The power of music  

Catdoc2000 56M
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6/28/2006 6:39 pm

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6/29/2006 5:01 pm

The power of music

I love music! I think it started with my grandmother's purchase of one of those huge pieces of furniture all in 1 AM/FM Turntable 8 track system when I was about 6. Music became a whole new adventure! I started listening every chance I got, of course she liked Glenn Miller and Guy Lombardo. I remember sneaking my small transistor radio to bed and tuning in WLS AM in Chicago at night. I heard status Quo do yellow matchstick men and it changed me forever. I recently converted my private collection to MP3's which now total a little over 100 gigs. The 400 Cd's were no problem to RIP but my 300+ albums were another matter they took about a year of weekend work to record, split or combine as required, enter the titles and artist info. My taste are wide ranging but discriminating. From public Enemy to Bach, Bread to Judas Priest, Tangerine dream to weather report. Coltrane to the carpenters. Johnny cash to Roxy Music. Mac Wiseman to Alanis Morrrisette. Perfect circle to Ricky scaggs. If it's good I like it. Some times the lyrics make the melody sometimes they are completely at odds with each other and sometimes there are no lyrics at all. The ability to build emotions and communicate with music is an art and a reflection of the culture which fosters it's creation. I wonder what legacy the music of today leave behind? I am always on the lookout for new music but understandably new aditions to my collection are less and less frequent. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

rm_KarmoHunny 54F
888 posts
6/28/2006 7:42 pm

Are you interested in Bessie Smith (1920s Blues singer)? Tony Bennett? Luciano Pavarotti? Ella Fitzgerald? Billie Holliday? Marvin Gaye? Coldplay? Heat Wave? Led Zeppelin? There are others but I can't think of anymore right now.

Catdoc2000 56M

6/29/2006 3:49 am

Haven't heard Bessie Smith. Have some of all the others except Pavarotti. Never got into opera. The whole concept seems forced to me. I know it's roots are in early greek theatre but I have a feeling I'd like the original form better. Thanks for the comment though! I'll look up Bessie.....

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