Maybe the old songs… (Day 40/Project 365)

play the old 45s

My father in law has is a music fiend who–to this day–had a mad collection of old records, 45s, musical instruments, guitar pedals and et voila…! an old 45 player.

He usually passes his time playing all his old records while sipping wine on his den, reminiscing about the old days when he used to play rhythm guitar for an old “Beatles-style” band, the one they call “The Wayfarers”. Like any other dude who grew up in the 50s, my young father-in-law along with his cousins and friends fancied themselves as the next “Beatles”. They wore spiffy black suits, with matching black Raybans and probably broke a few hearts along the way.

I used to be ambivalent to 50s and 60s music when I was growing up. But now that I am old, I realized that music is way, way better before. It has nice melodies, simple yet direct to the point lyrics, and does not need to glorify “pimping, blowin’ and the Benjamins” just so that it will be relate-able to the listeners. Now, “real” music for me are the old Motown classics, anything from the Beatles and Rollingstones discography as well a tunes from The Mamas and the Papas.

Seems the old generation had it better when it comes to music.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. fizzywoohoo says:

    we used to have an old record player like this one…but when we were fixing up the house about 2 years ago, we eventually threw it away because it was broken & no longer playing. i kept my mom’s records though. proud to have some original beatles records!

    1. lanilakwatsera says:

      Beatles record for the win!
      I’d love to have some of that though…
      My father-in-law has all the old records also. Mike and I were kidding him that he should indicate in his will that all his old records are going to us…

  2. fizzywoohoo says:

    you’d probably flip at all the old stuff our house has…it always makes ava cry when i tell her that we’ve thrown stuff away haha.

    mama’s beatles records aren’t complete though…and i’m surprised there isn’t a single elvis record in our house. i do have her beatles “trading cards/bubble gum cards”…haha i don’t know what they’re called but i’m sure you get the idea. don’t worry, that’s very special to me and i’ll never throw that away. =)

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