|Posted by Danny Nutt on March 13, 2019 at 1:10 PM|
Isn’t it amazing how powerful music can be? It can change our mood dramatically, it can soothe, excite, annoy and comfort us. It can also transport us to another time, a significant memory all the way back to our childhood.
Personally, as I am also a DJ, I take music very seriously. I listen to all kinds of music at any given opportunity, read about it, search for it, think and talk about it. I listen to it at the breakfast table with the kids, on the tube, even when I’m in the bath I have something on in the background.
I also believe there is only really two kinds of music- good music and bad music. Whether it’s hip-hop, funk, disco, house, reggae, even classical music, there is so much discover- and so much to avoid.
And it’s always a joy to see my kids getting in to artists and bands that I love, with a little help from me of course: The Beach Boys, The Beatles, David Bowie, Gil Scott-Heron, Aretha Franklin, Paul Weller, Stevie Wonder, the list goes on…
So the next time you want to really get in to one of your favourite bands, make sure your kids are around to listen in. Tell them an interesting fact about the album, show them the record sleeve or CD cover (if you don’t own vinyl or CD’s then you’re not REALLY in to music in my view!) and allow them to see how much they can appreciate the artwork and the hard work behind the creation.
Music really is a wonderful, rich and varied art form. So let’s celebrate it!