A Unique Primitive Art with a whisper to the past~

These truly ARE the voices in my head.

Friday, January 4, 2008

The Music Is You

Music makes pictures and often tell stories,

all of it magic and all of it true.

And all of the pictures and all of the stories,

and all of the magic, the music is you.

John Denver

I do hope that you enjoy the music that I have added to the blog with many thanks to my blog sisters for leading the "how-to" way. Each song is from a time and place in my life. They were picked with great care. My Mom's side of the family (and also the Italian side) is very musically gifted. My Grandparent's Jiggy and Doris were known for their accomplishments on the trumpet and piano. I remember my dad telling the story of the evening he first came to meet my Mother's family. He knocked on the door and was invited to come in. There, in the living room was my Uncle Frank... all of about 12 or 13 then. He was standing on a chair and conducting an imaginary orchestra as music bellowed from the old record player. Luckily my father did not run~

Sadly, none of the musical ability was passed on to the next generation, although a great appreciation was. From Glenn Miller to Bette Midler. Classical to rock, we were exposed to so much. My Uncle John is all of 3 years older than me. We grew up more like brother and sister. I remember begging him to play, "Linus and Lucy" when he was about 9. He would hum a couple bars, tap a couple keys and play it. Now if he is anywhere near a keyboard, I ask him for this one tune...it is there on the play list. I hope that in this peek inside my heart, you will also find a bit of yourself. Perhaps you will find something that brings memories back to you.


kat449 said...

Thanks for the gift of music..."Ill Fly Away" made me think of my leaving my katerpillar bondage and embracing my butterfly freedom! YIPEE!!!! I Is Free!!!!! feel the wind of my flappin wingz?????hugs, Kat-erpillars No More!!!!

Christine said...

this is wonderful,Stacey.
I'm enjoying your music and
looking through your list, I see many of my favorites, especially
Summertime. My mother sang this to me when I was small and I sang it to my own little babies and still sing it all the time.
I'm so glad to see so many that you love are the same ones that I love too.