Music hath charms...

Yes, it does. I was looking desperately, anywhere, for something to help me cope with Brexit, and an old remedy - from my busiest teaching days - came to mind. Buy some new music. Yes, I know. We fogies should be watching the pennies, not splashing out, but this was a serious crisis. and, I have to say, it's really helped. Every time i go back to think seriously about Brexit I'm still depressed and angry, but I do that less often than I did, partly because I'm getting a buzz - well, different kinds of buzz : gutsy country and western from Margo Price, subtle, witty jazz singing from Claire Martin, and a gorgeous set of standards from Brad Mehldau's twinkling piano. i'm lucky to be able to afford it, but the world's a cheerier place.