Monday, October 6, 2008

Music Memory #2

Music is apart of everyone’s life and what they listen to be what brings out their own personality. As for my personal choice for music I still have to find it because I am still growing up and have not found my niche of what music I like. I think I have found it in alternative, indie, and punk music because I like the underground bands and listening to music for me and not for what people want me to listen too. As for the two people that I interviewed there musical taste was completely different from mine because of the era that they grew up in.
I interview my Grandmother who was born in 1928 and the era when she would be listening to music most would be in the late 1940’s early 1950”s. The bands that she really liked were the Glen Miller band, The Andrews Sisters, and Benny Goodman. My grandma said that they would listen to the big band orchestras. My grandma said she did not go to any concerts when she was younger because she never got the chance to go to any concerts. Her taste in music has not changed because she still listens to the big band music and it has not really changed.
The other person that I interviewed was my Aunt Marsha. She was born in 1950 and the era that she would be mostly listening to music would be the late 1960”S and early 1970”s. The music that my aunt listened to was the mainstream type of music in that time. The popular rock bands that were played a lot on the radio and featured on television. Some of the bands that she listened to were the Beatles, the Mamas and the Papas, and the Beach Boys. She told me that when she was eighteen she went to a few concerts and none of the bands that she remembers going to see was the Mamas and the Papas. She does not really listen to this music anymore or really listened to different music in general. She told me that she is past that stage in life where music is all about who you are, but this type of music will always be apart of her.
Looking at these three generations of my family I have realized that we are not that very different in what kind of music we like. When I had the opportunity to interview my grandma and aunt we went through their old LP’s and we got to listen to some of them. The style of music that my grandma like and my aunt like, I like as well but the 21st century version. My taste in music comes from these styles such as indie, ska, punk, and alternative. My family and I are not so different from each other and we have the same style in other things as well. Not only does my grandma and aunt have these music choices, I know that most of all of my family has the same taste in music, otherwise how would be a family if we did not like the same things?

1 comment:

camccune said...

I think it's great that you spent some time listening to music with your grandmother and aunt...and that you found you had some common ground with them. What a good memory - for them and for you!

Your aunt is around my age, and I'm jealous. I wish I'd gotten to see the Mamas and the Papas in a concert! They're still one of my all-time favorite groups. Love their harmonies!