I wanted to first thank you all for your wonderful, kind, and thoughtful comments on my last post. They really helped me more than you can imagine.
Music seems to be a major cathartic element for the majority of us, something we can all understand, and gets us through some hard times. I know it is for me, and I am also a musician myself, so it really makes up a major part of who I am, and what really gets me through my life. I thought I would share a song with you that has gotten me through some major, often crushingly overwhelming times. It's called "Portrait of Tracy" by Jaco Pastorius. If you don't know who he is, or what the song is, basically, he was a brilliant, leaps-and-bounds talented bass player who revolutionized the way the electric bass is played, and looked at. I love him just as I do Charlie Parker, an alto sax player from the 40's, because they were both geniuses in their own rights, and they were both mentally unstable, with the same problems as me. They created beauty out of thin air, through instability, heartache, and brains that were often just completely detached, and I just love to sit back and listen.
Jaco Pastorius is one of my all time favorites because he could do anything with his 4-string bass, just really wild stuff, what a regular guitar could do. "Portrait of Tracy" is a 2 minute ballad that is just absolutely beautiful and haunting to me. Maybe I read too far into things, but I really think it is a song that can change your life, as short as it is. It really hits you right to the core of your body. To me, anyway. I just thought that any other person who would like to hear it or maybe use it to pull themselves
through a hard time, I would share it with. Okay, my rambling is done. If you want to download it, I have rapidshared it for download. Feel free to download it and enjoy it. Turn your speakers all the way up, and sit back. Okay, thank you.http://rapidshare.com/files/44303468/Jaco_Pastorius_-_Portrait_Of_Tracy.mp3.html