When my oldest son, Christian, was in grade school, we went to my mother’s house for a visit. Mom kept her old records down in the basement for years and Christian discovered them. He asked me if they were giant CD’s. We had a good laugh. We explained to him about record players and how they work. I think most of it went in one ear and out the other. Those of us who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s probably owned a record player and a few records too. I still have a couple of my childhood favorites: Sesame Street Christmas and a Walt Disney record. I played them countless times and knew every single word. I was fortunate to be able to listen to most of my parent’s records also. A favorite of mine was Crocodile Rock by Elton John. I also enjoyed listening to my dad’s CCR record. To this day, I know every word of Crocodile Rock. The coolest record was a red record by Elvis Presley. I think it was the soundtrack to the movie Girl Happy. Neil Sedaka was another of my favorites. Like many of you, I have cherished music throughout my life and I am excited to write more blog posts about it.
I am thankful that Christian also enjoys music even though some of it sounds like “jungle music”. I have kept an open mind and put some of his songs on my iPod – like music by Wiz Khalifa, Flo Rida, Mike Posner and other songs I would have never heard of if it wasn’t for him. Music is a way for all of us to connect, even if we are generations apart. What kind of music did you enjoy when you were young?