I’ve been told a few times by a few people that I have a very diverse musical interest for someone who isn’t to terribly in to music.
I can sing (and I only mean in the definition or the word, not quality I can assure you the shower complains!) to Elvis, the 50 & 60’s sweet stuff, the country crooning of Patsy Cline as well as Brad Paisley, G ‘N’ R and AC/DC, Kayne and Snoop Dogg, Brittany, Whitney, The Cure, Johnny Lang, Awolnation, Cake, Everclear, Raffi….the list goes on and on.
This became a helpful tool in stumbling across something very interesting and rewarding with my Son.
One day when me and my Husband were listening to some retro alternative stuff a song came on and a new door opened for Lincoln.
“Agian!” we heard screamed from his corner in the back of the mini-van. Just a small little voice against the screaming guitars.
“AGAIN!! I like that song”
I look at my Husband, he looks at me. We hit repeat.
WE probably listened to “Bodies hit the floor” Drowning Pool a dozen times that afternoon. He asks for it EVERY time we go out for a ‘drive’ so Mom can grab a latte and a little sanity breather and he truly enjoys the hardness and driving beat of the music.
As a curious Mom I started listening to more of my own music and less Raffi and Backyardigans and watched as he sat in the back seat or danced in the livingroom.
I noted a grander reaction and enjoyment out of the heavier stuff, the driving beat of a drum and wailing guitar riffs.
Here are a few of his fav’s:
Bodies hit the floor -Drowning Pool So much for the after glow –Everclear The boys are back in town –CAKE Come out & Play -Off Spring Celebrity Skin- Hole Fight for your right (to party) Beastie Boys Bounce -Danko Jones Uprising- Muse Bullet with Butterfly wings Smashing Pumpkins. Holiday Green Day.
IT doesn’t mean he doesn’t like Raffi’s baby baluga, he does, or Like a G6 – Far EAst Movement, He totally does, but it shows me that he has an EMOTIONAL tie to something in this music and perhaps, the emotional tie helps him understand the emotional ties he has with other things, or lacks.
Maybe it can help train him to respond to other things in a similar fashion?
Who knows 🙂 but I do like discovering the capacity for this, it makes me even more hopeful.
Also, it is great to have a buddy to rock out to Green Day’s Holiday with or Paradise City by G’n’R. <grin>
Happy Sunday, Rock on!!!