“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words it speaks in emotion.” ~ Keith Richards.
A couple of days ago I read an article on Mitigating Chaos named Eschatological Urgency. The article got me thinking about the music my children would remember me by.
So I did the same as Ray and I asked them, whilst also thinking, not too onerous for them is it? I was shocked at the speed that each of them answered, with the first two within a minute or so!
Discussing my music made me realise just how little I listen to music in comparison to the huge amount I listened to in days gone by. Maybe I should start listening again before it’s too late.
There is a difference of eighteen years between the eldest and youngest of my five children, therefore I expected the list to include a wide variety of tracks.
Victoria: Blanket on the ground, Country Roads, Everything by Don Williams and Hooked on Classics.
Louisa: The Gambler, Country Roads, Gypsy Woman.
Elizabeth: Country Roads, Jolene, and tracks from Dr.Hook.
Sophie: Jolene, Country Roads, Gypsy Woman, The Gambler
Joshua: Classical music, mostly Mozart.
Not a great deal of difference there, though I had expected to see Fleetwood Mac on the list. We were all a little surprised to hear the first thing that popped into Joss’s head.
I played ‘Hooked on Classics’ regularly for some years before Joss was born. Later during my pregnancy I played standard classical tracks. I had read somewhere that certain tracks played during pregnancy can lead to a calm, relaxed baby. I continued to play the music for a couple of years or so, but none of us expected him to remember any of it.
Music influences me greatly, it’s a mood inducer. Today if the words are a little sad or the sound-track is melancholy I will avoid playing because of the negative effect on my emotions. I prefer to keep my spirits high and consequently if I do play music my choice is usually something upbeat and lively.
Almost two years ago I included this music video in one of my posts and I feel exactly the same today as I felt then… Happy! Watch the video, sing along or even get up and dance, I defy you to keep still, it’s impossible! Such a mood enhancer – Enjoy the moment.
I’ve asked for Country Roads to be played at my funeral and with a loud singalong! Not just yet though!
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