before I leave the building. 

I told a friend recently that music is an important part of life.  Last spring in symphonic band, we played a song called "Monkey," which was written with intention of imitating monkeys in the wild.  This definitely was a piece that got me fired up for those pre-calculus classes immediately after!!  Whether you're jamming to "Footloose," cruising down the highway, or doing work in a field, listening to Luke Bryan's "Harvest Time," you can put life to the tune of something.  If you use a positive tune, you can almost guarantee a more positive experience in whatever it is you do.  And just because my mother always taught me well, I also am a believer that everyone needs a copy of Meatloaf's "Bat Outta Hell" CD in their car.  You never know when you may need it!

I thought this may be a nice non-ag post for those of you who are looking for a change.  I hope you're enjoying reading my blogs thus far!  I'm glad I'm finally ahead! (Until tomorrow).

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