Getting in tune

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

The Who wrote a song for an album they released called Who’s Next called “Getting in Tune.”

Although the song, like many songs of that era, was about picking up a girl, the lyrics have some other meaning to them as well.

“I’m sending this note ’cause it fits in well

With the chords I’m playing

I can’t pretend there’s any meaning here

Or the things I’m saying
 
 But I’m in tune.”

He’s singing about being into with the music within him.

In a flow state.

Music has no meaning per se but is in harmony with life.

Contrast that with later lyrics in the song.

I’ve got it all here in my head
 There’s nothing more needs to be said
 I’m just bangin’ on my old piano
 I’m getting in tune to the straight and narrow

Banging on my old piano.

Getting in tune to the straight and narrow

Dissonant music is what comes to mind.

Not in flow.

Harsh.

Angry.

Does any of that feel like you?

I know it has with me, especially as I approach pivot point and start looking at other options.

It’s scary for me to do that, having spent so much time in one area professionally, in tune with the straight and narrow.

But, I’m in tune.

I see something much more clearly about what I should do next.

It won’t be hard because I’m in tune.

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2021

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “NoCareer Angles | Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2000 episodes. He also hosts Job Search TV on YouTube, Amazon and Roku, as well as on BingeNetworks.tv for Apple TV and 90+ smart sets.

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