Music. It's one of those things in our lives that we just feel no matter what the language of the song, the tone of the song, or the instrument the song is played with. We literally just get it. We feel what the songs are sung about, what the notes played by the instruments mean, without even hearing the lyrics themselves.
This is why I sometimes prefer instrumental songs. They can be so powerful when all you hear is the raw emotion in the notes played by the musician. You almost don't need words to the songs. Why? Because the music itself can tell you everything you need to know about what the musician is trying to say.
Enter New Orleans. A place rich not just in music but also the experience of music. It's a way of life. Jazz is everywhere you look - in the houses, in the people, in the culture - the city just lives and breathes this style of music. And to be there... ahhhh. To be there and experience it for yourself, to feel just how much of this city is jazz music... it's just a wonderful feeling, and the feeling of music pours out from every part of the city.
You're walking down Frenchmen Street. It's any time of day, and there's music coming from everywhere. Follow your ears, and walk into the club that sounds best to you. Sit down, close your eyes, and enjoy the experience of the incredible music that comes from New Orleans. It's like nowhere else in the world.