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Music to muse on

As you can tell, I’ve been knitting. Knitting is great for the commute, because it means that I can listen to podcasts while I knit… two things at once, good use of time!

Listening to a particular podcast this week, I started thinking about the music that my Dad introduced me to as a kid. Dad had a huge record collection. Well, I say huge… it took up a whole cupboard, so it felt huge, but I have more music stored on my phone now then dad had then.

But, I was curious about how the music that we listen to as kids effects our music tastes as we grow up, so I would love to know the top 5 artists/albums you can remember from your childhood, and the top 5 that you listen to now. My two fives are below, and I would love to hear what yours are.

From my childhood:

  1. Queen – most of their albums
  2. Tubular Bells
  3. Paul Simon – particularly There Goes Rhymin’ Simon and Kodachrome
  4. Louis Armstrong
  5. Jonathon Livingston Seagull

From now:

  1. Thea Gilmore
  2. Silverman
  3. David Bowie
  4. Levellers
  5. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

I’m not really sure what that means, but I might come to an answer later.

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3 thoughts on “Music to muse on

  1. When I was a child, my parents used to listen to Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald and Fats Domino. I still love them and I still think of our old record-player when I hear them on the radio.

  2. Nice post. My dad used to make sure he played different styles in the car to expose us to a variety of music. It was a brilliant idea.

    From my childhood:
    1. Aaron Copeland
    2. Sonny Rollins
    3. Helen Reddy
    4. Stevie Wonder
    5. Chuck Mangione

    Now:
    1. James Taylor
    2. Bob Mould
    3. Bela Fleck
    4. Eminem
    5. Elbow

    The connection is that there isn’t one – a testament to his brilliance. However, my tastes flit rediculously and I skim along listening to everything I can get my ears on.

  3. I’ve done this on my blog, cause it intreiges me ( excuse the pretty appalling spelling all round ^_^ ), it is interesting and defo needs more thinking in my case 🙂

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