Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by ConfusedInPA, May 30, 2013.
As you know I love almost all kinds of music but to tell the truth (now I am showing my age), I don't follow any of those that you mentioned. Maybe that is because I am a bit older than you - groan I'm sorta like 16-17 years older. My kids were all in school in the 70's, . Our son was born in 1974 and he was the baby .
Maybe you will get some youngsters to talk about those groups he he. I love all kinds of music, classical, non classical the OLD FASHIONED ROCK AND ROLL in the 50's and 60's especially but I like some in the 80's and beyond too. I used to love Elvis before he got old and was having all his problems . He had a wonderful voice especially when he was younger but people still came to see him no matter what his problems were.. Oh, I really liked the Beatles too.
When we go out to sing we sing a lot of old songs for the residence and they just love it like - Over the Rainbow, Standin in the Need Of Prayer, On A Wonderful Day (Like Today), Swinging On A Star, Heart and Soul, Accentuate the Positive, Love Me Tender, Play for Me A Simple Melody, Alexanders Ragtime Band, and we end it with Let There Be Peace on Earth. Some of the residence who don't remember a lot sing along or try to and or hum and clap along. Music does a lot for the soul.
Maybe someone like Jam or I wish Rock were here he would remember all these songs too. I have a good memory for music and songs and I can often hear the beginning of an old one tune and I find it somewhere in my memory bank.
Soon we will be sing All That Jazz, you know that one I am sure. Sorry but I never had the money for concerts growing up but did go to some shows with my aunt. Way later in life after my kids were all grown or almost I went to some concerts with my DH. They were mostly classical and some C and W in places like Branson in Branson, Mo. I love to sing almost everything or try to and do different harmonies. If it has a good beat I also love to dance to it. My DH is not that much of dancer so sometimes it drives me batty even if I am in pain.
BTW, I am liking this post Diane. Even though I don't know a lot of the groups you were talking about. I know about Bruce Springsteen who was OK but not my favorite.
Hope we get some more posts on this . Seems like mostly younger people on this site but I know there may be a few older ones lurking around here. Yep, my musical likes are all over the spectrum too. More later.
My music tastes are pretty diverse...everything from Bach and Beethoven, to Metallica and Van Halen.......like/listen to about everything except 'Gangsta Rap'......Right now I'm in a Bob Seger kind of frame of mind....but tomorrow...who knows.....BTW--I've seen Seger in concert twice--once at the Civic Arena, and once at Starlake Ampitheater....(can't remember what they call it now...) this was years ago....
Thanks for starting this, Diane...good topic
Granni....you sing someplace? How cool. I graduated HS in l962, had my first child in 1971 and 2 more followed in quick succession. I was lucky to remember to get dressed! Music in the 70s passed me by. I hate to say this but it wasn't until about 10 years ago that I discovered Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Springsteen, etc. Of course I was always a big Beatles fan and Elvis, it's just that I don't remember having a life when the kids were young.
By the way, I used to sing all during HS and Jr. college. Loved it and always thought I would get into it more. Such regrets! I lost my voice at least 20 years ago and can't carry a tune anymore. Could this be the result of FM?
HI Sunflowergirl, et al - I giess I am a bit older than you since I graduated HS in 58, got married in 61 and then had 5 kids. Yep, like you said to busy to do anything much with music except listen when I could. I always loved to sing and could pick out any tune on a piano , if there was one around ( no we didn't own one). Later on I took violin lessons in elementary school. I couldn't really pursue much about music as we got bussed to a school not to close as there wasn't one in our neighborhood. I had to come home right after school and take the bus to school every day. My father worked crazy hours and we had one car. It was get the bus or be stuck walking a VERY long way.
I had a friend in elementary school that I still correspond with in another state that we used to sing together and do harmonies and it was so much fun. I obviously had a good ear as I pick up tunes easily. I still sing with chorale society (out for summer) our small group ( we just sang in our last "gig" the other day in a nursing home for the summer, and church choir (out for awhile now too). My voice however, used to be much clearer and higher. I have a constant post nasal drip which does not make for a clear voice much of the time and my range is much smaller than it used to be. In our small group there used to be 3 of us, me included that used to take tap dance lessons also and we would perform with our singing group. However, many things happened and we are no longer dancing which I have been missing a lot. The small group sings at senior gatherings at churches, ladies clubs, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, etc. You wouldn't believe our group. The youngest is probably in the 50's and goes up to 91. One of the gals just had her 91st birthday. We have a great time as you can imagine.
This all is my therapy and I don't know what I would do without it besides stay in bed and fret. About 30 plus years ago I started this crap and as I told my husband, had a personality change. I know I am an old grump sometimes esp. around my husband !!
I had better sign off here before this book goes poof. In answer to your question - Not sure if the FM has caused you to lose your singing voice but I know since I started all this and all my post nasal drip etc. and had been having yearly bouts with URI's and stuff, it surely has changed my voice but it is somewhat still there . However, as a child I always have problems with URI's and bronchitis. Who knows !! Keep on singing, it makes you feel happy !!!!
Diane, Sunflowergirl, and everyone else lurking about - -
I forgot to mention to you. Thanks so much for that trip down memory lane with Judy Garland (Dorothy) singing in the Wizard of Oz. Over the Rainbow is one of the songs we sing at our GIGS, NH's and wherever else.
Hope this finds everyone doing well today and this weekend. Nothing much going on here today. Worked out a little at the gym ) treadmill and machine weights . Nothing to strenuous but still tiring. If it were just me I probably wouldn't go as often and we usually go 2x a week !!
I watched the special on PBS of a tribute to Carole King at the White House. One of the guests was Billy Joel who I love, boy has he aged though. I didn't realize Carole King was so prolific. She even wrote one song for the Everly Brothers. If you get a chance do a search and see if it's still playing. Amazing the amount of hits she had.
I find myself humming "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" Dionne Warwick, I believe...
Also find myself humming to the Bee Gees...my generation and loved the music...
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