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Music is the strongest form of magic


Andrew

This is re posted.


Andrew Keller

Every morning Larry and I dig into a form or idea that has caught our eye. Our hope is that our chat inspires you to never stop thinking and possibly challenges you in a new way. If you'd like to help support the show, please visit patreon.com slash reposted. Thank you for stopping by.


Larry

When you give us an intro, today's quote comes from the one and only infamous Marilyn Manson music is the strongest form of magic. Here's what I hope happens when all my little chickens leave my family and go off and do whatever they do the rest of their lives. They'll probably think I'm crazy. But I hope the number one thing that they remember in my house is that music was always being played. I don't know why I'm in the music so much. My family's not necessarily the most musical of families. But there is always music going on in my house.


Andrew Keller

You want them to remember that is like a fun memory. You want them to continue to listen to music. What do you know?


Larry

I don't know. I don't care what they do, necessarily, but I want them to have a fond memory of in our house. There was always music playing. Well,


Unknown Speaker

maybe they they joined a cult in Guyana. Some Kool Aid would be like, oh, Dad was always playing.


Larry

Like a fun, nice. No,


Andrew Keller

it is fun. I thought you sent me this quote and I thought about music is magic. And I think there's a lot of levels to it, you can hear a song and you can instantly be transported back to a memory or a feeling or a time a lot of stuff like reminds me of college. But the first thing I thought of is music as a teaching tool. The ABCs if you think about it, it's 26 letters 24. Because at left of just like random things, and you can remember it because it's a song. I know every capital of the South American ever the continent of South America because of a song that learned in Peru, Lima, Peru, La Paz. Better gwy the good chili anyway. So I just think it's as cool. I don't understand why it does it. But music is like this fun. Not even necessarily fun, but it's a way to help memorize like D. You probably don't learn stuff. Well, you don't do schoolwork anymore. But do your kids ever use stuff like that? They go to a fancy school? Do


Larry

they use music to teach all the time coming home sing in Spanish songs? mainly in their Spanish classes? I don't know if they're saying bad words. I'm less like, are they saying belga? Because they're saying that they're learning the wrong stuff.


Andrew Keller

Yeah. So I mean, I think that's that's the magic behind it. But then there's also there's only there's only so many notes in the world. And there's unique songs that keep coming become getting invented. You can borrow from music. I don't know. Do you play any instruments? Or do you just like listening to it?


Larry

I played the saxophone for like, 13 years from like, third grade to high college ish.


Andrew Keller

Wow,


Unknown Speaker

pull up my axe some time.


Andrew Keller

You you learn stuff about me all the time. I feel like that was a good That was a good one. It's kind of like you working at Disneyland for a while. Did you play the saxophone at Disneyland?


Larry

I did not. I was not good enough. Not nowhere near good enough to play. Yeah.


Andrew Keller

So I mean going to concerts? I don't know. I think we're just listing things that what's your favorite song? What would song if you're in a bad mood can get you going?


Larry

Someone was telling me I was hearing this recently. Like the music that you're most connected to your favorite music is something from your childhood for some particular reason. And when I was growing up, I was hanging out with his crew, like fourth fifth grade that was really into ska music. So I'm gravitate, gravitate to music that has lots of horns in it. Hmm, maybe part of the reason why I picked up the saxophone


Andrew Keller

as well. I guess that makes sense. I've heard that you gravitate or your most strong memories are from your childhood, but like one song that I like is the fight song. It's by Rachel Platten, I think is her name. And it's, it's I use it. I use it the other day I was running and I was like I need to dig deep and finish in the next three minutes. And so I put five song on I'm like, Yes. So it can also like it for me I can use it to run with or you could be associate path like my brother and run 10 miles a day and listening to music which I don't understand how he does that. I think actual runners don't need music to listen to but to get me through it is it's a distraction.


Larry

Do you think you're a true runner if you're not having and listening to music, just to add to this idea of music being magic is that I feel like it's one of the only things that when I'm in a bad mood, if I could put on music, it sort of changes the whole vibe of who I am. I can literally just get out of a funk by listening to music.


Andrew Keller

I wonder if that has anything to do with what your personality type is we, Nicole and I have been talking a lot about our personality types. I'm an extrovert for me to clean the house effectively, if I put on music, I can just do it. And the music's kind of there in the background, maybe keeping me company, she does not need music to show just clean in silence. Or if we drive somewhere, if I don't put music on, she is 100% happy sitting with no sound. It's eating me inside the entire time. So I wonder if it has anything to do with this like me needing to be stimulated by something while I'm doing a mundane task.


Larry

You know, so funny because I really don't mind going to people's houses that don't have dishwasher and washing dishes. As long as there's music on I'll literally wash dishes for hours all volunteer all do the dishes. Hmm. You know the thing about music, I tend to take it everywhere, too. So like we're going to a picnic, I'll bring a portable player. And it's interesting to figure out just along the lines of your fiance. When I go to someone's house and we're sitting down to dinner at my house, there would always be music, I'd make a playlist I'd make sure that the appropriate sounds were going on. But it's always fun to go to someone's house and then see if they do or do not have music. Are these music people? Will there ever be music? I don't know. It's funny to see the personalities behind it.


Andrew Keller

Well, so I'm surprised a little bit you cultivate playlists? Like you say, Okay, this is gonna go here. And you spend time like, absolutely. Wow, see, I always like having music on but I just do like your daily mix on Spotify. I think meet sitting for me sitting down to cultivate a playlist is tedious.


Larry

And I do actually really enjoy that. I like that feature. I think it's that's another thing about a person's personality. Do you only listen to music that you've curated? Or do you ever have people curate you mute music I loved Spotify is playlist for you. I also really liked listening to morning goes eclectic, which is out of Southern California. Those people spend like 12 hours putting this music playlist for four hours. And I love hearing the music that someone an expert is put together for me.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, it's can be very powerful. Just like I don't really think DJs do too much. But they I mean, when I actually look at it, they do like the DJs like Calvin Harris or whatever the people that get paid a lot of money, know how to use music to control a crowd. And you see these EDM festivals and they can get 1000s of people like in sync and they they wait for the bass to drop and they get people with anticipation. So there is a lot you I guess you can control people with music.


Larry

Definitely. And just along those lines, like I feel like we're a year out from going live music totally cannot imagine what it's going to be like to go and see a band again, at a venue that I love. I'm so excited that because I feel like it's kind of close. Now we're getting closer to that happening. And I'm like, man, where's that first concert could be wherever you want to go to the Swedish music American Music Hall. Do I want to go to a big arena? Like what do I want my first experience to be?


Andrew Keller

Yeah, or I guess Also, if you think of iconic movies, like if I say Jurassic? Oh, yeah, everyone listening probably gets the same score in their head right now. He had Star Wars, all sorts of Gladiator Hans Zimmer, john Williams,


Larry

could you drop in the Hans Zimmer on us today?


Andrew Keller

It can transform any movie. But anyway,


Larry

I close today's episode with the another quote. Yeah, book book. And this comes from Nietzsche who says, without music, life would be a mistake. Wow.


Andrew Keller

That's interesting. Well, if you feel like making a mistake, please reach out. You can find this every person podcast on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I'm Andrew Keller from Russell Crowe saying thanks for stopping by.



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