January 3, 2009

You Will Understand

No matter what your personal taste in music is, if you are truly PASSIONATE about it, you will get this:

The last six days of my life have been hellish. I wondered at times if I would ever feel "normal" again, if life could ever have a glimmer of joy or if I would spend the rest of my days drowning in the worry that inflicts parents of drug addicts.

But then...

I watched this, and I felt good. I got lost in SRV's unparalleled talent and suddenly had hope. It may not make sense, but it is what it is.

God bless you, Stevie.

15 comments:

OregonArtGuy said...

Thanks so much for sharing that Stevie Ray video. No doubt his music idol was the same as mine :-}
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw1Lvn5g62I , I hope things get better for you

MUSIC JUKEBOX said...

I found your blog and looks fine. Keep on growing.

musicobsessive said...

My brother once said to me, 'Music is EVERYTHING'. How right he was. It can take you away and bring you back completely altered.

Thank God for it.

Russ/rfduck said...

SRV is an example of the hope that exists for drug addicts. He kicked his habits and stayed clean until his unfortunate death. I think he would have stayed sober even if he were still here, because his life improved so much after he stopped using.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Art Guy, you are welcome!

MJ, thanks...

Obsessive, yes he was right.

Russ, Amen to that! I believe he had three clean years before he tragically died :(

Jwonderboy said...

Thanks for sharing this. I totally get it. Boy I wish I could play like that.

Bond said...

Stevie has the ability to sooth aches...

HUGS to you for a fabulous 2009

Mike said...

music is my drug of choice. It takes me away from all of the crap of my life and soothes the hurts. It also opens my eyes and mind to new feelings.

Truly a gift .

drewzepmeister said...

Huge SRV fan here.I've blogged about him,seen him in concert,and even named my son after him. Thanks Barbara!

I understand music for what it is-a gateway to the soul. It's my passion. Things will get better,Barbara:)

Starrlight said...

Two songs for me. Both U2. Gloria and Beautiful Day. Never fails me.

Dan said...

"Music has charms to soothe the savage beast." That saying explains for me exactly what music does for me. When I am moody, when I am struggling with something, when I am looking for direction, more often than not music gets me through it.

SRV was for me an inspiration. How a man who went through the addictions he did and came out on the other side a superstar is inspiring. Its just too bad he was taken before his time should have been up. By the way he died not more than 15 miles from where I live.

Thanks for sharing Layla.

The RIpple Effect said...

I feel it, Barbara. I always turned to music when my world was coming down.

Hope you're well. We're here for you.

Racer

cjk_44 said...

Layla, i check in from time to time (thanks to David Amulet).

that's not the first time i've seen that clip but i certainly appreciate being reminded that it exists.

when SRV died i was in Ireland on a soccer trip. to this day when i think back to that trip it never fails to remind me of the great teammates/friends, great soccer games, and Heaven on Earth that is Ireland, but the absolute first thing i remember about that trip is hearing the news of SRV's death.

music is passion joy hope love and every other feeling - it's what makes it great for the soul.

good luck to you and your family in 2009.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Thanks for all the comments.

Its good to see so many people appreciating SRV.

Sean Coleman said...

Saw him almost one year before he died. He gave an extended speech about overcoming his addictions and played brilliantly.

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