Somebody on my forum recently brought up an old track from one of my favorite movies ever.
There aren't many songs out there that can paint images in the mind so vividly as this. It isn't just images either... it is like being transported to a completely new place entirely. As the song begins, I feel as though I am standing in a valley somewhere in the wilderness. While I am indoors inside stale air conditioned air in reality, I can almost feel the breeze and low air pressure and humidity, with the scent of dry grass and soil and dust and leather in the wind, and the heat of the sun. I can see the giant billowing clouds on a very colorful and magnificent horizon. I guess that is part of the reason the movie it is from is so great.
I would give anything to go to some place like that, but in Florida, there is nothing around for miles but paved roads with grimy intersections filled with traffic, fast food and convenience store chains. It is quite a depressing and demoralizing place. It is good to have music and movies to remind us that not all the world is garbage.
I know most of you probably have some music tucked away in your favorites lists that hold a similar effect. Lets see them!