Music Appreciation

I think it is pretty obvious that music is important to me seeing as that every post on this blog usually devolves into something music related eventually. I have mentioned in the past that I have minimal musical prowess, not for the lack of try I might add. If you take a look at my Author Profile at the bottom of every post it pretty much states that I wanted to be Elvis from a young age, that may have seemed like a jokey throw away quip, but in truth… well let’s put it this way at any given chance I would swivel my hips for anyone who would watch and I perfected the snarling lip fairly early in life. The lack of a singing voice only held me back until modesty kicked in.

My father tried his damnedest to teach me how to play an instrument from the time I was strong enough to reasonably hold one long enough to practise it long enough to be meaningful. I was just not that way inclined. I forced myself to try at school as people made efforts to get me onto the extra-curricular music courses, and when that happened, even alas a kid back in the late 80s you didn’t sniff at it.

Fast forward to crazy ‘o clock this morning and I am sat on the train heading into London and I am listening to an Elvis concert on Apple Music (it’s my stress/anxiety relief… Get over it!!!) and for some reason my old school Music teacher popped into my head and all of a sudden I am appreciating this Music on a whole other plain that I was a few seconds before.

I’ll be blowed if I can remember much about those Music lessons, and I know that we never used to listen to Elvis Presley concerts for 3rd & 4th period classes on a Thursday morning, but I knew that I was understanding that this music was meaning more to me today than it had at any other time and that was down to Mr Spear and his insistence to sit down and listen to the music.

(Side note – Do you know how I wanted to write “listen to the band” on that last paragraph? – No? – Ahhh well..)

Maybe this fresh zeal will be over by the time I have spent a few hours in London, or maybe it will spark something in me to keep on digging further through Apple Music and finding more and more way out curation content that I would never have listened to before (nb – Elvis does NOT fall under that category in the slightest…. 41 years and counting baby… Thank you very much!)

Tell me, have you ever had an epiphany over something and had it change the course of your life or has it been a damp squib?

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A little more Elvis for the weekend… go on it’s good for the soul.

Until next time…

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Paul Hurwood

Paul is a frustrated entertainer. From a young age he wanted to be Elvis Presley, but Elvis objected to lending out his Jumpsuits at the weekend. As he grew older he tried to be an Actor, things there didn’t go so well either… the spotlights kept missing him.


Now Paul enjoys sitting back and writing about Music, Doctor Who and Mental Health. He has a passion for the blogging platform WordPress and enjoys helping out practically with day to day use of the platform where he can.