Today was a good day. Nothing particularly exciting happened. So not a great day, but a good day.
It’s now 10:36 pm on Friday the 13th, and I’m currently at my home work desk almost in the dark.
I keep a small LED photography light on low in the corner as I tap-dance on the keyboard some nights.
My easy going Friday morning, afternoon and evening events leading up to now are as follows.
Morning: Woke up early. Ate some fruit. Wrote for 30 mins. Went back to bed.
Afternoon: Woke up again. Went to a local coffee shop to write some more. Had green tea and a sausage wake-up wrap.
Evening: Trained a client (Personal Training). Had two slices of pizza. Trained myself. Listened to a few tunes.
Now here we are…at 10:36.
Usually at some point in the day, I like to take a little time to specifically zone out to some good music. It’s something I’ve done it for years, and I think it allows me to unpack any stress or extra energy I’ve been carrying with me that day.
I guess you could say it’s free therapy.
Well almost free. My therapist (Apple Music) gets $10 a month from me for the sessions. It’s still cheaper than paying a real therapist, and it works well for me, so I won’t complain.
The type of music varies from day to day depending on the vibe of the day. Some mornings it’s Beethoven, some afternoons it’s J. Cole, and some evenings it’s Portishead.
This evening in particular I had a sweet-tooth for some Classic Rock. The groovy, trippy, take your mind somewhere and leave it there for a while type of Classic Rock.
Iron Butterfly: In Da Gadda Da Vidda
Enter…Iron Butterfly’s In Da Gadda Da Vidda
This masterpiece monster of a musical experience has been in my playlist for as long as I can remember.
I’ve always loved what some would label “Psychedelic” music from the 60’s and 70’s.
When I hear it, I can’t help but wonder what it must have been like to experience this music back then.
What kind of musical experiences were fans having at concerts full of people whose bodies were present, but whose minds were, “somewhere” else?
The musical vibe and exploration of the mind from that era is so phenomenal and thought-provoking to me. I’m nothing if not a huge-thinker, and the raw, gritty, and soulful sounds from those times really does something to me.
Depending on your style of photography and the type of people you photograph, having this song in your arsenal is a must.
If you tend to shoot cool, free-thinking, and interesting people, I don’t see you having any problems with it. 😉
I thought I’d leave this here for you, just in case you one day need some therapy or some tunes to play during your next shoot.
It’s a long one (over 17 minutes long), but I promise you, each minute gets better than the last.
Happy listening. 😃
Rock on. 🤘🏾😎