You know her life was saved by rock n’ roll….Kate Lawrence
Holidays are heeeeerrrrreeee!! Which means I have started running around like a crazy person, getting ready for holiday sales and open houses. WHICH I LOVE. Ask anyone close to me and they will tell you that I find an abnormal amount of joy in curating gift baskets and gift sets, especially when they are full of Sage & Soul goodies; however, it does create a lot of work and requires time, which there is of course never enough of….
BUT to help counteract that frenetic energy, these last few weeks I have been trying to do more things not only for myself, but things that truly truly bring me joy. And the one thing that is guaranteed to fill my cup of joy……… seeing live music.
So in a two week span, I have managed to squeeze in 4 shows (prompting my husband to ask when I would be back from Fall Tour). First was the rock-tastic long time staple of the jam scene, Umphrey’s McGee; one of the original gospel slinging DIVAs of all time, Mavis Staples, still nailing it at 78 years old; the Nobel prize-winning-history-changing songwriting genius that is Bob Dylan; as well as the southern jamming fusion of folk and rock band known as the Chris Robinson Brotherhood (CRB). All shows equally awesome in their own right.
Was I still busy every day? Yes. Was I tired the next day after the shows? Yes. But I knew immediately when CRB began their encore playing the opening riff to The Velvet Underground’s Rock & Roll (a song also frequently covered by one of my obsessively favorite bands, Phish) and my eyes and face lit up like Christmas and my cup of joy began to overflow, that I had made the right decision to indulge my time into the soul-saving grace of some good ole fashioned rock n roll.
Peace! Make sure you fill that cup!!!
Jenny said when she was just five years old
There was nothing happening at all
Every time she puts on a radio
There was a nothin’ goin’ down at all, not at all
Then one fine mornin’ she puts on a New York station
You know, she couldn’t believe what she heard at all
She started shakin’ to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by rock ‘n’ roll
Despite all the amputations
You know you could just go out
And dance to a rock ‘n’ roll station
It was alright
It was allright