Greg Johnson is a real storm chaser – a tornado hunter. He takes photos and lives in, what I imagine, a huge state of adrenaline. After meeting Greg at the Canadian Cancer Society Conference, where I was speaking and he was taking fantastic photos, we discussed some of our favourite music. It was clear at the onset – we were musically compatible. I was absolutely delighted when he asked me to generate a set list for an upcoming storm chase.
Pre-selected music can be used for different occasions. But what happens when you try to match music to an experience you have never had before? Well you might remember that it doesn’t always go so well like when I planned music to use during the labour and delivery of my baby.
Fast forward to today… now I am planning music for a storm chase – another experience I have no first hand knowledge of. Here’s what I did…I tried to imagine my own emotional state as I drove near a big storm. I looked through Greg’s amazing photos and remembered Helen Hunt in Twister. Then I imagined what it would be like to get up close and personal with Mother Nature’s strength and determination to again prove to all of us that at the end of the day she wins.
You may not agree with my choices but here it goes – JENNIFER’S FIRST STORM CHASER SET LIST – Live Out Loud!Up Around The Bend – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Life In the Fast Lane – Eagles
Listen To The Music – The Doobie Brothers
Joy To The World – Three Dog Night
American Woman – Guess Who
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – Bachman-Turner
Tush – ZZ Top
After Midnight – Eric Clapton
Walk Of Life – Dire Straits
Paranoid – Black Sabbath
Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
Lights – Journey
Blitzkrieg Bop – The Ramones Take It On the Run – REO Speedwagon
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Owner Of A Lonely Heart – Yes
Dreamer – Supertramp
Right By Your Side – Eurythmics
Me And Bobby McGhee – Janis Joplin __________________________
Jennifer Buchanan is the happy owner of JB Music Therapy, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011. Our “Music Speaks” Blog: 50 Musical Motivators for 2011 (MMs) aims to Help you Relax, Reflect and Remember what you Value Most