To Soothe the Savage Beast
Now, I'd like to say a bit about one of the things that keeps me going sometimes. We all, I'm sure, have our own little internal soundtracks. You know, the music and the albums we call up and play in our heads to provide theme music.* I just want to share a few of the tunes that help keep me going and fight off the Beast, in no particular order:
- "I'm Free" - Kenny Loggins
- "Breakout" - Swing Out Sister
- "Faith of the Heart" - (theme from Star Trek: Enterprise) Russell Watson**
- "I'm Still Standing" - Elton John
- "Magic" - Olivia Newton-John
- "Rock the Casbah" - The Clash (when I'm feeling belligerent...)
This is not an exhaustive list, and I'm sure I've forgotten some that I'll readily remember the instant I've signed off. Anyway, these are playing constantly in my head ("I'm Free" is playing right now, and I've used "Faith of the Heart" to bludgeon the hell out of the Beast in the past week) and give me motivation. Why these particular ones? No real reason, I guess. I like them all, but sometimes it's the lyrics, or the beat, or just the fact that its music that sustains me.
*Of course, these days it's easier with an iPod or other portable MP3 player -- which I don't yet own. But you're not likely to get mugged for your brain. Yet. And a brain also doesn't require batteries. Yet.
**I'm told Rod Stewart did a version, too. I'd love to hear it.
Keep on a singin'... sometimes it's the only thing that keeps me going.
I appreciate your heart.
~L in MI
You may visit my site at http://www.webquacks.com to see what I created to get myself out of this hole & fight the beast I also know quite well.
P.S Get your self a cheap laptop. It's more comfortable to work in Starbucks than the Library. Trust me.
I want you to know that God knows your situation! In my darkest hour it was only Jesus who could comfort me and shine His light. I think HE would want me to tell you He loves you. Please say hello to your family. I think I will pass your blog around...
I found your blog on digg.com. Anyway, this morning I say a site on digg that referenced person-to-person lending. I don't know if you'd be interested, but I thought I'd pass it on. Much easier than walking into a commerical bank, for sure.
BTW, Instant Karma - John Lennon
I'm a real "Music Fan" and I often experience the sensation of having a music inside myself that's calling to come out, the kind of music depends on my momentary feelings... sometimes I feel myself rock, sometimes melodic but the music is always in me and keep me going... it's nice to know that I'm not alone! ;-)
Best wishes, Dan
The first italian's newspaper (Corriere della sera) write a article about your blog.
Good luck from Italy
Sorry for my little english
I’m ashamed that I fret and feel depressed for academic and relation failures whereas look at you: At the age of 40 with three kids, you are brave to face your problem. You don’t complain about your situation or sit in a corner and cry or … whatever. You act. I admire you.
I’ll continue to read your blog and hope you’ll have a roof sooner. May be as you say, you’ll become a leader or something. Something good will transpire out of your current situation.
I have also read the italian newspaper linking your blog; it seems you are going to have a lot of italian supporters!
I am very sensitive about your topic: see you soon!
all the best
(I'm still standing is one of my "hang tough" songs, too..)
You have a reader in Provo, Utah