I am struggling recently to overcome an aversion to emotional songs. There is a strong part of me which finds them ludicrous for such numerous reasons that it would take volumes to explain; suffice it to say, this critic has been the loudest and most obnoxious over the years, so the sweet romantic part of me has wearied and given way.
But again, time is not exactly my friend so I look for joy where I can find it. Cynicism is overrated, and I realize it doesn’t serve but to encourage arrogance and shut down the curious, creative parts of the mind.
I was reminded of my struggle yestereday as I enjoyed Coco Montoya at a free outdoor concert, during which he performed his heartfelt song Good Days, Bad Days (sorry, couldn’t find a decent You Tube for this).
Jeff Beck’s Cause We Ended as Lovers is my absolute favorite, though there are no vocals.
Any nominees you’d like to share?