In general, I'm not an aesthete and I'm not expressive. I don't draw, and I don't surround myself with visual beauty. I write, but not on an emotional level, and I rarely read. Yes, I play a musical instrument, but not well and certainly not with any emotion, and I rarely listen to music.
But you know, because of work stuff, I won't get to go to band rehearsal tonight or Friday, and it actually kind of hurts. I've always loved band, which is why I got back into it recently after having last played in college over twenty years ago, but I don't think I've ever really realized until today how happy it makes me to go and play music, just once or twice a week. Neither band I'm in right now are particularly good, but we love playing.
And another thing. I might be in a rotten mood, but hearing the DW theme - mostly the series 2 version, but really any version, especially those from the classic show - always brightens me up. It's simply a gorgeous piece of music.
P.S. My icon... I don't know of any other sources of DT playing music, except "Music of the Spheres" and Campbell Bain playing guitar, so I grabbed a pic of Roderick conducting. I just wanted to point out that "Music of the Spheres" and Roderick Peterson are stellar examples of an actor with no musical background having no idea what a conductor really does and playing one anyway. :)