Simply put son, there are hundreds of them. You can find them in copier boxes in the garage, in stacks in the entertainment centre and in almost every nook and cranny of every vehicle we have – they are called CDs.
By the time you start to truly consume, make decisions about and understand the real power of music, CDs, I imagine, will be an archaic form of music delivery for you, just like 8-tracks and vinyl were for me, However, I was lucky enough to build a little vinyl collection too…which I guess will be like hieroglyphs and petroglyphs for you.
You’ve shown an early love for listening to tunes, whether it’s been your mom’s country music or my rock. You’ve wiggled, danced and imitated what you’ve heard, warming our hearts along the way. This has been great to see because music has been a major love and influence for your mom and I.
Ultimately, here’s what I’ve learned about music, it’s like Pete’s Dragon, when you need it most, music will find you.
We build a soundtrack to our lives with the music we scream to, dance to, cry to, think to and drive or walk to. There’s a power to music which I hope will be threaded into your life as it was in mine. Ultimately, here’s what I’ve learned about music, it’s like Pete’s Dragon, when you need it most, music will find you, However, it may not be as obvious as a collosal green dragon right in front of you but it will be there to help, soothe and build you up.
So, given all the above, I have no idea what the fate of my CDs will be as the years go by but I definitely would like you to know about some of them. You’ll learn as time rolls on that The Cult is my favourite band of all-time and among my many other favourites are bands/artists like Led Zeppelin, The Ramones, Joy Division, Metallica, Tool, Johnny Cash, Nick Drake, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, The Tragically Hip, Bonobo, Blue Rodeo, Massive Attack…to name just a few – ha!
I’m going to start randomly reaching into my box of CDs…let’s call it The Versace Music Vault, and write up quick reviews of what I grab. They most likely won’t always be by my all-time favourite artists and that is my point, I took the time to buy them at one time because something about them meant something to me. Whatever it is, like I said, they were like Pete’s Dragon and they found me.
VERSACE MUSIC VAULT Vol. 1
ALBUM: Cuts Like A Knife
ARTIST: Bryan Adams
FAVOURITE SONGS: This time. Straight from the heart. Cuts like a knife.
NOTES: It’s early Bryan Adams and his coolest stuff was his early stuff in my opinion.
ALBUM: Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
FAVOURITE SONGS: F@ckin’ in the bushes. Go let it out. Little James. Gas Panic!
NOTES: Oasis is definitely in my top 20 favourite bands, don’t listen to the haters, this is a good band. A lot of their biggest hits are on albums before this one but this is one of their best. Basically, to me, this album is an example of what a band sounds like which has matured. Now, some of their past hits are among the best songs you will ever bellow during drunken karaoke (Wonderwall) or on long drives with friends (Champagne Supernova). F@ckin’ in the bushes is just one of the coolest songs to blast loud while driving.
ARTIST: The White Stripes
FAVOURITE SONGS: Seven Nation Army. The hardest button to button.
NOTES: When The White Stripes emerged, nothing really sounded like them. Jack White is a guitar wizard and his voice, though far from melodic or with incredible range, is definitely engaging. Seven Nation Army is a badass song, play it before a workout, sports competition or an arm wrestle for that extra adrenaline rush.
ALBUM: Broken Boy Soldiers
ARTIST: The Raconteurs
FAVOURITE SONGS: Steady as she goes.
NOTES: Pretty cool sounding ensemble band, one of its members was Jack White of The White Stripes. Saw them once live and they put on a helluva show.