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Song of the Day: “Better Things” by Ray Davies

April 26, 2011

This is a new feature I am going to be testing with my blog given my love of music and the emotional connection it has to my life and work.  In my personal and professional opinion, great songwriters are like poets who offer insight into the human experience and reflect on what they are sensing, feeling, and seeing at any given point in time.

Ray Davies is one of the top singer/songwriters of his generation and a personal favorite of mine.  His songwriting catalogue is a gift to anyone who appreciates the songwriting and music craft. If you have ever seen him live, you’ll also know that he is the consummate performer.  This is a great song he wrote with The Kinks offering words of warmth, hope and inspiration for a friend going through life changes – something we can all relate to: