Dare to be YOU!
Introduction to Brandlady.com

Music Through My Years

Linda Cacaci,


I
have always loved music. My preference is usually classical but it can vary. I love the Oldies, in my case music from the 1940s on up through the 1960s. After that the music had too much roughness for my taste.


As a child I would watch my cartoons, Bugs Bunny and the rest of those characters. What I didnt realize was that I was getting an introduction to classical music. I was definitely unaware of this, but when I see these cartoons today, I see the snippets of the music and can hardly believe it. I do think that is a wonderful way to introduce children to the classics. It sure worked for me.

When I grew older into my teens, I heard and loved rock n roll. I'll hear a song now and tell you all the trivia about it, singer, things about the song and sometimes I can even tell you the date it was popular. As a teenager I was lucky enough to see some of the popular groups in concert. The Rolling Stones, Beatles and the Monkees were among them. I was definitely a big fan of the Beatles.

I also had some unusual habits when it came to music. When I first started high school, my school schedule was from 12:30 to 5:45. So when I studied in the morning before class, I had the radio on. But it wasnt rock n roll. It was classical music. I found that I could study better with the classics. When I got home, I put on something different - then I would listen to rock n roll. It was almost like a personality change.

After getting married, my husband and I started to listen to country music and a lot of John Denver. We loved the freedom it brought to mind. At times, we also listened to the slow and 'easy listening' music, the romantic ballads and such. I have always been a romantic at heart. That's how I started writing romantic novels, but that is another story and for another article. But I would still listen to classical music here and there. I started to collect the records from Time Life, their Great Men of Music. By the way, I still have those records and I will never part from them.

I love to hear sacred music from the church archives, and started to enjoy choral works from the past. Works by monks or even Gregorian chants can transport me to a different time and place - A time of tranquility and peace.

Fast forward. I am now a widow of 12 years, am 58 years old and I live alone. What do I listen to now? I still like the oldies, ones I could sing to or shed a melancholy tear to. But my main musical preference is still the classical works. There is nothing like a Chopin nocturne or a Debussy etude to soothe and relax you from the stresses of the day. It takes you to a world like no other. A world that is far away... distant... It is a form of time travel and yet you are still right here. To think these composers wrote these marvelous works hundreds of years ago. What a legacy, and I can see these works being heard hundreds of years from now, too.

Moving from New York to Florida, I miss my favorite classical music station, WQXR. I found a station here in Florida that has classical music but it was not a 24-hour one. Lo and behold, I am now using the new technology of the day, streaming from the station to my computer. What do I hear now? You guessed it, WQXR from New York! I am back in my own world again, a world that can soothe me and help me cope with the reality of the craziness of todays society.





Digg!


 
 Your nickname
 
 Verification code (bbbrand862)
 
 Your comment
 


Add your comment

  







Top Resources
Resource Directoryfree one way links


Home     Sponsors     Privacy & Policy     Contact     About Brandlady.com     Advertising     Site Map     Writers Guidelines     Terms and Conditions     Link to Us     Web Links     

Copyright © 2012 Aurora House Publishing.