August 7, 2015– DAN MANGAN

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‘Spot light on a Song’

Happy Friday music lovers! It is a beautiful morning here in the PNW. I feel very grateful as I’ve been laid up in a dark hole the past week recovering from a pretty grim illness. I can honestly say I felt like death at some points wondering if I would ever just feel good again. But like most times in life, I healed. Time always does in some way. Certainly with matters of the heart.

I once read a series of books titled “Hector”. The first for his search of happiness, second for his search for lost time, and third for his search of love. With certainty (and I’ve read a lot of books over the years), they are my most beloved. Profoundly simple and honest. Details might be forgotten, but meaning that is engrained in my soul for my eternity.

While I was sick, I came across “Hector” made for the big screen. I had recalled seeing a preview for it about a year ago while seeing another smaller film. And remember being so excited to see it. But I never did. And it came and went without me remembering to stop to remember to see it. And now, a year later, there it was. On my Netflix. With nothing but time to heal. So I watched it. And fell in love all over again.

I’m not a huge proponent of good books transferring well to film. Usually it fails. But I can say music fans, this was spot on. In every aspect. And it made me happy, even if just for an hour and a half.

The soundtrack is superb. Written and played by Dan Mangan and Jesse Zubot. A masterpiece. What a feeling of letting go can give you; an amazing experience that makes so much sense of our silly and selfish lives.

I am grateful for so many things. Sometimes we might forget, overlook and be consumed with unimportant things. But for this moment, I am grateful for you and your continued love for music….and what I have to say about it.

with love…..

~Abby K

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