December 31, 2008

For the Love of Music

I'm not sure how many of you actually listen to the Playlist that I have added to this blog, but if you do, you may have wondered about the variety of my music! And if you don't, turn up the speakers and listen to pieces of my heart, okay?

I grew up in a very musical household...Mom played the piano while Dad led the singin' at church. I tell people I was born on the second pew...that was my Mom's seat during service and where she plopped me down just days after I was born! There was always music being played in one form or another at home...Mom on the piano, someone whistling a tune, or listening to a record....or even an 8-track! Even when we were at my Grandparent's house, there was music being played...my Grandmother loved country music and all three of her kids learned to play piano! I have an uncle that plays jazz that I love to hear...too bad he never recorded anything!

So, let me explain my very diverse likes in music that are playing in the background.
First, Charlie Pride....he was my Grandma's favorite! One of my most vivid memories of being in her home is of me eating 'snuff' and listening to Charlie Pride! ('snuff' was made out of cocoa and sugar...just looked like what she and Grandpa were eating to my 5 yr old way of thinking!) She came down with Alzheimer's in the mid-70's so this memory is very special to me. She passed away the summer of '88 and I cannot wait to see her again in Heaven!

Second, Randy Travis....you will notice there is only one of his songs and it was 'our song' when we were dating in the late 80's!

Next, Reba and Garth. Dear hubs and I listened to country music for the first few years of our marriage and I loved Reba, he loved Garth! I stopped listening so much when I heard my then two year old DD1 singing "Take it Back" right along with Reba! I then went out and bought a few kids praise tapes for her to listen to...does anyone remember Psalty??? Anyway, as I was going through the music on the playlist site, I realized that I had grown to like Garth almost as much as dear hubs!

Let's see, what is left? Audio Adrenaline and Jars of Clay....they were popular when we first started listening exclusively to contemporary Christian radio and music and I fell in love with their music! I still like what they put out (Jars) and miss Audio A!!! Many of their songs have gotten me over a hump in my Christian life...Audio A and Beautiful, along with Hands and Feet. And my girls always loved Big House! Jars and their song, Take My Worlds Apart, reminds me to just let it go into God's hand! And I love Eleventh Hour.

Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, Stephen Curtis Chapman and FFH....I love their sound and the message behind the music! Vicky Beeching - we had an opportunity to see her perform with Rebecca St. James and I fell in love with her sound and her testimony!

So, see, even though I have very eclectic tastes, I can explain it all!!! God has used music to touch my life in so many ways! We have also raised musical daughters; DD1 sings in the honor choir at school and Bunny plays trumpet in her high school marching band! They bless me so much with their talent!

Well, DD1 starts her new job today so I should wrap this up! I hope and pray that 2009 brings you precious memories and a closer walk with our Savior!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow....like music and a new year!

God's girl, Pamela

5 comments:

Dead to Self said...

I STILL love Psalty!!! Even in my "adulthood" I don't think I will ever grow tired of it (though my children may...we'll find out later)

Anonymous said...

You brought back some very pleasant memories...I remember listening to a lot of preaching when I lived at home....on weekends usually but then I stayed with Aunt Mary a lot and she listened to KSKY...and that was preaching....all kinds. I remember Armstrong and his "World Wide Church of God"...having since learned he was not always "straight"....but Aunt Mary was firmly rooted so no need to worry about her...bless her kind soul. Mom always listened to KSKY on Sat. when we were cleaning the house after her week at work and ours at school....
Thanks for bringing up sweet things of yesterday...Love you, Mom

Lynnette Kraft said...

Oh, I understand this! My son is an aspiring film-score composer. He likes film score music, classical, contemporary Christian, rock, pop, hip-hop, broadway musical, well, just about everything really. He is a pianist, my husband is a guitarist, my daughter plays violin, I like to sing...yes, I GET IT! :)

It's nice to meet you. I just saw your comment on Lysa's blog and thought I'd pop over for a visit. :)

Have a great day and a blessed 2009!
Lynnette
PS Come join me for Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane. It sounds like you are one who enjoys memories...it would be great fun for you! Visit my blog for details.

Loved the Agape way said...

Oh, Pamela! I was raised on Conway Twitty, George Jones, Charlie Pride and Waylon & Willie.
I knew we were more than sisters in Christ! :)
Love you, and thanks for the encouraging words!
Rose

Michal Ann said...

Hey, God's girl, I hopped over here from MckMamma's site. We seem to have a lot in common except that I don't have a blog. It's sure a fun way to peek in to others' lives. I am also a thinker, middle child, messy perfectionist...and I like a lot of different music. I've noted a lot of cool stuff on YouTube. If you want to email, I'm Michal immichal@yahoo.com and I can send you more stuff I enjoy.

Since you and your honey like Garth Brooks, you might like looking up the writer of The Dance singing it at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Just go to YouTube and enter "Tony Arata The Dance." Choose the video with a guy, guitar and mics. It's titled Garth Brooks "The Dance" The guy who wrote it, LIVE !!!

Let me know what you think..yup, keep on thinkin'...lots to think about in The Shack, eh?

Praising God from Whom All Blessings Flow, Michal (and my name means "brook" in Hebrew!)