Thursday, January 22, 2009

One of the most underrated songs EVER

Radiant Sea by LIVE is one of the most underrated songs ever. Even by me and I LOVE the song. Why I don't listen to this song every day, I haven't figured out. The lyrics, the music, the arrangement . . . BRILLIANT. (I know, I think all LIVE songs are brilliant, but I swear, no bias on this one - it really is brilliant.)

You can purchase and download the song here:

I highly suggest buying it and listening to it. It's best when you have an uninterrupted moment to listen with your eyes closed and your headphones on. I actually recommend listening to all of LIVE's songs this way at some point. This doesn't, however, replace listening to them with the stereo turned up rather loudly while doing housework or a jigsaw puzzle or in the car or at a concert. I also highly recommend doing all those things (repeatedly). My daughter and I have actually had some pretty interesting discussions while listening to LIVE and working jigsaw puzzles. Quality time with your kid and Ed's lyrics are always great conversation starters. ;-) Can be a little difficult when the song playing is Lakini's Juice or Deep Enough, but I'd rather she ask and hear it from me than someone else. But I digress, I was talking about Radiant Sea.

2009 has been pretty tough for me, and yesterday announced itself as a challenging day from the moment I awoke (yes, I overslept). On the way to work Radiant Sea was playing and I thought how wonderful it would be to go home, curl up in my comfy robe and slippers on my big comfy recliner, put in my headphones and just listen to Radiant Sea all day and avoid the challenges of the day. Well, needless to say I didn't do that (SIGH!), but it would've been so nice. Fortunately, I have the ability to listen to music at work and it's saved my sanity more than once in this crazy, stressful job.

So, if you're having a particularly challenging moment or day or week or year, take my advice and take some time to stop and - well, you don't have to smell the roses, just close your eyes, open your mind, and listen to Radiant Sea by LIVE. When you open your eyes again, things will somehow seem so much better! I know it works for me.