Can you imagine a world without music? I can’t. What a sad and dreary place it would be. Ever since I can remember, music has been important to me. My grandmother used to tell the story of how, at the age of two, I would walk around singing, “Oh, Jesus, I sure do like you”, my version of “Oh, How I Love Jesus”. I sang in school choirs throughout junior and senior high, and a couple of semesters in college. I have sung in church choir continuously for the past 20 years.
These days I’m grateful for the melding of music and technology. I’ve had an iPod for over 5 years and with the help of my music-expert son, it is filled with thousands of songs. David bought me a Bose docking station for it and hardly a day goes by that I don’t listen to it. We have XM satellite radio in the car which means I have access to such stations as Bluesville or a station dedicated to the Grateful Dead. Or I can plug in my iPod. My latest musical pleasure is Spotify. Oh. My. Goodness. If you like music and haven’t tried it, you absolutely owe it to yourself to check it out. I upgraded to the premium service so my playlists are available on my iPhone and offline. It is so incredibly cool to have access to approximately 15 million songs. You can also share playlists with friends via Facebook so I’m enjoying the discovery of new-to-me music. If you do have Spotify, click on the “Follow me on Spotify” link in my left sidebar and we can share music.
So that’s what I’m thankful for today – music.