As we are now rolling along in October, I get to enjoy some of my favorite music in the OR. Classic rock is the music of my youth, and everything from Heavy Metal, to Hair Metal, to Alternative and Grunge will make the playlist.
Operating to music makes everything better. It activates my creative brain, puts the patient more at ease upon entering the room, and keeps the energy level of all of my employees up throughout the session.
As a recording artist with an album under my belt, (Used Karmas- check it out on itunes, Spotify, or at usedkarmas.com) it keeps me humble to know how much better everything we listen to is than my own music. If it weren’t for all the cosmetic plastic surgery, I might have the time I need to get better.
The mood extends into patient days as well, although we do not pump metal into our waiting room. Sometimes Spanish Rock sneaks in, with Jarabe de Palo and Mana. It is all rock and roll to me. It is my tribute to the music that fed my soul growing up.
Please join me and appreciate the Rock inside of all of you. Be it at work if possible, in the car, at home, or during exercise. Rock on, my brothers!