It’s been said that music can calm the savage beast. However, that quote is wrong. The actual quote comes from the play The Mourning Bride, by William Congreve is and says “music has charms to soothe a savage breast” meaning that music has the power to enchant even the roughest of people. Music is also an inspiring, powerful tool. From getting you pumped at the gym to helping set “the mood,” music can be used to manipulate emotions and invoke specific feelings.
Dick Clark once said that “Music is the soundtrack of your life.” This week, our panel discusses what music makes up the soundtracks of their lives. From “Weird Al” Yankovic, to Queen, to Foo Fighters, there is a lot of diversity and a lot of fun discussion about all genres. And for your reference, there are some musical moments discussed throughout the episode. Here are links to each of their corresponding videos:
- Queen performs at Live Aid
- Foo Fighters give a guitar to a young fan
- Billy Joel messes up while performing live
Now that you know what music makes up the soundtracks of our lives, what music makes your soundtrack? Is there music that you love but can only listen to when you’re in a certain mood? And what’s your go-to playlist look, or rather sound like? Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) letting us know. You can also leave a comment below or message us on Twitter or Facebook. We’d love to hear your thoughts!