The Weird Power of Music

For most of the day, yesterday, I was in a pretty good mood. It was one of those days when there seemed to be a spring in my step, I was feeling good, and then for whatever reason, still unknown to me, as evening came I became grumpy. Little things annoyed me, I was in this weird mood of just feeling like I couldn’t get anything done, couldn’t get the gumption to start, and just plowed through the evening.

Kind of worried I might snap at my wife for no good reason, I just opted to go to bed, flustered at why my mood changed, and hoping to wake in a better mood.


The alarm went off, I really just wanted to stay in bed, but trudged my way out of bed, put on my robe, got the dog his pill, meditated hoping that would shift my mood, and yet remained surly. I tried to do some writing, I tried to just do some mindless internet looking, even decided to blast some metal music in my head to get jacked up, all the while looking at the clock knowing eventually the time was coming to take that next step into getting ready for work.

It was going to be an incredibly long, grumpy day.

Then Disturbed’s version of the Simon and Garfunkel classic, “The Sound of Silence,” hit the headphones.

The thing is that the song isn’t even upbeat. Disturbed, a heavy metal band, usually metals their asses off, but this version includes an orchestra, andĀ kicks ass.

And my mood changed.

I turned up the headphones, played it a couple of more times, and suddenly, even though the day is supposed to be rainy, right now the sun might as well be coming up over the horizon announcing the start of a new day because I can feel the spring coming back in my step, I’m almost looking forward to a day that started with me just wanting to stay in bed, and grumpy Andy is gone, at least right now.

The weird power of music. Thank God!

That’s it for this one! L8R!!