Vinyl & Brass

February 21, 2014

Lately, there’s been a whole lotta of noise around the house and not just due to our kitchen renovation.  With our twin boys practicing their brass instruments and the vinyl records spinning on their turntable, our home has become a symphony of sounds (not all necessarily in tune).  We love music in our home, we always have.  When the boys were infants, listening and dancing to our favorite music was definitely an outlet for the big lifestyle adjustment upon us.  Max and Ben grew accustomed to the tunes of Led Zeppelin, Neko Case, Joao Gilberto, Al Green and Jill Scott from the time they were 6 months old (or maybe younger).  Somewhere along the years they’ve become intrigued with jazz, and currently, it’s not uncommon to hear the faint sounds of Stan Getz or John Coltrane streaming from the turntable in their room.

Music appreciation at any age can lift one’s spirits and deepen one’s self awareness of space and time.   I’m really proud of Max and Ben for wanting to learn to play an instrument on their own terms.  I tried for many years to play the guitar.  It may not have worked for me, but nevertheless, I never lost my passion for a good sound.

Have a great weekend!  What will YOU be listening to?

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Nikolaivishk February 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Music has always been my “Great Escape”. I, too, have benefited from the music I listened in your home. They have a great foundation , in that respect.

Not enough Omar and the Howlers, however!

FYI – Babu was vote #244. Good luck with the “home stretch”!

[Clever choice of words, if I do say so myself.,,]

Natalia February 21, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Your children have very sophisticated musical tastes. The other day, I was playing some old CDs on my ‘antiquated’ stereo, and a Louis Armstrong song came on. Max’s eyes got wide as he yelled: “Satchmo!” with a big smile on his face.
Love those Munchkins!

Kris Patton February 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Such an awesome post! Our kids are big music lovers as well and we’ve currently got Albert Hammond Jr.’s “Como te Ama?” on heavy rotation. Julian Casablancas’s “Phrazes for the Young” is a huge favorite. The Strokes are our all time fave but we love a bit of everything:). Have an amazing weekend and love those pics, they’re gorgeous!

Lidia February 21, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Debra, love your pictures and your musically inclined boys. You have exposed them to great music: Jazz.

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