As I spend most of my waking hours running a record shop, DJing or going out to hear friends DJ, I can't help but to draw similarities between records and life. Life is a rhythm and goes in cycles and as far as I am concerned, music is the rhythm of life, personified.
records I love and will be with me for the long haul, while others I
like for a certain period of my life and over time, as my tastes change,
I am no longer interested in them. Some contain songs that have special
meaning to a particular part of my life and will always transport me
back to that experience. Some records I admire the covers, but don't
care for the music on the wax. Some have unassuming covers and contain
amazing tunes. Some records I will revisit every so often and will
always sound as fresh as the first time I heard them.
of the traits I've listed above can easily be translated into
interpersonal relationships and life in general. Friends come and go,
some stay with me for the long haul, while others come into my life
during certain eras and through various experiences. Some people grow on
me through time, while others start off strong and end up leaving a bad
taste in my mouth. Some folks come off with a smooth cover only to end
up being disappointing and those who might have been the most
unsuspecting of friends, wind up being the best of friends.
go round and round, sounding out the rhythms, cycling with life and the
beat of the world. I am thankful for all of the great people who have
come through my life and look forward to continuing to enjoy their
company and the entertainment of the many records in my life and for
those that will be coming into my life as the rhythms roll on!