Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday Snaptshot


I've been gone so long, that I have a million things on my mind that  I had wanted to do/post about, so....this is a accumulation  of all those things, music, daughters-in-law, and SATURDAY SNAPSHOT.

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda of West Metro Mommy.  It’s easy to participate – just post a picture that was taken by you, a friend, or a family member and add your link on Melinda’s site.


I love music. And I've been wanting to write a blog post on how much I love music. But I've never been quite sure how to do that.
I mean, yes, I love music, but no, I do not play an instrument or sing, nor can I read music. (the Handyman can, which is really weird to me. He just remembers it from his elementary music lessons).  So I can't really tell you anything specific.  I just like to listen to it.  A lot. 
But why would this be interesting to anyone?  I have no idea.  But my mom will read it and like it.  She likes everything I do.  ~grins~
I'll post it, but then I'm gonna post about banana cake really fast, so everyone will think I'm 'normal'.

 I like all music...every single genre there is.  My favorite being the decades of the 60's and 70's, and my least favorite are Rap and Hard- Headbanger Rock Music.  I'll listen to it tho, and I have an appreciation for it. 

I just got back from a visit with my parents and they sent me home with their old record albums. Close to 200 of them.

I couldn't let the records go to a rummage sale, I just couldn't.  OR a recycled record place. And I could not let them be made into chip bowls (I've seen this done. Kinda cool, but not for MY albums. You just heat one with a blow-drying and it will bend and shape into a bowl.) But what the heck am I going to do with 200 'easy-listening' record albums. BUT--at least they are from the 60's and the 70's, my favorite!  It'll be fun to listen to them.   Now I am going to segue into this strange subject---my daughters-in-law.  Not that they are strange, but you  might think it  strange going from music to my son's wives in one blog post.  I do not.     I like music.  I like them.  It seems perfectly natural to me.  
Or maybe this post is really about them, my daughters-in-law.  I like them very much.

My daughter-in-law Sadie, once worked at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale, while she was going to school (yep, I am  blatantly bragging/name dropping.  I can't help it, I am proud).
I love Sacred Music!  ( For the next year, NPR will take a musical journey across America, which is one of the most religiously diverse countries on earth. They want to discover and celebrate the many ways in which people make spiritual music — individually and collectively, inside and outside houses of worship. )
It's different for all people--and I just love the diversity of 'sacred' music.
(of course I also LOVE the Partridge Family....I'm just saying, I really like all  kinds of  music)



This is a photo of  Sadie and my son Marcus, taken this summer at the Annual Conference of the CA-NV United Methodist Church.
She is a Methodist Minister and this was at her commissioning.  

for the record Sadie's favorite music is not church music, but country music.  I felt I must state that---it was ME who loved the Institute of Sacred Music.
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My daughter-in-law, Jessica is very patient when I asked dumb music questions.  But now I  understand  that there are genres inside of genres inside of genres, when it comes to music.  Between Jessica and SongPop on facebook, that is. 
I saw once on SongPop that there is  'East Coast Rap' and 'West Coast Rap', and I was seriously amazed.  So, Jessica explained the difference to me.  She also introduced words/phrases like  "G-rap", "Crunk"  and  'electro-world pop" to me.  Oh..and the group "Leftover Crack", a punk band.

*For the record---and in case you're ever playing Trivial Pursuit and this question comes up:
East Coast Rap are artists like:  the Notorious B.I.G or Biggie,  Puff Daddy or Sean 'Puffy' Combs
and West Coast: Dr. Dre and 2Pak
I will end the history lesson here...but I just find all that stuff interesting.  I'm all  kinda dorky.
BUT---Jessica can talk the talk with me.  Or, rather, I can ask her any ridiculous question about music genre's and  she explains things to me.



This is a photo of Jessica and my son Dustin, in my backyard last fall.


My daughter-in-law Mara has introduced me to a whole new world of  international music.  The music of Mexico.  It's much more complex and intricate  than we think--- not as stereotypical and trite as we in the United States think it is.  It IS NOT only a Mariachi band, it is so much more,  although Mariachi bands serve a purpose too.    
My grandson,  watched a video of Luke and Mara's wedding and they had a Mariachi band, Camron (my grandson) said to me,  "turn it off, I can't stop dancing!"
It's true---sometimes  you just can't stop your feet from moving.



This is Mara and my son Luke, last Christmas at their house in Arizona.
Oh...and this was right before my grandson Christopher was born. 
I was waiting, I just KNEW he would come at Christmas, but nope he waited until after the new year.


My family is used to me asking stupid questions like---if you went to a party and had to take one CD  or the music of one artist, who would it be?  What is your 'theme' music?
So, now I'm asking  you....what CD would you take to a party if you had to chose one that is 'you'?

So there you have it.  My rambling.  Have a great rest of your day.  I have to go make the banana snack cake now.  I'll post about it tomorrow.

7 comments:

Brona Joy said...

You have very right to be proud of your daughters in law! They sound like remarkable young women.

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely family.

THANKS for sharing.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Saturday Snapshot

Melinda Ott said...

Great pictures! As for one CD to a party....hmmmm! Go ahead and judge me...I think I'd bring ABBA Gold....great dancing music!

bermudaonion said...

What a beautiful family you have! If I had to take one CD to a party I'd take El Camino by The Black Keys only because I mentioned to my friends that I saw them in concert last week and not a single one of them knew who they are. I was dumbfounded.

Paulita said...

Great photos. I think we're formed by our early music loves, so I would probably go for some Motown music, or the one I played over and over in the mid 80s, Carol King's Tapestry. Today, when I run in the mornings, I listen to the Lady GaGa station on Pandora. Gotta stay up-to-date. Here's Mine

Susan Lindquist said...

... a Frank Sinatra compilation Cd ... for sure .... great party music! Everyone's got a Frank favorite! Love the couple shots of your boys and their lovely ladies!

Karen said...

Aww, I love this post. A little bit of everything. Your daughters-in-law are lucky to have a MIL like you! Love Cameron's comment "Turn it off, I can't stop dancing!" LOL

I'd have to take a CD by Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, or George Jones... or Conway Twitty... or Johnny Cash. Oh, did you say ONE??

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