Dr. Wright’s ‘pick you up’ medicine

The good news, our Federal Election result is now signed off (for the moment). The even better news is I have the remedy IF you’re feeling a little (or a lot) blue, low, below par (not my golf game), down in the dumps, not up to scratch, despondent, flat, etc. etc.

Y’see, I’m coming to the end of a week off work and, well, a week just isn’t long enough to cut it with me, at least not these days. Think I’m just getting crusty and older, at a time in my life where the daily work routine becomes just too routine ! “The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind”, well sort of Mr Dylan.

Whether you’re a Baby Boomer or not, next time the mind is playing negative tricks with your positive mojo, my medicine is to reach for ‘HELP’. Re-issued in digitally mastered clarity in 2009, The Beatles 14 track journey will give you the pick up you need, or as I once wrote in a ‘station liner’ during my NSW regional radio days…”For an injection in the right direction…”

The medicine in music is not to be scoffed at. Even with a negative title like “You’re Going To Lose That Girl”, if you take on board the overall UP feel of the album including Ringo doing the country gem “Act Naturally”, I reckon your state of mind will get that kick start it craves. If The Beatles are not your thing, I encourage you to ‘self prescribe’ (it’s legal) the musical medicine that works for you. It may be a case of trial and error and a little more of this and a little less of that, but you’ll know when you’ve achieved relief. Perhaps “Love Is The Drug” as dispensed by Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music is your answer ?

In San Francisco they named a beautiful rose garden after legendary KFRC radio great, the late  Dr. Don Rose. When my time is up all I want is a plaque stating in part “he loved his family, paid his bills and had a passion for music”. I’d be keen to hear of your uplifting music experience.