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Music – the Universal Language

An Ever-Present Influence in My Life.

Ron Thal did a benefit concert in Buncrana, Ireland to help a family with legal fees related to the loss of their daughter. I played a few songs at the show. This clip, a live recording, is from Johnny B Goode.

Subjective verses Objective ‘Totem’ by Rush:

“I believe in what I see
I believe in what I hear
I believe that what I’m feeling
Changes how the world appears.” Rush

Writer Niel Peart, was known for objectivism. He often wrote lyrics pointing out the apparent risks of subjectivity. The song ‘Totem’ did this very well.

On humanity: ‘We Shall Be Free’ by Garth Brooks:

“When there’s only one race and that’s mankind
Then we shall be free.” Garth Brooks