Music for dads

In which I get down to some 80s Dad music.

Me with my sisters

Our home is a quiet home, the television may be on but the house is not bouncing away to any particular tune. I enjoy music but it is not on in the background, in fact I have only recently started to plug in my speakers while I cook dinner.

It’s unsurprising really as I didn’t grow up in a melodic household. Sure we had a record player but the needle was not really used. So it is hard to recall the music of my youth.

Still I know there were a few tunes that have stuck with me, I can tell this from those artists that are part of the guilty pleasures mix on Spotify.

Jean Michel Jarre

I don’t know why I like mid 80’s French electronica, but this was a piece of music my dad was always playing in the car. It’s also one of the artists I’ve been to see in concert…

Meat Loaf

…another being the big guy. Again another paternal influence and one I was lucky enough to be able to see from the front row surrounded by grizzled beards in charcoal t-shirts.

Dire Straits

I have no idea why, but I seemed to remember spending a lot of time trampolining to ‘Walk of Life’.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Papa Loves Mambo.”

What sort of music was played in your house when you were growing up? What effect, (if any) did it have on your musical tastes?

Author: geekergosum

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