Monday, April 21, 2014

Just Breathe

“Oh I’m a lucky man, to count on both hands the ones I love…Some folks just got one, yeah, others, they got none, huh-uh” — Just Breathe, Pearl Jam

My apologies to my two fans for not posting yesterday. So what should I write today? I guess I could write about my blow dryer dying on me this morning. Go the whole, I can’t win, everything sucks, yada yada yada route. But nah, not today. Instead I will be writing about my love of music.
An amazing friend suggested last week that I should begin all my blogs with a music lyric, so that is what I shall do. To me, music is my oxygen. I can’t live without it. Music is there for me when no one else is. If I am feeling alone, I just have to turn on music and there are all my friends. I am pretty sure that Laura Bush and I probably don’t exactly have the same taste in music. But who am I to assume? Maybe she likes to get the Led out as much as me.

Even if I don’t share the same musical taste as my idol, I am sure she still has something she counts on when everything else is failing her. We both have friends and family, but sometimes you don’t need someone, but something. When I start to get down or can’t find the motivation, I grab my headphones, turn on my iPod and get lost in the musical genius of such favorites as Pete Townshend, Eddie Vedder, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards or Jimi. I can always find a song that at any given moment in my life can get me through. Whether it be Incubus’ “Miss You,” Guess Who’s “American Woman,” or anything by Kenny Loggins, music never disappoints. Music speaks to me like nothing else does. Live music above all keeps me going. If I have a concert coming up I know my life will be Ok.

It may sound simple to some, but that is me. Music is the blood that flows through me and reassures me that it will be Ok. Nothing excites me or angers me more than music. When I love a band, I love them with all my heart. I will respect anyone’s musical likes and dislikes, but I don’t have to agree with them. I think that respect, as long as it’s mutual, is very Laura Bush. A life in the public eye means not always having the world agree with you, but she always handled it with class. She stood up for herself when she needed to and also knew when to take the high road.
As unsure as I may be, I am going to start my day with music and just power through. What would Laura Bush do?


  1. Hey, I bet Laura Bush rocks out to some Kenny Loggins. I would be un-American not to. ;)

    1. Seriously! No one can resist the power that is Kenny Loggins.

  2. Nothing is classier than love ballads with powerful injections of rock guitar.