..I was a musician.
Just not in this life. I am so completely musically DIS-inclined that it's laughable. I am totally tone deaf. I couldn't sing on key if my life depended on it. I've tried to learn to play the guitar and it was like running uphill against the wind. Mission: Impossible.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I have no false modesty. I know what I'm good at and I take pride in the things I can do. I can accept that I can't sing and I can laugh at my lack of musical inclination.
Except that I LOVE music. I really really really do. I've loved it since I was a sprout. I live with music and a day that I forget my earbuds at home is a bad day. I listen to music almost all day long. I need to have it playing in my ears in order to focus on my work.
So, here's what I'm getting at: I have discovered CBC (that's the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - our national/public broadcaster) Radio 2. I'm not entirely sure what took me so long to get on the bandwagon, but I guess I discounted it because our radios at home can't properly *catch* the signal. BUT, my car radio is fine. And I can listen online.
Oh dear, I'm in trouble now:
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And some girls I went to high school with (seriously, I can't believe how big these girls have made it - to me, they'll always be the bratty 10th graders I remember them being):
Good times. These people make me wish I could I sing. Then again, they're so good at it that I don't really mind being the one doing the listening.