Monday, July 21, 2008

This is ...a catch up

Last weeks "this is" passed me by, (whoops), but coincidently, there is a single thing that can make me happy, scramble my brain and give me goosebumps all at the same time.......Music.
I am never happier than when there is music in my world.
But at the same time, it scrambles my brain when I try to understand it?.... Mr BJ is an accomplished musician (give him anything with strings and he's away) Lily inherited the musical gene and is confident with keys and strings. Oh and they can sing in front of an audience too,eeek!

But I have not one musical streak, notes on a page look like squiggly marks and even though I had guitar lessons at school , I never got my head wrapped around playing it.
But I adore listening to music.....just not coming from me!
Music has shaped my life and certain songs can induce a shiver of goosebumps, a lovely memory, or a wave of deja vu. Here is a random list of why music makes me happy............

*Recently seeing the Grates and Patience Hodgson's cool vocals.
*The sweetness of New Buffalo, and the roughness of Janis Joplin.
*That I've seen Tammy Wynette, The Ramones, The Clash and Bob Marley play live.
*That I can see the movie in my mind when I play Michael Nyman's sound track from the Piano.
*That the Smiths could capture the thoughts and feelings of my generation.
*That there is not one bad song on Bowie's "Hunky Dory" or "Ziggy Stardust".
*Nick Cave, full stop.
*That I met Mr BJ ( the bass guitarist!) and have got to experience a lot of amazing musical moments.
*Lily performing the lead roll in her school musical..I was fit to burst!
*Listening to my son sing Maxwells Silver Hammer before going to sleep every night.


  1. Ah ...who could live without music?? I was happy I produced one musician child.

    I'm happy I've seen Eric Clapton live ...more than once!

  2. I could not live with out music, my sister is the singing one in our family - I go for enthusiasm :P

    I was thinking about this only a minute ago, some songs bring back such strong memories every time I hear them.

  3. Maxwells Silver Hammer before bed is too cool! At 19 months we're still at the garbled singing stage after lights out, but perhaps it might evolve into "bang bang Maxwell's silver hammer ...."


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