I’m going to see a Dave Matthews Band concert tonight. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve seen them live, so I’m looking forward to it. They have been a favorite group since I was a junior in college. Am I struggling to holding on to my youth? Yes, but not because I like this group. The last time I heard them play, I had an ear-to-ear grin for about 2 1/2 hours. Lots of musical creativity and energy (from them, not me).
My wife and I briefly discussed the names of some of their songs and I got to thinking about the “lyrics”. There are a few basic categories into which almost every DMB song could be categorized. Many songs fit in several of these categories.
In regards to the first category, my own mortality has become more apparent to me in the past couple of years. Maybe I should expand my musical horizons! But more likely is the case that I am facing reality and using that to my advantage. But tonight, I’m just going to listen to the music and not do much thinking!