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.


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

    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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