What role does music play in your life?
Music has always been a big part of my life. Way back in the day, around 1963, my dad played in a bluegrass band. He played the guitar and the bass. I learned to buck dance at bluegrass festivals. Every Friday night we would gather at somebody’s home to practice bluegrass music and buck dancing. I still love bluegrass music to this day.
If you don’t know what buck dancing is, this is for you:
I remember getting my first record player in 1969. The first single 45 record I bought was Stevie Wonder’s “For Once in My Life”.
I loved ‘The Jackson Five’, ‘The Osmond’s', and ‘Bobby Sherman’. As a teen, I fell in love with ‘KISS’, ‘Fleetwood Mac’, ‘Aerosmith’, and ‘The Rolling Stones’. When ‘Saturday Night Fever’ became a hit, music turned ‘Disco’. I did not like Disco Music, so I listened to Country for awhile. Remember ‘Willie, Waylon, & Me’? ‘David Alan Cole’? ‘Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash’? ‘Emmylou Harris’?
The 80′s brought me back to rock. I still loved ‘Michael Jackson’, but the 80′s brought a lot of new bands: ‘Bon Jovi’, ‘Def Leppard’, ‘Duran Duran’, ‘Hall and Oates’, ‘Journey’, ‘U2′, ‘INXS’, and the list goes on and on. Then there was ‘Madonna’, ‘Whitney Houston’, ‘Cyndi Lauper’, ‘Prince’, and many more.
The 90′s brought alternative music, which I still love, and grunge music, which I hate. I listened to ‘Loreena McKinnet’, Celtic music, new age music, and lots of Native American Drum music. That’s where I’m still at music wise. I don’t like the new country, but I still like the old stuff.
I would say that basically I just love music. Unless it’s rap, hard rock, grunge, or new country.
I will leave you with one of my ‘right now’ favorites.