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Sounds like someone is about to introduce you to a “Magic Elixir” doesn’t it?

Historical interpreter Ross Nelson as “Professor Thaddeus Schmidlap,” resident snake-oil salesman at the Enchanted Springs Ranch and Old West theme park, in Boerne, Texas. Credit: Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons.

In any creative endeavor, it’s easy to believe “it’s all been done”. And then you stumble across an idea, image, a song that is so familiar you ignored it, until someone changed the context and suddenly it’s not the same.

Last week I had a stumble. I have appreciated the harmonies, musical talent and prolific song writing of Simon & Garfunkel, but the music didn’t touched me. Their songs never wove themselves into my personal soundtrack.  I can say the same for 99% of Heavy Metal.  But put them together**…

And THIS fan of a little bit country, little bit pop, the hair of 80s rock and a whole lot of Sinatra and Mowtown is fixated on the monitor for hours, crying because suddenly I’m HEARING the music.

If the performance alone doesn’t move you….put it on ice!

Have you ever listened to a piece of music, read a book, tasted a dish or seen a piece of art that when presented in a new way you “get it”??  Tell us about your stumbles in the comments.

**For a different perspective on Disturbed’s cover of The Sound of Silence, here is an article from April 2016 by Richard S. He.

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