You may not believe this but this sort of ties into the previous post. When I was a wee lad, I was quite the taper of things….not video tape, but audio! I taped everything I could; TV shows (nearly all the Peanuts specials), radio….what have you. When I heavily got into classical music, I had no records except an 8(!) disk set of 78’s of Bruno Walter conducting the Beethoven 5th. These disks….could have been back up shields for Captain America, man, they were heavy! I failed horribly trying to put them on the skinny spindle my sisters used to cue up their 45’s.
Detroit had a host of classical music on WJR, Karl Haas, who had a show called “Adventures in Good Music”. Haas was fine, but he never told you about pieces he had just finished playing, only what was coming next! So one day I would up recording something I really loved, but had no idea what it was! I thought it was Haydn or maybe Mozart. I would play this thing over and over just for background music when I was on a tear of reading… Finally I figured out it was the 3rd movement of the Beethoven Piano Concerto #3. This was electrifying for young Ron…loving a Beethoven piece without even knowing it was one!
I mention all this because I’ve come back around to it again…in my old ways, with 20 things going on at once in my head. I cook, I watch and emjoy my tree, I read online 10 things at once, writing crazed notes about subjects I know nothing about…but want to know. And of course, I write….and like a conversation in rhythm, Beethoven is right there, right in my ear, my heart, my head, sometimes even adjusting how I type my ideas in “keyboard rhythm” to the music. I don’t even see myself doing this, sometimes, and really notice when it stops!
So I knock off this little post, just to share for you….in the hopes that you too can find that rhythm for something you love….and want to do more of.