You ever have those? When everything is so jam-packed and busy that it's a flurry to Friday, and when you get there, you feel like you got zero accomplished during the week?
Maybe it's just me.
It's funny. I've really been enjoying getting reconnected to so much of the music I love. And as the week came to an end, I had this feeling of being overwhelmed. To the point where I almost couldn't figure out what I wanted to listen to.
That probably sounds silly. But as I get ready for the annual re-launch of my Christmas station (www.SoundsofChristmas.com), I feel like I'm listening to so much that when I carve out half an hour for myself, I'm not even sure what I want to hear.
I don't think it's ambivalence. I think it's more of trying to make that thirty minutes count. It feels like the other 23 1/2 hours of the day are spoken for, but this half hour belongs to me. So how do I want to spend it, before I plunge back into the fray?
In the last month or so, since I started blogging more, I've built over sixty playlists. Some by genre. Some by artist. Some by time period. A couple are just particular albums that I still love, from start to finish.
It's like a trap. I worry that I'll use up my free time listening to one band, when I could've been listening to another. Or I could've been listening to my 2000's playlist instead of hearing the Rolling Stones for the umpteenth time. Then again, maybe I feel like playing something comfortable and familiar like the Stones. Or the Who. Or even Billy Joel. Maybe some classic blues. Or a trip back to high school with that '80's playlist.
Then there's the danger that the indecision takes too long, and I listen to nothing. Choosing not to decide is still a choice. Maybe I should listen to Rush.
There's a chance I didn't get enough sleep this week.
Finally, since today is his birthday, I decided on Steve Miller.
So here's what shuffled out of my Steve Miller Band playlist...
"Fly Like An Eagle"
"Gangster Of Love"
"I Want To Make The World Turn Around"
"Dance, Dance, Dance"
"Heart Like A Wheel"
"Wild Mountain Honey"
"Rock Me Baby"
Hope you had a great week, and are able to make some time to reflect on the pompatus of love!