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skweetis2U



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:47 am    Post subject: If things couldn't get any worse...? Reply with quote

...just wait a moment -
Iam about to embark on a Nostalgia tour.

Subject: Songs (popular music)
that Impacted my life (at an early age)

In fact - i want to go back as far as i can remember-
with your kind permission of course

you newcomers - if it isn't obvious already - know this
we got a generation gap going on here...,
i'm "older" in fact for some of you - i'm a lot older....

but honestly - so what - as long as we can stay relevant...?

it's not a joke - okay then -

in my house as a child ( uhhh - in th 50's dears)
my parnts had a rcord playr and listened to Elvis -
fats domino - and louis armstrong (all 3 over and over - they seemd to be favorites) nothing stands out or left a lasting memory (unless hypnosis is the answer there...?)

but for me as a kid - the first song i remember hearing on the radio (my brand new toshiba transistor direct from Japan)
was "Tutti Frutti" by little richard
and i can still remember the exact moment place and time that th song "Rocked my World" that was the fourth grade

that's weird

Next -"Little Red Riding Hood" & "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham & the Phaorohs
a new orleans band

these are life altering experiences i'm talking about here
for a "very" young person (uhh me)at the time

Next - "Break on through (to the otherside)" the doors
& off the same? next album by the doors
"light my Fire"
duhhhhhhhhh....

after that it all became a blur cuz i was living w/parents in san francisco and had to experience that whole thing

i can remember he jeffrson airplane "white Rabbit"
after that has gota b a whol different topic

but thanks for sharing your time and perhaps considering
the affect/effect recorded music had on your life

edit - well - then there was the Beatles & th Stones
need to write a book to describe the influence of the beatles

but from the stones - uhhhh - 19th Nervous Breakdown was a bellringer for me my last year in high School....
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did your parents react to rock music? Living in San Fran and all.

I'm not going to go deep, but last month i listened to 'Requiem' by Mozart played LOUD on a record player in a shelter in the middle of nowhere.

I've never really listened to classical music outside of minimalists and chopin, so you can imagine i was blown away.

It was very powerful and fatiguing to say the least.
If you've never heard it, have a go!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: ...meet the Parents..., Reply with quote

...the parents didn't get into the San Francisco "scene" at all

they already had their old favorites, and didn't have the time
or interest to explore new stuff....
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a really interesting thread!

My first influence was my dad and his swing and my mother's Herb Alpert. ALL THE TIME! I liked the big band sound but that Lonely Bull trumpet shit got to be a bit much.

The first record I boght was Look Before You Leap by the Dave Clark Five. My sister was mental for the Beatles. But I loved the power behind the DC5.

I also bought the double Woodstock album. So many good songs on that.

My personal tastes are truly diverse. I don't like rap or country/western or polka. Those tend to scrape at my soul. I like some hip hop. Janet Jackson had some dirty tunes that made me smile. And, En Vogue were fabulous. Noe I love Motown with a passion, any tunes that make me happy, and Glenn Miller.

I just found out that my uncle was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. I never got to meet him, but I think of him every time I hear Glenn.

Since I sing and play folk music, I really have to learn about newer music from family and friends.

What's good that is current?

I just bought an Aretha album because it had Breakdown on it. And, I really liked Santana's No One to Depend On.

I'm rambling. Later, dudes!
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