Music around me.
I notice my Local Boys playlist has not only real local guys and gals. Talent who are Facebook friends, or can bump into at the local grocery store. Or my buddies cuz we do music here in our valley.
But also on my Local Boys playlist is music from right across the country. Canada.
Big country. I am a long way from favs in the east....
(I've been watching Justin Bieber since he was a mid teen on Youtube, back when he was still getting patted on the head for his young mad skills. We'll get to him.)
Talent here and across the country really has to scratch and claw their way.
I'm astonished at the coordinated support that is given to, say, South Korean talent. Scouts out there...
But here there is a lot of freedom to succeed or fail under your own direction.
Slip up on your determination and say good bye to possibilities appearing on your path to wished-for stardom.
A blessing and a curse.
We also have an equality feeling here that keeps us from blatantly supporting amazingness.
Also a blessing and a curse.
Now that I've said that I have to go and do some research. I don't Follow our Local talent in the same way I follow some of the East Asian music I'm obsessed with right now. On Youtube, Instagram, Twitter.
It's normal (although incredible for a Canadian like me) to read a stream of truly adoring comments under a fan-created Tweet GIF of one of the guys, like Jimin of BTS, or Bang Chan of Stray Kids.
And the comments under any pic, GIF, video of Taehyung...holy.
But since they are just expressing what I'm thinking, feeling, it makes me feel a rapport.
Around here we say, It's good eh?
And keep the comments about the strand of hair falling across the eye, or those broad shoulders, to ourselves.
So, even this page is an act of courage if I start to talk about the way that guy can hold a guitar. What?
Now that I've started...expect more. (Okay don't, yet.)
Here's a couple of music vids to hold us while we hunt down more for this page.
Denise and Al, weekly Open Mic videos posted from their music studio during our Open Mic On Hold for Covid time.
Ruby Tuesday, by The Rolling Stones. And You Ain't Goin' Nowhere by The Byrds....
Favs, these two! Music veterans with a history of collaboration.
Now I gotta go ask Bobby if I can post one of his Spotify vids here, cuz, Bobby determined.
Writes his own music, has music videos, a band, a manager. Go Bobby!
Hey! And happy to introduce an up and coming talent, Steve Atlas...as we call him.
Steve is so good, immersed in music as you can hear,
This is ten minutes of Steve describing his music journey so far.
I'll go find a couple of his performances soon!
And I really want to hear Steve cover John Mayer's Slow Dancing in a Burning Room!
Come on, Steve!
For now, he's left his home town for the city life, studying jazz.
What can I say. Steve Atlas on the move...
That guitar pic move...
Now I just wanna go find my vid of J singing Coldplay's Scientist.
Heartwarming, heart flutters...except J left...us.
Most pages here on Meme Dreams are compiled from several different sites I've created over the years. All pulled together here, in various stages.
The most recent page is "Mischief", a journal of mood and music as I make my way through a grief journey. Missing loved ones. Especially G.
I love ya.
I wanna get down...
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In psychology, there are two popular conceptions of happiness: hedonic and eudaimonic.
Hedonic happiness is achieved through experiences of pleasure and enjoyment,
while eudaimonic happiness is achieved through experiences of meaning and purpose.
That's a little simplified :) but a useful distinction.
Not pursuing happiness as in waiting, creating it as in now.
A greeting card with this quote, found early, followed me through the years. Chosen as a guiding principle. Lifelong...
For me, there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length - and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.
Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Jaun: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
Oh ya? You've done that? Well...kind of. In a relaxed kind of traverse. That counts?