The rhythm of the riffs takes me back to the days of music communities and discussion boards, using videocassettes to tape live performance footage to rewatch later. The first few bars of this song are memories and are especially memorable to me. I remember first seeing John Mayer perform in a small club where it was easy to get to the front and use the small raised stage as a makeshift table for drinks while one marvelled at his mastery of his acoustic guitar up close.
I can feel love the I want, I can feel the love I need
But it’s never gonna come the way I am
Could I change it if I wanted, can I rise above the flood?
Will it wash out in the water, or is it always in the blood?
– “In The Blood” – John Mayer
Today’s Tuesday track was a random track my iPod played as I was driving home from a meeting with clients. Not only did the chorus of the song speak to me personally, but the lyrics of the song itself also spoke to the work I do each day working with those who may not have always had the best environment to grow up in. I’ve had some good, perhaps even great moments, in the early part of the work week so far that have reminded me why I love the work I do. And less work moments with fractious people that make me wonder if what I do will ever be enough. This song could definitely be a soundtrack for not just my work life but the lives I encounter (and hopefully change a bit for the better) in my work.