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Old 02-28-2012, 01:49 PM   #31
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Neither of my parents was musical. Neither one could carry a tune in a bucket. They both whistled. My dad could whistle tunes and my mom whistled bird sounds.

I had a really good singing voice. I couldn't tell when I was off-key. In glee club I did solos with a pianist who could follow my key and I was told to shutup and lipsync when we were singing as a group.

I should have had voice lessons, but who knew about that in suburbia in the '50s? I learned to play the accordion. As a perq of turning 16, my mother told me I didn't have to practice accordion any more. I haven't played a note since. I hated the music I was given to play and the thing was danged uncomfortable to play. If I sat down to play, it pinched my thighs and if I stood up to play, it squashed and pinched my boobs.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:54 PM   #32
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I think there is plenty of great music still being made. It is not that todays music sucks. It is that todays radio played music sucks. But music on the radio is just a very small percentage of what is out there. There is a ton of music that never makes it to the radio that would blow you away.
GB, you are so right. I wasn't thinking of it that way. I was thinking of what becomes popular. I hope the internet helps that situation, so it isn't just radio-played music that gets to be popular.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:12 AM   #33
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I grew up in the early seventies listening to classical music that my mom played. Then I discovered the Beatles albums that she had stashed....I loved them! To this day I know most of the words to all their songs.

I ended up married to a {at the time} working musician. An electric bass player. The last band that he played with was a Skynard Tribute band who preformed with Artimus Pyle when Skynard was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.

My daughter who is now 13 is musically inclined, also plays the electric bass as well as the electric guitar. She loves the Beatles as well. We don't listen to the "junky music" of todays stylists .........no rap or Gaga. She gives me no end of grief because I don't care for Zep or The Who. And truth be told, The Stones make me cringe.

In the car I listen to Progressive Rock, which IMO is really good. First on the Island to play Adele and Super Heavy {Mick Jagger and Bob Marley's Son} Also Trombone Shorty + Beck. It's an interesting genre which DD is forced to listen to her mom sing.............Off Key

http://www.wehm.com/ Check it out!
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