Friday, October 28, 2011

A little Ben and James to warm you up!

I don't know if I've mentioned this up here yet but I am a huge fan of James Taylor and his son, Ben Taylor, too. My mom played JT a lot when I was a kid and I really wanted us to see him together someday.  We got tickets for his show at memorial auditorium in Raleigh.  My dad died a week and a half before the concert.  It was hard time for us but I'm glad we went.  I can't speak for her but it got my mind off of everything that was going on while making me completely mushy inside too.  Whatever it was, it was good.  It soothed me.  Something familiar was nice.

Well, I found this on youtube.  It's from that exact show and it shows you pretty much how the whole show went--back and forth between James's and Ben's music, both of them singing on each other's songs.  The first three minutes is a song, I believe, by JT and Stevie Wonder, and the second is one by Ben called Nothing I Can Do, which was written for his mother and probably in my top 5 favorite songs ever.

I hope if you're having a hard day, or if you're just walking around with a worry or sadness in your chest (which I do sometimes) this will make you feel at home again with everything as it should be.  Even if things are not as they should be, in time we all realize that it will be okay and that what makes us so special as humans is our ability to create art, cook food, build homes, and sing songs to each other--to lift one another up.  Hope this warms you up:

Have a great Halloween weekend!  It's the least stressful holiday of all so enjoy yourself!