Did you ever hear a piece of music you just had to have?

Music is everything to me. Dick Clark said “Music is the soundtrack of your life.” Boy, I couldn’t agree more.

If you looked at the songs on my IPod, you might be surprised at the diversity. I run the gamut of classical, classic rock (naturally), hip hop, rap, alternative, jazz, pop, etc. I even have a piece of opera (one piece only, mind you) that just gives me chills when I hear it. I have music that moves me to tears, music that makes me smile and music that makes me think. I have songs that bring back such vivid memories of a time when I partied like crazy, became responsible and just plain grew up. Some of the songs are so autobiographical that you’d think the artist had personally written about my life.

Music defines me like nothing else. I cannot go a day without it. I play guitar, sing and at one time (in another life, far far away) was studying to be a classical pianist. I am passionate about music, period.

I have found in the age of IPod the greatest gift though. I can hear a song that moves me in some way – type in a few of the lyrics (if I’m paying attention) into Google and voila! I get the name of the song and the artist. I then download it to my IPod and play the hell out of it! That happened last night. I heard an incredible song and had to have it. I had tuned in to the last part of Grey’s Anatomy last night and heard this song. It struck some kind of cord in me that I started writing the words down so I could find it. I went to the TV station site hoping I’d find it…everything but. I typed the words into Google and got a different song. Frustrated, I kept at it and I’m so glad I did. There are times when I just have to have that certain song that I’ve heard that reverberates in my head, heart or soul. I had to have this piece of music last night, period.

I found this incredible song “A Storm is going to Come” by an artist I had not heard before. Piers Faccini has such wonderful inflection and soul in his voice. The lyrics are right on and the melody is beautiful. Wow. It’s been played a gazillion times on my IPod already (not to mention the multiple playings of YouTube!).

The ironic thing though, I saw the original airing of GA in April – how did I miss this song then???

I’m now looking to find more music by Piers (thank you YouTube)… his music strikes something in me that I need right now and I couldn’t be happier.

Music has meaning – it can transport you to new heights, lift your soul or mood, it can soothe you or make you cry, and it can bring meaning to an otherwise dreary day. This song is bringing something to my life today and I’m thrilled.

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