Recently, I was reminded of my lack of musical awareness and music in my life. Bizarrely, as a child I was considered to be a talented musician. That changed, at some point, and I am left with a few ‘what if’s’ around how musically inspired I am/could be.
Ten years ago I had a reasonable cd collection which was stolen and I wasn’t able to replace them. Reviewing my current cd collection I have around 90 which, given my youthful age..(50’s the new 30 surely), seems rather minimal. Admittedly too, those 90 do include many obtained free with newspapers/magazines; a few box sets with titles like acoustic mellow moods and jazz music and there’s more than a couple of soundtracks too (I do love films-another blog, another day). Where did my vinyls go? I hope someone’s looking after them as they got left behind in a previous life. Donny; David; Cat(Yusuf); Cliff; Bay city…(I know.. what can I say..); together with Reggae; Santana; Sanford and Townsend; many more and Mozart. I hope you’re all being enjoyed, I will continue to enjoy you in my mind as I remember you all with fondness.
Often, the soundtrack I live to these days is that of traffic. I can virtually tell the time by the sound of the traffic outside my front door. The sound of the bin men just told me it’s7amsharp. I love the soundtrack of my life when I have my backdoor open and can hear the birds in my garden, particularly in the morning when they’re wondering why I haven’t been out already (a topic for a future day).
Coming back to music, it is a huge love of mine though I struggle to ‘know’ it. Perhaps that’s something to explore. At the moment, for music in my life, I rely heavily on the radio and am conscious that ipod and downloads are something I’ve shied away from.
Today I have dusted off my cd collection and will bring to the fore the current and future soundtrack of my life.
How musical are you?
What’s the soundtrack of your life?
ps when I work out how.. I’ll add some music, if legal. Or bird song. I could try to record and upload.