I thought I'd answer lokifan 's question of me - three of my current favorite pieces of music., and three old favorites - so I started going through past and current faves on YouTube. I had a couple of songs immediately in mind, and I quickly found them. Then I started thinking about others ....
Going down that aural rabbit hole has been wonderful, but I'm overwhelmed with the number of songs and pieces of music that I love for one reason or another, from Tom Waits' "Martha," to Patricia Barber's "White World," to "Song to the Siren" by Tim Buckley, to Coltrane's "A Love Supreme," and Chuck Berry's "Havana Moon," and Miles Davis's "So What," and The Temptations' "My Girl," to Ellington and Strayhorn's "Take the A Train," to Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Dindi," and more.
(I am also particularly fond of classical music that's from the Baroque, or before that time; of instrumental music in a minor key; of guitar and harp music, but I don't know either those who create the music or those who play it, not the way many others I know can.)
The exploration of music also led me to think about what I like in music, which connects to lydy 's question about what kinds of music I like, and why - and of course, that meant that the more I thought about it, the more complicated my thoughts got, and the longer any potential answer would be. Because I'm congenitally unable to write short.
So this is me, telling you that I'm thinking about music, and being very happy to - but being hard-pressed to write a cohesive or coherent post about it. Sigh.
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