1.) How has music changed since you were a child?
2.) Write a post in just 12 lines.
3.) Your favorite summer view so far.
4.) Share your best way to beat the summer heat.
5.) Something a sibling did that made you laugh.
I added #2 and #1 together just for fun. This is what I came up with to describe how music has changed since I was a child. I always loved a variety of music, just as I do now. Someday’s it may be bluegrass, then the next day, the blues. I love old country classics, and some modern country. Rap and hip hop are in my playlist, and it is amazing my grandparents were afraid I would understand that ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ was about the choice of pregnancy. Now songs come on that my girls know, such as Eminem, and it’s just always played in the radio at different times. Times are changing and definitely the music.
I don’t remember not knowing the words to ‘Harper Valley PTA’
or ‘I Saw The Light’. I always knew that ‘Jesus Loves Me’ too.
First taste of opinion, Winnie the Pooh record player, replacing Don Williams’
singing ‘Tulsa Time’ with Michael Jackson singing ‘Beat It’ from his album ‘Thriller’.
Made my grandfather cringe a little to hear ‘Billie Jean’ and the kid was not his son.
Middle School came and I’d upgraded to a stereo, tape decks! Bass was a huge deal.
AM and FM stations, ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ and ‘Material Girl’ filled my room.
High School, I was as diverse as I am now. Bumping to ‘Ain’t Nothin’ But A G’ Thang Baby‘
one day, cruising in with Radiohead jamming out ‘Creep‘, floating in with Mariah Carey.
My moods decide what I’ll have playing. Girls’ sing new country I can take or leave.
See them picking up the 80’s style, when they don’t even know who Debbie Gibson is.
Funny, I suppose I’m cringing at their clothes, as my mom did at my bell bottoms, in 1996.
Written for Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop.