Growing up, Gospel was the music that was a constant in my household and Mahalia Jackson was the Supreme Goddess. I can remember having the feeling that there was something soul building and defining when listening to her. I would not, or rather, could not let a musical pass me by on the television. I was GLUED to it and I felt a fundamental urgency to be exposed to all music. It happened quite often that my sisters (of which I have three) would complain to my mother that I was singing a tune from a musical. Give me Doris Day or West Side Story and I was in Heaven. Did it deter me from being me? NO! But, it did delay the process of the performer that I am today. I am NOT complete without music in my life! And I feel that there are a lot of people out there that feel exactly the same way.
So what floats your boat in regard to music? Are you a classic rock lover, or is Hip Hop more your speed? Sometimes it is hard to tell just what a person has on their iPod or plays on vinyl at home. I am sure that I would be surprised at what some of my co-workers get their groove on to. Or would I? I cannot count the amount of times I was told how surprising it was that I am a R&R girl at heart. Why, I don't know! I am a musician and all music speaks to me. I can find something that I like in all genres and I am always open to new sounds and beats.
Til next time,