02 February 2010

The Music of my Soul

I love music.
I REALLY love music.
ALL types of music

I don't know how or why my taste in music is so passionate and varied.
I can't read music, play an instrument or carry a tune.
I can only figure that the Lord gifts certain people to sing.
And others to transform black dots and lines into melodies
And others, like myself to have an intense appreciation for the music others make.

I grew up in a household where my Dad taught me to Jitterbug
whilst listening to Glen Miller, Cab Calloway, Tommy Dorsey and Duke Ellington.
And my Mom, nearly 20 years younger than my Dad would turn up
the Hi Fi Radio and listen to
BeBop and Rock and Roll -
Chubby Checker, Elvis, Little Richard and The Supremes.

Growing up during the infancy of racial integration, sometimes the only "hip"
radio stations played Rock and Roll.
And during the seventies the R&B stations.

I have my Mom to thank for my very first record album
when I was 5 or 6 years old.
"A Child's Introduction to the Classics"
where I listened to Peter and the Wolf
and The Sorcerer's Apprentice
musically narrated by Tchaikofsky,
over and over and over,
which gave me a passion for
Classical music
(I remember as a teen,
being brought to tears, sobbing over Boradin's Nocturnes).

So its no wonder I could be found at a Christian Rock Concert
last Friday with my 2 daughters.
... And we had a BLAST rocking praises to the Lord!!

Just take a look!

Tiana and me

Third Day

Cara and Tiana



Thousand-Foot Crutch



Cara said...

yayah mom!!

Clark Mills Family said...

Love, love, love that you went to a "rockin concert"! I did too last April '09 (I blogged it! scroll down to that date and you can see the fun we had!)My favorite group is Mercy Me. Made me feel young to be rockin' with all the youth! Love your post. Music makes such a difference! I'm with you in the voice department. Love to hear the talents of others. I would love to take voice lessons someday. I heard that you can train your voice to be beautiful! HAVE A GOOD DAY! Sharon

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