Happy Thanksgiving !
This was going to be a short Facebook post...but who are we kidding, I'm sure it will be too long for that. Hopefully sharing this blog post on my Facebook page will allow it to still be seen by 'my people!'Definitely less clinical, and more personal, hence my choice to kick it off with the New World Punx rather than a picture of a turkey, a Pilgrim, or turducken (what's a turducken? Google it, then eat one, then thank me!) Those who know me well know this really is the perfect backdrop for a nostalgic Happy Thanksgiving post!Music moves my soul. It always has, doesn't matter what it is. Well, unless it's country, that moves me -- but usually to a different channel. #SorryNotSorry I'm not going to lie, Thanksgiving really snuck up on me this year. Lots going on, lots of changes made and being made, sometimes you get lost in the day to day hustle. Today the music was on point, and with some events that have transpired over this past week, it provided a good day think, plan, & reflect.
So the music -- was driving today and heard a set by these two, Ferry Corsten & Markus Schultz, now collaborating under the @NewWorldPunx pseudonym. I saw these guys play a decade ago, in Miami, while on my residency, end of Grad School. Club Space. By myself. But holy crap what a good time. What gets me really going, is they're dropping a lot of great old trance track from that time frame in their sets.
Sure, many of you probably are all out of craps to give about electronic music, or what their playing, and that's cool. The point is it brings back so many great memories from college & grad school, much like hearing 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana, or anything by Rage Against The Machine, Smashing Pumpkins, or Counting Crows brings back all the high school days. 'Sound of Silence' by the Beetles, Chicago, Carly Simon, Jim Croche, Hughy Lewis & The News, and tons more from the 60's, 70's, & 80's will all bring back my early childhood years.
Each of these genres have there place. 60's & 70's remind me of the kitchen in the house I grew up in, as the radio under the cupboard was always on in the morning. Or of my brother & I when we would go out on the weekends "helping" our dad (which largely consisted of getting in the way, painting, or demolition....demo was the best, what kid didn't like crushing it with a hammer!). 90's remind me of high school. Things like midnight hockey, weight training at 5am, hanging with friends in what can be best summed up as Shenanigans. Late 90's rounds out college, that was a busy time -- classes, practice/games/travel as a student athletic trainer, work, and some minor social life. Electronic music rounds out the grad school experience. Things like Labor day weekend trips to Toronto, lots of library time, weekend 'get togethers', and a 'no afternoon classes, 2 Martini lunch' that somehow lasted well into the evening. We had a great class.
So as you see, I can mark time by the music.
As friends from PT school will tell you -- I was the kid in the library reading, studying, and going through my notes with ear buds in place and my laptop functioning more as a CD player for the likes of Paul Van Dyke, Ferry Corsten, BT, Deep Dish, Sasha & Digweed..."How can you study with that crap" a classmate asked one day. I don't know, it always seems to help me keep focus. Still does. That is why hearing these guys today, along with the reflective nature of Thanksgiving and the start of the Holiday season, opened up my memory vaults.
So now we've made it to the 'Things I am Thankful For' portion of our program:
Well, now you've heard some of what I am thankful for and leaned a bit about my musically motivated brain, here's wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!
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