Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Country Music Rocks
Do you have a music preference? I didn't, that is, until recently. I grew up during the rock and roll
rebellion of the 70's. Once on a date at a rock concert I actually fell asleep. You see, my brain is not wired to "appreciate" loud NOISE. My poor date must have thought, "what a dud"! Most of the music that shaped my youth came from the Hi-Fi record player at my grandparent's home. Some of their favorites were: Tony Bennet, Engleburt Humperdink, The Ink Spots (!), and let's not forget watching the Lawrence Welk show each week :) ... just to name a few. My dad listened to country music ... the old school country music ... sad twangy songs usually. That was not "my bag" ... but I heard it along with Glenn Campbell, Tom Jones, Mitch Miller (and the "bouncing ball" to the lyrics on tv), Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Neil Diamond, etc.
So all of a sudden this gal without her own music taste, discovers more recent country ... and the whole subculture of country gospel. Maybe it's the down-home-simple-easy-lyrics that touch my soul that I can relate to. By the way, my kids think it's cool to listen to Frank Sinatra ... What's your favorite music of today and yesterday?