I’ve been loving the Phantom of the Opera lately – you know, the new-ish one with Gerard Butler. It’s so amazing! I’m deeply attracted to the music, and though I’m not a big opera fan, I’m enchanted with this movie and all the music with it. And, weirdly enough, the more I listen to it and admire the Phantom of the Opera music, the less I like metal. I’ve realized lately that I’m just not liking metal all that much.
Plus, we have to be careful with the music that we do listen to. Music evokes such powerful feelings – and very easily at that. All you need is a simple tune to change your mood. I’ve written about the influence of music before, but I just now thought of it again. And, being a Christian, I need to make sure that the music I listen to doesn’t evoke ungodly feelings, or put images in my head that are dishonoring to God. This is one reason why I’m glad that I’m not so attracted to screemo music anymore – I definitely feel like other kinds of music are more God-honoring for me. Don’t get me wrong – I still love rock and pop – most definitely. Just not metal so much. 😉
Hebrews 2:1 states, “We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.”
I’m enamored with the orchestra from Phantom of the Opera. “Music of the Night”, “All I Ask of You”, “Point of No Return”, and of course the theme “Phantom of the Opera” are all major favorites of mine. I can actually play most of the theme song on the piano, and I’m trying to learn “All I Ask of You”. However, after my surgery, I forgot pretty much everything about playing the piano, so it’s still pretty difficult for me. I’m doing my best to learn it all again, though, no worries! (Ok, so I’m not sure why you’d be worried…)
Also, speaking of music, my friend Rachael over at Rachael’s Writings posted this video on her blog, and I was so fascinated with it, I just had to post it on my blog as well. The theme music for Pirates of the Caribbean is awesome, and this guy is amazing. His hands are so fast…I wish I could play like that one day. And I totally dig his hair – it just adds to his dramatic effect. 😀
And no, my love for the Pirates music does not have anything to do with the fact whatsoever that Johnny Depp starrs in the movies. At all. Zip, zero, zilch. 😉
Tell me what you think!