I am under the influence.
Of some powerful tunes, that is. Right now, I am writing this from approximately 33,000 feet somewhere over the Rockies. The airplane is obnoxiously loud. But I have my music. So I am good.
I can’t write without music. I’ve tried.
There is something about different types of music that unleashes my creativity and intelligence. From Baroque music to Gregorian chant to country, techno, rock, and folk..all of it is good stuff. My playlist is eclectic to say the least.
The local NPR station in Fort Wayne has a show called Under the Influence, on which guests share the five songs that have influenced them the most.
I thought it would be fun to do so myself here.
My top five most meaningful and impactful songs:
5. Round Here by Counting Crows
It is hard for me to believe that this classic is nearly twenty years old. I feel kind of old now.