I am finally bringing my music into the modern era and loading my old CDs onto an ipod. I guess this is something I need to do before my kids figure out that I am "old" and still own, and listen to, cassette tapes & CDs (nevermind the HUNDREDS of hours of VHS tapes stored in my house). Although converting it to MP3 format doesn't actually make the music newer...LOL.
Anyway, the trip down memory lane that my music collection takes me on is an interesting one. No, I don't actually have the first CD I ever owned (Sinead O'Connor - yikes), but I do have an interesting collection of soundtracks, showtunes, and "best of" albums. However, my favorites to find (playing right now as it loads) are the Twister score (my college floor music), Yanni - Live at the Acropolis and other potential floor music from a different time in my life. I feel younger just listening to them - and a tad bit nervous, as I used to listen to them before competition.
But then I am brought back to the reality that most of the music I have loaded into iTunes so far is "kid music", because that is probably what I will be listening to anyway...
Backyardigans Born to Play
Here Come the ABCs - They Might Be Giants
Here Comes Science - They Might Be Giants
Jump & Jive with Hi-5 – Hi-5
Yankee Doodle Mickey
And perhaps there is hope that the kids will grow to like the Monkees, the Beach Boys, Madonna, and even The Sting soundtrack (Scott Joplin's The Entertainer), if I squeeze them in from time to time - or hit "shuffle". And I suppose I will grow to like Hannah Montana. It isn't that different from Debbie Gibson, right?
On second thought, maybe it would be better if they learned about music from their dad.
6 months ago