Wednesday, May 12, 2010

People Are Strange...

When you're a stranger...faces look ugly when you're alone...

Okay I'll stop singing the song from "Lost Boys".

But it is true. People are strange. This evening I spent two hours at a Pops Concert at my daughter's high school. It is the last concert of the year and more or less a talent show. My daughter and her friend sang "Wallflower" by Patricia Anne. They were totally awesome. It is such a sweet song.

There were lots of talented kids there tonight. What's funny is, there was a band that played a heavy metal type song. A current song, nothing too old, you know. These are teenagers we're talking about. Anyway, I look at my husband on my left, my brother in law on my right and then quickly glance around. Aside from the other teenagers, we're the only "adults" bobbing our heads to the music. Seriously.

I thought to myself, "Am I that strange?" Of course I am, but that is besides the point. My husband, my brother in law, my brother and my daughter are all "into" music. My brother in law plays guitar and taught my daughter the basics. The girl surpasses him hourly. My husband plays bass guitar. I used to play guitar when I was a kid but gave it up. I also played the trumpet and french horn in band. But you put music on... any kind of music in my case... and it stirs emotions and provokes thoughts and makes me just want to move to the beat. I think I've got some pretty good taste in music. I love just about everything as you could tell from the A-Z challenge.

My sister in law (Not Cheri) the one who's married to my brother, can't understand why he gets so wrapped up in music and movies. I'm the same way. Music and movies. Books for me too, not so much my brother. At least I don't think so. But mostly music and movies. Some TV shows, but rarely. The power of the music/movie and the energy just... affect me. I don't know how else to explain it.

I just thought it was funny though, sitting in the audience of all these parents and grandparents and siblings of these teenagers and I'm bobbing my head to the music, tapping my feet. I'll be this way when I'm 90, I'm sure of it. I'll be the hippest great-grandma out there.

Oh and I hope you all have noticed... my revision status bar for Legend of Black Rose and Crowning Absolution. And of course, thank Cheri for my new PIRATE BACKGROUND! Arrrggghhh!!! "I've got a jar of dirt. I've got a jar of dirt. And guess what's in it!" Hehe. I love Jack Sparrow. Fare thee well, me hearties and don't go doin' anythin' that'll get ye keelhauled, mate.


Avo said...

I don't get people's reactions to music either. I went by a public square next to a modern art center last week end. And there were some young adults putting on a dance show and people not only weren't getting into it, but didn't even shell out a coin in spite of staying to watch... It was a good show, I felt like joining in.

Congrats on making headway with your WIP, and congrats on your new themed layout. : j

Emily White said...

Oh I definitely love music. I'm with you on that one. And my eldest son seems to have inherited that love because his head is always bobbing right along with mine whenever we hear any kind of good beat. It's really cute.


I was brought up with music that was the first love of my life and still plays a great part. Like the new layout by the way.

Take care.

B. Miller said...

I love music, I feel it's an integral part of my writing process. Thanks for sharing this story with us.

I like the new layout! I tagged you in my blog today. Hope you get a chance to check it out!

Beth Zimmerman said...

You changed your blog. It looks good! Very piratey! :) Feel like I should be saying "Ahoy Matey" hobble around (I do that anyway) with one eye closed. :)

Music definitely speaks to my soul in a way nothing else seems to do.

Mel Chesley said...

Arrrgghhh! Ahoy, maties... There you go. ;)
Well it is good to know I am not the only one who is moved by music. Not just in my family, but now you guys!

If it has a good beat and meaningful lyrics (or even just funny ones) I'll listen to it. My daughter is the same way and her musical talent is pretty astounding for not being able to read sheet music.

Not so sure about my son. I know he likes his music, but I don't know if it moves him the way it does the rest of us.

Thanks for commenting guys!

Donna Hosie said...

Absolutely LOVING the new layout!

Hart Johnson said...

I would have been dancing too, though my music love is more a dancing love, I think--I love LYRICS and I love a good BEAT but apparently I have no ear for... you know... the notes part. (my daughter used to cover my mouth because I can't carry a tune... I just don't hear in the same way)

But weird is good. And passionate about ANYTHING is good. And pirates are VERY VERY GOOD (because they are bad)

Elana Johnson said...

I'm so with you! I like music, movies, and books. They resonate with me. I'm always bee-bopping around. Life would be boring without that.