I married a Morning show host- D.J. so you can imagine that music was part of the wooing process. We lived in the same high-rise building in Boston and I can remember going to my car one day and there was a CD tucked underneath my windshield wiper.
It was a recording of Sade and her music embodies the beauty of love and attraction. If you want to set the mood, go with Sade.
I chose all the music for my father’s wake and funeral. I wanted Opera music to be playing at his wake as he was a lover of going to Lincoln Center for the entire Opera season. He loved it and used to make us listen to it as we ventured into Manhattan when we were children.
I disliked it as a child but grew to love it as my father did and I enjoyed attending a few operas with him before he died. I hear that music and my eyes well up as I think of the passion that stirred my father. I can’t even hear certain songs that were played at his funeral as they are just too sad. How power music is in keeping memories alive and intense.