Music

Music? It’s been around for a while. Since before, as my dearly departed mum would say, Adam was a lad. Humans have been tapping their toes, humming along or singing heartily to bops, beats, swings or swoons of their choice since cavemen (or cavewomen) rapped stick against stick, stick against rock or indeed stick against head and thought, ‘wow that’s a pretty neat rhythm, I think I might grunt in time to that’.

Before one knew it they and their peers would have been singing the composition around a campfire and handing it down to their offspring to do the same. And of course the animal kingdom have been creating music; communication, in their own way long before that.

So music is nothing new and the emotion it can create has never wavered. Backtrack circa 4th century B.C., famed Greek philosopher Plato quoted this pearl:

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”

As far as I’m concerned, Plato was about spot on.