Television is Good for Something

Television is good for something… listening to music! If you have cable or satellite you probably have music stations. In our house the blues station is on most the time. We have it in the background so it permeates our lives in way that we hardly notice it. Every once in awhile, one of us will say, “I hear Etta James,” or “Do you think this is Lil’ Ed or JB Hutto? They sound the same.” But magic happens when something so unusual breaks through our consciousness and we look at each other and say, “Who is this?” Then we look at the tv and we’ve just discovered a new artist to explore.

On Sunday mornings, it’s always jazz. Our kids still call it “breakfast music” when they hear it. I try classical, reggae, bluegrass, or even Christmas music, depending on the mood of the day. Such a variety of good stuff available. Play around, you might find something to inspire you.

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