Letter From the Editor

By Leslie Moore

Letter from the Editor

Both of my children love music, led by their music-loving mother I’m sure. My daughter says she can remember hearing the sledge hammer beat of Led Zeppelin from her crib – that was my favorite house-cleaning music at the time. Our home had an eclectic playlist – along with Robert Plant’s soprano screams, Shawn grew up hearing everything from Vivaldi to Waylon Jennings to Frank Sinatra. As she grew up, she developed her own taste in music, most of which I loved – music was the one thing we could nearly always agree on, regardless of the many things on which we didn’t. Mother-daughter relationships can be difficult, and ours certainly was. One year, for her birthday, which is this month, Shawn wanted to go to Atlanta to see Radiohead, a band I had never grown to love like some of her other favorites. But, it was her birthday, so we went, just the two of us. I remember us finding our seats in the huge venue and listening to the opening act – I thought this was going to be a long night. Well, eventually, Thom Yorke, lead singer for Radiohead, walked on stage, an ordinary-looking man, surrounded by the other members of the band. He stood quietly in front of the microphone for a moment, looked out on the audience of thousands of people, and the opening notes of the first song began to play. When this incredible musician began to sing, every single person in attendance stopped. And when I say stopped, I mean there was absolutely no noise in the huge amphitheatre except the beautiful, ethereal music coming from the stage. The man and his music contained a magic that kept all of us enthralled for the next 90 minutes. It was one of the best concerts I’ve ever attended, and a memory I’ll always cherish of a time with my beautiful daughter that I love so very much. Her birthday will always be one of the best days of my life.

If I cannot fly, let me sing.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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