A Faraway View will be posting throughout the summer, but in a lazy day kind of way. There won't be much textual content. Instead I'll be posting different types of dreamy music videos with short thoughts introducing them and some questions directed toward you the reader. I hope you'll stay with me on this. There's some good music planned and I'd like to know what the songs bring to your mind.
Have a wonderful summer!
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Sometimes an analogy is made between a lifetime and the passing of the seasons of a year. This song would have come from the summer of my life if I were to use that analogy. Fortunately a lifetime consists of many cycles of the seasons. Our dreams interpret our days, months, years, and eventually our lifetime. I wonder if in our final seconds of life we have a dream that reveals all.
Do you ever think of the cycle of your own life in terms of seasons? What are your songs of summer? Do you believe that when you cross over into death that you will see your life pass before your eyes?
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Dreamy hot summer day music might be just the ticket for today's mind excursion. When I first discovered It's A Beautiful Day in the early 70's, it was like a musical dream come true. Melodic well arranged music featuring an electric violin. This is a favorite group of mine from that era. Great stuff. Happy hot summer day dreaming!
Are you a fan of It's A Beautiful Day? Do you like hearing violin featured in rock music? What's the weather like where you are today?
Thursday, July 10, 2014
A reverie is a state of dreamy meditation. Impressionistic composer Claude Debussy was the master of dreamy meditative music. Here is a short piece--an orchestrated version of a piece originally written for piano. If you're looking for good music for contemplation and relaxation, Debussy's music might be just what you are looking for.
Are you familiar with the music of Claude Debussy? Do you like the music and visual art from the impressionistic period? What is your favorite relaxation music?
Thursday, July 3, 2014
There's a fire tower sitting up on Rich Mountain above Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. You have to hike to get there. It's been many years since I've been to that place. I used to have dreams about fire towers. In the early 70's a very fine country rock music group called Rich Mountain Tower put out a few albums. Sadly they remained fairly obscure.
Have you ever visited a fire tower? Are you afraid of heights? Do you have dreams about being in high places or falling?
Thursday, June 26, 2014
I'm not sure where to say I am when this posts. I may be on my way home or I may be home--at least my mother's house, a place that feels like home to me. There's a special feeling about visiting the places of younger day. Somehow having the music of that time accompanying those visits seems appropriate.
Is there certain music you associate with the places of your younger days? When you visit those places do you tend to listen to any of that music?