Thursday, September 21, 2006

UKS Blog Prompt .... plus more !!

What part does music play in your life? What’s your favourite kind of music? Do you listen to music/radio when you scrap? If so, what kind? How does music affect your mood ?

Music is such an important part of my life.

My dad was a musician, so from being a babe in arms, music has always enveloped my life.

I can remember going to band practiced with my Dad all the time as a child. He played in several bands, groups, quintets, quartets etc., but on this particular day, the practice was for the BIG Jazz Band.

Dad played the double bass, and from my position in the wings, I could only see his little smiley face. The band struck up. I stood the whole time with my mouth wide open. I had never heard anything like it. The hairs on my neck stood up .... they were playing Blue Moon. To this day, I am reduced to sobs when I hear it being played, and I can remember the sheer joy written across my fathers face as he concentrated on the music and took himself off to his seventh heaven.

I play piano and guitar, and when I started playing, Dad was there enouraging me along. We'd play duets together when entertaining friends and family - and my Nana in particular used to love listening to the two of us.

I love all music. From Trad Jazz and big band .... to Led Zepelin ... from Nina Simone .... to Pink. I just love music.

In the words of Barry Manilow .... "Music is my first love, and it will be my last".

(well apart from my Aaron, but thats another story altogether ... talking of which, the layout shown is one I've just recently completed .. The picture was taken during a football tournament Aaron was playing in. They'd lost all their games and were absolutely desolate when, low and behold, they won again ... I think this picture titled "How Did That Happen" shows their reaction !!!!!

Thanks for reading my deranged postings - it means a lot xx

1 comment:

oOcarrieOo said...

I love reading your blog Cal!
The story about music and your Dad really touched me! What lovely memories to have!