It was a long day at the Country Wild Music Festival in Cobourg and thankfully my shoulder and back held up from holding that beast of a 70-200 lens, but what an unbelievable experience it has been.

Music brings people together. There just something powerful about a few chords and those seven notes, with minor and major variations.

It’s amazing I think that there are really seven notes and three primary colours, and by mixing, stretching, pushing, pulling, and experimenting have have enriched ourselves and shaped all of humanity. 

I love 1980’s Heavy Metal. 

Bands like Tesla, Cinderella, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, and I could go on. 

Poison, Warrant, Ratt, Faster Pussycat, Roxy Blue, Firehouse, Metallica, Whitesnake, LA Guns, The London Quireboys, Ozzy, Zakk Wylde, Queensryche, AC/DC, Motley Crue, and so on, and so on and so on.

I only mention this because I’m showing off and it takes me back to my younger years. Music does that. My teenage years has a soundtrack and you have a soundtrack too. It’s truly magical. Put one of those songs on and it takes you back to a time that no longer exists. To a time that a younger person might never care to know.

Music connects the soul but that doesn’t mean people connect to music.

This wonderful Country Wild Music Festival has some of the best music I’ve ever heard, and I’m not really a country fan. What was sad was that it was terribly under attended. I’m not sure what else people had to do that day, but some of them should have spent it with us, being human, making stories, because it’s good for their soul.

I’m going to play some Lynyrd Skynyrd later today, that’s if the power is back and I can be civilized again. Currently I am harnessing the power outlet in a coffee shop, but I have faith that order will be restored.

The only thing the night was missing was a Blue Rodeo song. I will have to overlook this terrible tragedy, but I did my utmost diligence that the wonderful acts that came all the way from Nashville to play in Cobourg know who they are. They promised that if and when they return, they will perhaps add a song or two into their repertoire.

It’s good for their soul too!


Photo credit: ME