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.
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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.
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.