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GeoffThe Music of My Life

Music Day #12
 

When I hear the music the prompt brings up the person who has brought more music into my life and heart than ever before. My wonderful partner Geoff. He makes my heart sing, but he still insists I need to learn how to growl, I do not see why he would think that is hot, however he is a grindcore musician. Geoff is my conductor in this little jaunt at the moment.

He has taught me to broaden my wings and I have learned there is more in this world than just naughty jazz by Nelly McKay and heart wrenching songs by Sara McLaughlin. There is music in everything and with it being a memory invoking brain trigger, the history of my brain music could cause a stroke with some religious people. I was not always so centered on specific music. My parents raised me with a record player and a collection which stretched from Santana to Beethoven. I was going to be a Choral teacher at one point and sang in all the advanced and featured choral groups in high school. Music means memories

Memories of AC/CD, The Who, Rush, Robert Plant, Van Halen (with David Lee Roth), The Police, U2, Sara McLaughlin at George, WA on the Gorge . Tracy Chapman, Black Flag, Alice and Chains (pre and post record deal), Pearl Jam (naughty memories). I lived in Seattle and grew up in the 80’s. Music started playing a part of my life a long time ago.

What are some of your memories which music brings back?

The challenge

~ March 1st – 29th (weekdays only)ch 29. ~ Write a 50-100 word post for each daily prompt on your own blog . I am choosing to write Haiku with a little anecdote or an opinion, perhaps some poetry… but definitely my opinion!

 

5 Comments

  1. I’m a child of the 80s, too, although I grew up in a small town in Eastern Montana, so I didn’t have access to much but Top 40 stuff until the 90s. But there are some songs that just always give me a happy, and usually I don’t even know why. They vary from “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns ‘n’ Roses to “The Right Stuff” by that one boy band… (umm, that’s naughty memories, too LOL). I’ve always loved music, though, of all kinds, ranging from disco to death metal, easy listening to eerie… all forms of metal, classic rock, parody rock (Weird Al) and satire rock (GWAR). Love it.

  2. I’m a child of the 70s 🙂 My parents loved music, so we always had a loud house.

    Music is for sharing, great that you have the lovely Geoff x.

    • My brother was a child of the 70s, so I heard that music, too. I grew up with Simon & Garfunkle and the Beach Boys and early Styx and the Sweet in addition to my dad’s old cowboy music and the music my mom liked from the 50s to Jitterbug to. LOL It’s no wonder my musical tastes are so eclectic!

  3. Music is mostly bad memories for me. I am virtually tone deaf–maybe partly due to not having much music in the house at all growing up (way before the 70’s!). I’ve been teased about my poor singing voice and inability to find a beat all my life. The best music for me is playing on the radio in the car when I’m alone and can sing all the oldies!

    Linda
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    • Aww, I’m so sorry Linda! My mom was also tone-deaf and “couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket” as she put it, but it never stopped her! She loved swing music and anything with a swing-like beat (she really liked “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen) and would start to click her tongue and do a little jitterbug when she heard things like that. Dad only listens to country, but Mom was always willing to listen to “my” music with me. We didn’t always mesh very well, but she did okay. Anyway, when her first grandchild came along, she did the same sorts of things she did with me in exposing her to music, but Jessi would have nothing of it, and when she was old enough to speak, she would say things like “Don’t sing, Grandma…” *shakes head* That kid STILL doesn’t like music! Then again, my brother also listens only to country, so I imagine I would probably dislike music, too, if that was all I had ever been exposed to! *shudders*

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