Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A fight for the CO Boy's musical soul

Well, maybe not his musical soul, but something close to it-:).

The CO Boy takes guitar lessons and his reference for guitar is The Roping Dummy and the western music he plays.  So he has learned to sing and accompany himself on "The Old Chisholm Trail," and "Don't Fence Me In" is next.

BUT he has recently been listening to my ipod which has selections from the late 70's and early 80's.  He loves it, and in particular, he's a big fan of Hall & Oates, just like his mama!  He likes this one song called, "Wait for Me."  Now for die hard fans, the song is a favorite but the average listener wouldn't probably remember the song.  Here's Mr. Hall doing a live version which is actually better than the pop version.

And then we have "Don't Fence Me In," as sung by Roy Rogers.  It IS a Cole Porter tune, so can't argue with that.  AND Trigger is quite the amazing equine.  But I dunno....
So the battle is on!

4 comments:

Margaret said...

I prefer your musical taste! Both my girls were exposed to classical, John Denver(husband) and rock/pop(me). Their preferred music has changed a lot over the years--but both still enjoy classical(Alison loves choral music and show tunes) and Ashley enjoys African and folk music. They evolve a lot over the years!

Isabel said...

Well, one can't really argue with his taste! Seems as though you might be raising a romantic if his favorite song is Wait for Me -- but I've no doubt he'll get a pretty well-rounded exposure to music of all kinds. Just make sure he gets some classical in there; it's amazing how that carries one through so many times in life.

Arlene said...

Ladies, I agree with you on the classical music piece. Unfortunately for me, I didn't grow up with classical music so I've had to sort of make my own way and I don't really have a strong foundation for it. But the CO Boy does listen to it, most often when we have peaceful time as we draw and he also loves listening to a ballet CD we have which incorporates the music and the story in a wonderful way. Any suggestions for him would be appreciated!

Denver Tea Lady said...

And I know he loves Michael Jackson too! A boy after his Tia Margo's heart!