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SONGWRITING-KEY TO THE HUMAN CONDITION-TARA’S BLUES AND WHY WE ARE STILL MOVED-BY JOHN EMMS

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This time each year I listen to a lot of music.

Maybe it’s part of the holiday rush

I don’t usually write a random thought into a column but I will make this brief

Whenever  I hear a great new song the latest being the amazing Tara’s Blues by Blue Rodeo, I realize after all these years I’m still moved by a great song.

All of us remember a great song. Where you were when you first heard it. How it made you feel. And most importantly the connection it made and still makes in your life.

Then again I believe it’s our human condition.

What fans don’t often know is most songwriters who are actually good at it have already lived the song before we hear it

Maybe it’s nostalgia for our younger life.

The emotion of the artist/songwriter from Van Morrison, to Bob Dylan, Jagger and Richards, Neil Young  or Blue Rodeo’s Keelor and Cuddy comes back to us.

Our lives are made richer by a great song.

That will never change.

JOHN EMMS is a veteran music journalist, music fan, radio host and himself a songwriter.

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