Let the Music Play On, #526


Lately, I’ve caught myself doing something.  As I’ve been writing my Top 10 Tuesday articles (click HERE to read about Top 10 Tuesdays), I’ve been concluding my weekly musical lessons with the words “play on!”  For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out where I got the tag phrase from, but I knew it summed up what I was trying to say.

There’s that awesome quote from William Shakespeare’s brilliant play “Twelfth Night.”  “If music be the food of love, play on.”  It’s a great quote, and goodness knows, I’ve used it often throughout my life.  My intellect knew, however, that Shakespeare and my Top 10 Tuesdays were not my connection.

No…of course…I am so much more profound than that. (I wink with silly sarcasm as I’m writing this.)  It occurred to me like lightning the other day what mantra was repeating itself over and over again in my head.  Ha!  It was a lyric from the Lionel Richie song, “All Night Long.”  You know what I’m talking about.  He sings, “Let the music play on, play on, play on.”  Who knew that I would find wisdom from the catalog of 80’s music that continuously floats around in my brain?  It’s a great quote though, and after all, Richie was a Commodore, and his music is respectful!

As this musical epiphany occurred, I began to wonder why Richie is no longer in the music scene.  He really is a very talented musician.  Lo and behold, I actually discovered in my music search on him that he released an album this year entitled “Tuskegee” after the town in Alabama where he grew up.  He’s been performing all along, and now I’m going to need to go check out his current work.  You should too.  I am sure there is loads of talent mixed into anything he’d do.

For today, however, my song of the day is the one that my new favorite quote comes from.  “All Night Long” is a really fun song, and I found an amazing live performance of it from 2007.  Gosh….I would have loved to have been at that concert.  The energy in that room is contagious.  Click HERE to go to Youtube to check it out.

May you enjoy the energy from Lionel Richie as you go about your day today, and “let the music play on!”


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