The Hauntings of Music

You may laugh, but I was drawn from bed by a need to listen again to my latest music acquisition: the soundtrack from the new Battlestar Galactica.

Gods bless them for the series and it’s music.

It is truly haunting in its stark beauty.

It may be some of the most innovative music in quite some time.

I find it does to me what the soundtrack to the Mahabharata did to me all those years ago: spawns thinking and imagination. And, makes me want to find a way to write about things that inspire people to do those things that are hard and more difficult….that help goad them to evolve and grow.

I am a true Nietzschean in that regard still: I believe that the goal of human life is to seek each day to become something greater than one was the day before.

I admit, I’ve been on quite a music kick lately….just devouring things as quickly as I can get them (and running up rather a tab with iTunes to boot).

But, you know, I have to say, it is rather like a part of me has reawakened. When I was younger, in high school and college, I would stay up late at night listening to music and surrounded by the free floating thoughts that it would evoke. And I feel like that’s what’s happening once again.

I confess, I think that cassettes has something that CDs lacked and we’re only rediscovering with the iPod: the portability factor. I love CDs for their quality but you have to admit, they’re damned bulky. And, I think they’re bulky in a way that defeats the benefits you had with the classic walkman.

WIth my iPod, I find, I can walk and think and mull in that way that I used to before. And all of that creativity I had when I was younger is coming back.

Indeed the challenge isn’t having ideas….it’s how to channel them and use them. I have idea falling to the floor every day now.