Throwback Thursday #37 – Discovering Your Musical Taste

From Cave Walls gave us this musical prompt this week.

  1. What music were you exposed to in your family home – genre, artist, or style. Mum and Dad never listened to much music while I was growing up. I don’t remember much, but I do like sixties and fifties music, even though I wasn’t born in that time. My sister must have listened to that type of music, and I was even named from a song ”My Diane”. Although Mum put an A at the end by mistake.
  2. Did you enjoy that type of music or did you rebel against it? I wasn’t much of a rebel, and even now my music tastes vary.
  3. How did you listen to music in your childhood home? Radio? Record player? Television? Record player.
  4. Did you buy records, tapes, cassettes, 8-tracks or CDs? I brought vinyl records, but when I was twelve, my dad’s brother gave me a pile of records. Some punk, Abba, ”These Boots are made for walking”, I can still hear the song in my head. My favourite song was ”I Will Survive”.
  5. What performers were you drawn to most as an adolescent? David Cassidy at first, but then Donny Osmond. When I was older Bon Jovi was my favourite singer.
  6. Who did you go to see for your first concert? Who did you go with? I’ve never been to a concert, but I would love to go to a Bon Jovi concert.
  7. What concert has been your favorite concert to date? I’ve never been to a concert, although Freddie and the Dreamers played in my home town. Not so much of a concert, but a small venue it the old sports stadium’s dance hall.
  8. When do you listen to music? In the car? At work? While studying or doing projects? I listen to music in the car, singing in my tone deaf voice, not caring because I enjoy singing.
  9. Did the music you listened to affect your attitudes, way of dress, or view of the world? I dressed how I wanted to, although who said that leg warmers and ra-ra skirts were fashionable. Don’t get me started on flares.
  10. How has your choice of music changed over the years? What is your genre of choice at this phase of your life? No, I enjoy all sorts of music, from Irish, Sixties, Rock and Roll, Rock. In fact the only music I don’t like is base.
  11. Bonus Question: What band or group posters did you have hanging in your room? Extra extra bonus points if you can share a copy of it or a link to it. Donny Osmond, David Cassidy, but nothing overshadowed my posters of Starsky and Hutch. Especially Starsky.
  12. EXTRA EXTRA BONUS: Care to share a playlist from Spotify?

I don’t have Spotify, my daughter has and it is mostly Disney songs, the favourite ”Growing Pressure” from Encanto. It makes me cry because I watched it after my sister’s funeral.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

4 thoughts on “Memories

  1. The loss of a sister is so difficult. I’ve lost two. There are certain songs that still make me cry. I have not been to many concerts – most Impaid for myself later in life. That was an expense we could never afford when I was younger.

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