Growing up with Music

The Carnival of the Posties is coming up, and this weeks theme is music, so this is my submission.

I grew up with music. I think most people do, but I have a particular love for it. I can listen to just about anything that has a beat, and only really dislike a few things. As a kid I did as all children do and listened to whatever my parents happened to have on at the time. That meant a lot of Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and the like. My father was more into older stuff though. Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper. REAL rock. I love all of it.

As I got into my teens though, I got hooked on Metal, and that has been my love ever since I listened to that first KISS album. I’ve posted a few songs here over the last few years, here are a few of them.

Megadeth – Wake up Dead

I first saw Megadeth at the Metroplex on Marietta Street in Atlanta back in the mid ’80’s. Man, Dave Mustaine kicks some serious butt. I spent the entire show about ten feet from him, just banging my head.

Here are a couple more Megadeth tunes.

Megadeth – In My Darkest Hour – This song was written after Cliff Burton (Metallica) Died.

Megadeth – Countdown to Extinction – By the time this came out, I was married and had a son. It was released at some point while I was in my short-lived college career.

Metallica – Sad but True – The wife likes to joke sometimes that this is our song.

Armored Saint – Aftermath – A hard rocking band. The lead singer ended up joining Anthrax.

Alice Cooper – The Ballad of Dwight Fry – Alice Cooper is great. Love it to Death is probably my all time favorite of his albums. His early years are when he was truly at his best.

King Crimson – 21st Century Schizoid Man – You wouldn’t think that something from the 60’s would fit into my list, but I fell in love with Emerson, Lake & Palmer the first time I heard anything by them, and later on while looking through my dad’s albums, I found this one and once I realized that Greg Lake was doing vocals on their first two albums, had to listen to it. One of my favorites.

Guns N Roses – Used to Love Her – Guns N Roses were pretty good for awhile, but they just blew themselves out of the water with too much drugs, too many good times.

Willie and the Poor Boys – These Arms of Mine – This is also one of my favorite albums. I turned my wife onto this and the song was played at our wedding reception.

Nowadays I mostly listen to the Pixies, Evanescence, and stuff like that, but I always return to the staples that I grew up with. I can’t imagine NOT having it be part of my life.

12 throughts on "Growing up with Music"

  1. Oh yes. Somewhere around here are some truth telling pics. As a matter of fact one of the 404 pages is a pic of me, but I will keep denying it.

    Just an old fart now if you ask my kids. I must be ancient to my four year old.

  2. I still love Megadeth and Metallica. I saw Alice Cooper in concert back when I was in college. That was an awesome stage show!

  3. Little heavy for my tastes, but that is okay, because that is the beauty of the world, diversity.

    The next Postie Carnival, held March 19th, will be hosted at CoolAdzine for Marketers ( The theme is March Holidays and Celebrations.

    Here are just a few celebrations:

    * Women’s History Month
    * International Women’s Day
    * St. Patrick’s Day
    * First Day of Spring
    * Baseball
    * Spring Equinox
    * Feast of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    * Festival of Trees
    * Lady Day
    * Rites of Spring

    Here are some birthdays:

    * Dr. Suess
    * Albert Einstein
    * Houdini
    * Alexander G. Bell

    Of course, your holiday or birthday is no listed, but is welcome. Help me make this a wonderful carnival.



  4. i have an aversion to metal, which is a shame because it means I don’t share much music with my son. Don’t care for it, but I love the passion that comes shining through as you tell about it!

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