This conversation has a wonderful meandering to it...
Tim: "The world is overflowing with good music."
Yes, no question. The world is overflowing with all things; with hidden gems and things plain as the nose on my face.
What I have in less abundance is a cultivated imagination. Here on Erato I am lucky to have found so many varieties of it... and am grateful to those who are kind enough to help me find it; because it is indeed everywhere.
One neednít look any further than the Bobby McFerrin song that Roger posted to hear, see, feel musicís curative powers.
another shade of happiness and yearning, by John Lennon, with the extra treat of crazy harmonica in the middle and end.
A thread such as this gives me a place to stop and sit and be with it all. Bernsteinís Mass
, among others, brought me to tears. Ian Dury brought me to tears. Iz always does (native/folk Hawaiian music is sublime). And the McCartney video is a treasure for those of us who revere the music the Beatles created... And all the others posted here.