Hello folks!. I’ll start with a musical observation. According to Duke Ellington, there are only two sorts of music… Good and bad… But what’s good and what’s bad? Is it just an opinion or is it measurable? I guess the best measure is the way it makes you feel, so the question is, does good music make everyone feel good and bad music make everyone feel bad? Personally I think so, but the jury’s still out. However, a sure sign of ‘good’ music is that it stands the test of time.
I’m a big fan of the song and have always admired the giants of songwriting for their consistency and versatility, Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, Irving Berlin, to name but a few. Inspiration springs eternal from these brilliant people. Paul Simon knew what he was talking about when he said… ‘If I could bottle the feeling of finishing a song I’d make millions’.