Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Oh, Listen To The Music

Music has always been a major part of my life.  The last few years, however, due to working and other things getting in the way, both my playing of, and listening to, music has fallen a bit on the wayside.  For Christmas this year, Cindy got me a new guitar strap, the Best of The Smiths tab book, and 4 lessons to help improve, (or possibly even create) my guitar playing ability.  I start these lessons on Thursday night.  Also, for our Christmas Eve game this year, we got the Guitar Hero World Tour pack for the XBox.  Cindy is surprisingly good at the drums, while I love signing aspect; everything from About A Girl, to Up Around The Bend.

Now, reading my sister Sharon's blog for the last year or so, I've watched her Friday Flashback posts; a lot of times I remember the songs that are there, and sometimes I don't know them at all, but enjoy being exposed to things I would otherwise not have known about.  It's not like the radio stations in Brisbane play anything older than about 3 months...  and it's all that new crap like the Pussycat Dolls and such, that doesn't have a bit of real music in it. (my opinion, obviously. Sorry to those that actually like that type of stuff)  As such, hearing things that I don't know and that actually is music is fantastic.  

So what do these two things have to do with each other?  Well, I thought that I'd start trying to post on a simi-regular basis, some sort of Ode to Musica post.  To start it off, I thought that I'd dedicate this one to Sharon, in thanks for her involvment of music throughout her blog, both posts about it and random, sometimes obscure references to it.  As such, the video that I'm posting is of my favorite Smiths song (which I am currently learning to play, btw).  If it wasn't for Sharon, I would never have heard the Smiths, James, The Ocean Blue, They Might Be Giants, and so many more....  so, thanks Shaz!



10 comments:

ShazBraz said...

I love that video. And wow. I feel like a hero!

Anonymous said...

Hummmmmm Love Mom

Dustin and Cindy said...

Sharon - so you should! Saved me from an otherwise bland diet of musical emptiness...

Mom - is there a translation for what "Hummmmmm" means....?

tawnya said...

Aw, I love that song (tho definitely shows how much older he looks now!). And, your opinion of the Pussycat Dolls SHOULD be the opinion of anyone.

(I think the translation included a raised eyebrow and a "where did we go round" thought process...welcome to the dark side!)

Dustin and Cindy said...

T - of course, by round you mean wrong, right? hehehe.... And yes, The Pussycat Dolls, and all other similar current no-talent, not-real-music(I can't believe I'm going to use this phrase!!!) teeny-bopper crap, should be banned. If they can't sing, and they can't play an instrument, then they shouldn't be a band!! Geez!

Sandra said...

At least we agree on the Pussycat Dolls et all.
The rest I am hving to go with Mom. ;) except the part about music being a part of my life I can not do without.

Anonymous said...

nope Love Mom

Anonymous said...

Are you just going with the guitar, or tooting the horn some also? Just wondering Dad

Anonymous said...

you said an update on the e-mail address ? Love Mom

Dustin and Cindy said...

Dad - not really playing the trombone. The movers messed it up when we went to Canberra, and then didn't want to pay to fix or repair it, and we can't afford to send it back to the US to get done, so it's just sitting here till we can.

Mom - will do it on the weekend.