Wednesday, May 10, 2006

more childhood memories

Last night when Charlotte was having a 4 AM feeding I found myself with a funny song in my head. It was Huey Lewis' (I don't know how it's spelled) The heart of Rock 'n' Roll. We used to listen to that tape a lot when I was a kid. That got me thinking of other music I listened to when I was younger. I remember doing Saturday cleaning and putting on an oldies mix record (yes an actual record in a record player) I knew all the words to all the songs. My dad would sing along with me and I loved it. Some of the songs were The leader of the pack, It's my party and I'll cry if I want to, Til her Daddy takes the T-bird away, Johnny Angel and many others. We listened to The Beatles and lots of other classics. I remember my mom listening to The Judds- Rockin with the Rythm of the Rain tape. I remember my little brother Teddy singing Touch Me, Turn Me On, and Burn Me Down all with his R's sounding like W's like kids do sometimes. I remember we had a Big Bird record that sang Everyone Makes Mistakes So Why Can't You and a safety kids record that played What is a Pedestrian and Look Both Ways. Last year Gina had a Brite Music party where I found a whole CD of my favorite childhood songs, Janeen Brady's Show a Little Love. I love music and singing and hope I can instill that in my children. Tucker loves singing and nothing is sweeter than hearing that little voice sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, or Sunbeam, or "Let's Get Down to Busi-miss" (I'll Make a Man Out of You from Mulan).

8 comments:

Gina said...

Liam and I have been listening to the Brite Music this past week. I haven't played it for him since he was 3 months old!

You have a great voice, so it's more fun for your kids to hear you sing...

Man, I am going to miss you... :'(

Tori :) said...

It's scary that you posted this. I have a post I started yesterday saved as a draft. It's about the oldies I listened to when I was younger...

Robin said...

Tori, I am afraid we are brain twins. I can't wait to read yours.

lindy said...

robin does your safety kids tape have a song that goes like this??? "safety kids, im proud to be one smile when you see on we're everywhere!"

Jake said...

Great post. My dad has pretty good music taste. We listened to a lot of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Paul Simon & Post-Beatles Mccartney. I've never actually thanked by dad for it, but sometimes when I hear the crap that other people listen to (don't get me started, because I will surely offend you and/or your readers), I'm really glad I was raised on quality music.

Emily said...

This was such a great post. So nostalgic for me. This week I started teaching preschool. I was relieved to discover that I know most of the same songs they do.

Tori :) said...

Jake- CCR rocks!!

Dad said...

Thank you. I do have great taste in music.
Dad