Thoughts of Snow (Patrol) and…

I was doing tasks while listening to music: taking fresh rainwater from the rain barrel behind the garage. I have rigged up a hose to the front of the garage for ease of use.

I am not sure what jogged my memory about Snow Patrol. It is an alternative group that I have always liked and for whatever reason I was not following in terms of more current albums. I found out that they are a group from Northern Ireland but based in Scotland. I also found out that my albums were quite old and that there were a couple newer ones. I have a subscription to Apple Music so I downloaded them and started listening to them as I was wandering around the house ‘putzing,’ as Mary Kay always puts it.

It was quite enjoyable and I was reminded that Music is what makes me happy. When I am not in the best mood or if I am doing some heavy duty work activity, listening to music helps me get through it faster and in a better mood.

Snow Patrol is one of my favorites that for whatever reason I have not been listening to all that much. It is as if I have forgotten them. It is considered alternative music and in the genre of Coldplay, which I love.

Whenever I think of Coldplay I think of John Oliver and how he thinks it is seriously less than great music. That may be, but it makes me happy. I also like the group Parachute, an American Pop Rock Group from Charlottesville, Virginia. All three groups have a similar effect on me.

What would life be without music?

Then there is classical music, which at different times, does the same in terms of elevating my spirits.

I understand that some of us are more affected by music than others and some of us need it more than others.

When I am in the car, alone, I always play relatively loud music, something that is noticeable when I get back in the car later. For whatever reason, I prefer listening to some kind of music in the car, not audio books, not NPR, etc. I appreciate the previous things as being good but they are generally not for me.

Anyway, I am happy to have refound the Snow Patrol.

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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