My life is full of music to people to event and situation connections. I often associate a certain song or artist with a certain time in my life, and the miracle of good songwriting is that I can extract a CD I haven’t listened to in a few years and find a new relation to an old set of lyrics.
I had a meeting with someone today with whom I have common associates, most namely in the local music community. Our conversation motivated me to pull out a couple of CDs that had grown dusty and neglected.
First, I submersed myself in Mike Farley’s HalfAWorldAway. A beautiful collection of insightful and emotive tunes, “Comes With A Conscience” reminded me of someone in my life, someone who wasn’t when I first heard this record, but for whom this song is poignantly accurate. I hope he recognizes himself.