Tuesday, July 23, 2013
A Time for Music by Stacey from This Momma's Ramblings
Guest post by Stacey @ This Momma's Ramblings
For as long as I can remember I have always had a passion for music; for me any time is a time for music. Whether it was sadness, happiness, anger, loneliness, or any other feeling that I might have it was a time for music. I remember as a kid, playing records on my grandma's record player. Albums like Peter, Paul, & Mary, and a Magical World of Disney album. Playing the electronic organ that sat in her bedroom, which came with numbers and a book that matched. To this day, the song "On Top Of Spaghetti" still makes me smile. I played the clarinet in the school band, sang in the glee club, and spent many hours belting out tunes at the top of my lungs.
I can find a song for just about any mood that I am in. There really is actually very few styles of music that I don't love. Through the years, I have listened to different genres and eras of music. During my childhood, my first memory of music was listening to Elvis Presley on my moms 8-track deck. Enjoying the likes of Kiss and Aerosmith blaring from my older siblings rooms. To developing my own tastes over the years. I have been known to listen to opera, classical, orchestra, heavy metal, hard rock, Celtic rock, religious hymns, and contemporary Christian rock, maybe even a little country, and a small amount of mild rap. The most amazing feeling comes when I get goose bumps from a particular song.
Some of my favorite songs even combine genres, kind of like when Metallica did the album with the symphony orchestra. Or sounds that come from certain instruments, like taking a string bow to an electric guitar, or even electrifying a violin to create a whole other intensity to the music. The synthesized sounds that an electric keyboard can make or the song of a saxophone drifting through the air.
During these last 40 years, there have been so many changes in the music scene. I was young during the 70's, but I remember the music more than anything else. I loved Neil Sedaka, The Bee Gees, Kiss, and too many others to name. The flamboyancy of artists like Meatloaf and Queen. Then the 80's hit, flamboyancy got bigger and the tweeny/teen years hit. Posters on the wall, jammin out to the bands that made up the "British Invasion" of that time...Duran Duran, Wham, and Queen. Remembering where I was and what I was doing during "Live Aid" and watching as much of it as I could. Listening to the grunge sound as it hit in the 90's, with bands like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.
Now to today, sharing songs with the kids, trading music with D-man, and finding more and more music to add to my iPod, wishing for one with a larger memory! LOL! It makes me happy, and makes me feel good. For me there is always a time for music!