Throwback Track Thursday: “Come On Get Higher” – Matt Nathanson

The lyrics of this song are deep within my musical soul.

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Throwback Track Thursday: “XO” – John Mayer

Today, my iPod Classic played this song twice in two separate vehicular meanderings today… I love the emotions John gives in the musical space within this cover.

Throwback Track Thursday: “Miss Otis Regrets” – Ella Fitzgerald

Though the background to this Cole Porter composition is a sad one, the beautiful emotions of the song are brought forth with such grace and style by the way Ella Fitzgerald chooses to sing the words. Her version of the song is more than just singing, to me. Her interpretation helps many to visualize the title character’s tragedy in a haunting recounting of her last moments. The beauty in the sadness of a song is this piece, by this singer.

Tune of the Tuesday: “In The Blood” – John Mayer

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.