I use to do Song of the Week, where I would post a song I love weekly but began slacking on it the past few months. After many comments and requests from friends who loved the Song of the Week, I am bringing it back but with some changes. I will be posting it on Sundays and renaming it to "Music for the Soul." As I said in my first Song of the Week post, I am in love with music and I have been since the day I was born. My mother and father brought me up in a household where music was always playing and it taught me to appreciate music. I truly believe that music is the international language that will unite all humans and bring peace to this world. It is important to us as a family and we listen to music almost all day long. My taste in music is in a very broad spectrum...from bluegrass to underground hip-hop. I like it all! Check out my first Song of the Week post for more about why I am in love with music and why I want to share with you all some of my favorite songs!
Tonight I am sharing two songs! This musician/activist is just too good to pick only one song. Xavier Rudd is one of my family's favorite musicians. We first heard Xavier about 6 years ago and instantly fell in love with his amazing lyrics embraced by his acoustic, tribal, reggae style music. From Australia, his music brings us socially conscious lyrics focusing on environmental and human right issues. The first time I heard Xavier I felt my soul and spirit awaken and become refreshed. His music sends a message of unity and global awareness that we all need to hear. My husband and I feel blessed to be able to see a lot of musicians play but have yet to be able to see Xavier. I was beyond ecstatic to find out he was playing the week of my birthday here in my hometown. I told my husband, the only thing I wanted for my birthday was for him and I to be able to go see Xavier Rudd play. I can not wait to hear him play and especially hear his amazing talent on the didgeridoo!
This first song is called Better People. Everything about this song is beautiful. It is one of our favorite songs and we play it constantly at home. You could say it might be our "theme" song. Please take a few minutes to really listen to the lyrics and his message.
The second song I choose to share with you all is called Messages. This was the first song we ever heard from Xavier back in 2005. It is one of the most powerful songs I have ever heard. We are so blessed to be living on our beautiful and incredible planet! It is changing....we are changing! We need to nurture it and protect it so that our grandchildren can see the beauty it holds! The message of this song also speaks about us as humans changing and following our own path....something I hold dear to me as I have listened to my heart and started a journey that was true to myself and who I truly am inside. Enjoy and embrace!