MMM, Monday Morning Message (Nov. 9, 2020)

Monday Morning Message

Start your week off with a dose of music. The MMM is a wide-ranging collection of articles and performances that are sure to bring a smile and pique your interest. If you'd like to receive our weekly sharing of music and resources by email, simply sign up. 

CCM flute studentNovember 9, 2020 MMM

"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything”.
What songs trigger a happy or sad memory for you? Or, maybe song lyrics have inspired you to help others, run that extra mile, start a new hobby, or jumpstart your entrepreneurial spirit. There are 60 impactful songs that do just that for Bono.
We already know that music and practicing an instrument fuels brain development. Surprisingly, it also has a place on the operating table. We hope this week's MMM provides inspiration, a few shivers down the spine, and reasons to keep the music going.
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Interlude, by Frances Wilson, March 23, 2016
Photo credit: Rolling Stone, May 15, 2020
Bono: 60 Songs That Saved My Life by Bono, RollingStone, May 15, 2020
"Bono celebrates his 60th birthday by writing 60 fan letters to his musical heroes, from the Beatles and the Ramones to Beyoncé and Billie Eilish"
In his outpouring of emotions, he tells us why he loves these songs and their musicians. Each of his short fan letters provides insight and a new perspective to these 60 songs.

Operating Table Music

A somewhat scary thought, brain surgeons sometimes need their patients to be awake during surgery so that they can monitor how things are going. A musician playing off key could signal an incorrect surgical move.
Classic FM presents incredible videos of musicians playing while undergoing brain surgery.
These musicians keep on making music… in the middle of major surgery (Article and photo credit: Classic FM, 26 July 2019)