Musical Monday

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Musical Monday
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Mon, 09-16-2013 - 11:48am

Favorite female artist?
Favorite male artist?
Favorite group/band?
Have you seen any of the above live?

In school...did you play an instrument? 
If so, what?
Do any of your kids play an instrument?
Did they follow your lead?

Are you, or any of your family members a musician, either as a way of life, or as a hobby? 
Tell us about it!  :)

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Tue, 09-17-2013 - 9:20pm

Favorite female artist? ~ Katy Perry
Favorite male artist? ~ Dave Matthews
Favorite group/band? ~ the Dave Matthews band
Have you seen any of the above live?  ~ Yes, D.M.

In school...did you play an instrument?  ~ yes, in a marching band
If so, what? ~ the glockenspiel!  (because I had some piano lessons)
Do any of your kids play an instrument? ~ Yes, all do.
Did they follow your lead? ~ No, they aren't given a choice. ;)  Private lessons and orchestra at a local university's conservatory, and their schools have great music programs too.

Are you, or any of your family members a musician, either as a way of life, or as a hobby? 
Tell us about it!  :) ~ no one living.  My husband's grandfather played the bass for a living.  That side of the family was poo-oor!

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Tue, 09-17-2013 - 8:23pm

Bands I've seen live in the last few years: Nine Inch Nails (twice), Jimmy Eat World, Bauhaus, Peaches, TV on the Radio, Cloud Atlas, Foxy Shazam, Awolnation, 21 Pilots, MGMT, Silversun Pickups (twice), the Henry Clay People, Smashing Pumpkins, Against Me! (twice), and the Wombats (twice).

There are a few people I'd like to see live. IAMDYNAMITE for one. Any current lineup of James Maynard Keenan for another. My absolute favorite though is Nine Inch Nails. I'm going to see them in October :)

No one in the family is a musician, though dh has composed a few awesome pieces with digital programs. I played the clarinet in the symphonic, marching, and jazz bands during school. Only one of my kids has opted into band in school, but the other writes/composes her own raps. 

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Tue, 09-17-2013 - 7:11pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
"My ex was a itinerent and studio base player in NYC when we were married, so I knew a lot about the club scene in the 80s." --------- Funny, our paths may have crossed back then.

It was the early 80s; you were probably there later. Was your ex a musician too? We lived on W 11th in the tallest, thinist, windowless apt. Between the apt and hanging out at the clubs, I felt like a vampire, though I did attend Rutgers occasionally during the daytime.

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Tue, 09-17-2013 - 8:08am

iamvelma wrote:
<p>Favorite female artist?<br />Favorite male artist?<br />Favorite group/band?<br />Have you seen any of the above live?</p><p>In school...did you play an instrument?  <br />If so, what?<br />Do any of your kids play an instrument? <br />Did they follow your lead?</p><p>Are you, or any of your family members a musician, either as a way of life, or as a hobby?  <br />Tell us about it!  :)<br /><br /></p>

Cannot think of a famale one.

Favorite male singer is Bob Seger

Favorite group is Styx

Saw both in concert, Seger twice

I played trumpet in band from 6-10th grade.  DD1 also played trumpet, in fact she played my trumpet,  from 6-9th.  DD3 played Sax 6-8th.

No muscians in the family. DH plays a bit of guitar but for fun and not of muscian quality.

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Tue, 09-17-2013 - 1:48am
"My ex was a itinerent and studio base player in NYC when we were married, so I knew a lot about the club scene in the 80s." --------- Funny, our paths may have crossed back then.
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Mon, 09-16-2013 - 3:39pm

Favorite female artist? Don't really have a favorite but I do like KT Tunstall.
Favorite male artist? Guy Fishman (cellist) and I still love Bob Marley. Always will.
Favorite group/band? Can't think of any one in particular--I like a lot of Christian bands (Needtobreathe, Jars of Clay, etc.)
Have you seen any of the above live? Yep, Guy Fishman, many times

In school...did you play an instrument?  Alto recorder. Doesn't everybody? Also took piano but quit bcs my younger brother was waaaay better than I was, so naturally I became horribly disillusioned and bitter ;)
Do any of your kids play an instrument?  Son plays trumpet and trombone. Daughter sings and plays piano. She also plays the clarinet but hates it.
Did they follow your lead? No, fortunately, they stuck with it!

Are you, or any of your family members a musician, either as a way of life, or as a hobby?  My daughter has played professionally, but I don't think she's considering this as a career. She is taking a lot of music in college, so who knows? Right now, she vacillates between wanting to be secretary of state or...a history professor :)

My brother Bill, who whupped me in piano, has played in several bands (guitar and piano) and made actual money, but he now makes his living as a CPA/CFP.

My husband has perfect pitch, but only plays the recorder. He also abandoned the clarinet in high school.

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Mon, 09-16-2013 - 1:20pm

Favorite female artist? Sarah McLachlan or Diane Schuur
Favorite male artist? Lately Ed Sheeran, but all time is probably Van Morrison
Favorite group/band? Steely Dan
Have you seen any of the above live? Yes to all, though I haven't seen any live popular big venue concerts is several years, though we go to clubs often.

In school...did you play an instrument?  Not in school, but took 10+ years of lessons
If so, what? Piano
Do any of your kids play an instrument? Yes, youngest son plays tenor and alto sax, clarinet, and acustic, lead and base guitar.
Did they follow your lead? Not at all, he has talent.

Are you, or any of your family members a musician, either as a way of life, or as a hobby? 
Tell us about it!  :) My ex was a itinerent and studio base player in NYC when we were married, so I knew a lot about the club scene in the 80s. My 14yo son is part of a band and has actually made a few dollars in some of his gigs.

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Mon, 09-16-2013 - 1:20pm

Favorite female artist? Dunno
Favorite male artist? ditto
Favorite group/band? ditto
Have you seen any of the above live? The last band I saw live was REM and it was seriously disappointing. They might as well have been robots or holograms.

In school...did you play an instrument? Yes, alto recorder. 

Are you, or any of your family members a musician, either as a way of life, or as a hobby? My dd plays various instruments. My brother played drums in a semi-pro band for several years.

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Mon, 09-16-2013 - 1:06pm

Favorite female artist? Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys, Adele
Favorite male artist? Jimmy Buffett, Elton John, Bob Marley, Justin Timberlake, Blake Shelton
Favorite group/band? Train, Maroon 5, Toots & The Maytals, Beach Boys, Green Day

Sooo many...I really can't narrow it down to one, or even five, of each. I've just named the first five that came to mind.

Have you seen any of the above live? I've seen many favorites live. The ones I listed above in italics are the ones I've seen live.

In school...did you play an instrument?  Yes
If so, what? Flute, piccolo.
Do any of your kids play an instrument? Too young still, but my son shows proficiency with percussion. I guess most boys like banging on things. lol  My daughter sings and sings and sings. Anything and everything.
Did they follow your lead? They follow their own lead.

Are you, or any of your family members a musician, either as a way of life, or as a hobby? 
Tell us about it!  :)

My brother has been in bands since he was 15 (he is in his late 40s now), usually as a drummer but as he's gotten older he's been the lead vocalist and guitarist for a few of them. He's the drummer in the band he is in. Not for a living, but it's part of his life and he does make a few bucks. I play a decent guitar and even better drums, but I've never been part of a band.

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Mon, 09-16-2013 - 1:02pm

Favorite female artist?  Faith Hill
Favorite male artist?  John Mellencamp
Favorite group/band?  The Coral Reefers
Have you seen any of the above live?  Yes, JM 4 times and the Coral Reefers 3, I think.  

In school...did you play an instrument?  Clarinet for a very short time.
If so, what?
Do any of your kids play an instrument?   They both did, they had to play an instrument for at least a year.  They both 
Did they follow your lead?  No, they stuck with it for longer.  They both played piano for years, and guitar, drums and trumpet were also played over the years.

<<Are you, or any of your family members a musician, either as a way of life, or as a hobby?  >>

Yes, I have a cousin who is a music teacher.



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