Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Music....spanning the years

If you have ever looked at my profile you will see that under music I have listed three distinct styles and "anything else". And I do listen to many types of music. In my collection I have Herbie Hancock, The Who, Charo, big band, chanting monks, Pink Floyd and many others. But my favorites are those with an upbeat tempo and cool electronics, hence the electronica, techno and dance.

I have my brother to thank for finding some of these artists. I remember finding his albums of Pink Floyd and listening to the tracks in stereo with headphones. I can recite the instruments from Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells. Most of all I remember when he introduced me to the B-52's.

We are seven years apart and I was still in junior high while he was in college. During one visit to Miami University he played Rock Lobster because it was the best song. That was 1978. Know what? He was right. I was hooked on the B-52's as well. They are scheduled to release their first album in 16 years on February 26th, 2008, the day before my birthday. I'm a little excited about that.

Fast forward to 2007. My daughter and I have similar yet different tastes in music. However, we can agree on some things. The Ramones are the greatest punk band ever. Pink Floyd has a great sound. Some of the new wave songs from the 1980's are just a popular today as then.

I recently introduced Amanda to one of my favorite groups and a single from their new album. The Chemical Brothers' "We are the Night" has two great songs. The first, "Do It Again" is my anthem for Ironman Wisconsin....along with some other songs.

But for Amanda and I it's all about "The Salmon Dance"

Dance On.

1 comment:

triguyjt said...

you did no such thing. you did not throw aimee under the bus. good luck in grand rapids. have enjoyed reading your blog.
signed. newbie triathlon blogger and oldbie triathlete