I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.
I have always been the kind of person who enjoys listening to music whenever possible. I have no personal musical talent, in fact my family takes away the hymnal away from me at church, but I enjoy it none the less. Today it is the Stones, Springsteen, Steely Dan, Santana ands Stevie Ray. Tommorow it may be Davis Coltrane, Rollins and Marsalis.
I think the thing that stikes me most these days is how often the kids will come to me and ask when we got a particular soundtrack from a kids movie. I have to tell them that for the most that I have the original CD's, in some cases I have the original albums. I still have my Beatles White Album and Dark Side of the Moon with the posters in them.
Whether it be Shrek 2 with Bowie's Changes or Chicken Little with Queen to Glee with Journey, most of today's movies and shows contain older songs. When I hear You Can't Always Get What You Want, I think of the Big Chill, my kids think about Glee.
The people who plan the music for a particular movie or show, usually seem to know what demographics they are looking at to get people involved. I am glad that my kids are experiencing music from my era.
I just don't see any of todays acts having the longevity of some artists from years gone by. Will Miley Cyrus still be singing into her late 60's like Mick Jagger?