My knowledge of music is limited and I mean extremely limited. I may act as if I get it all but really no, I don’t get it. It’s not that I have not tried but it simply is beyond me.
My son plays spotify everyday in the morning during our ride to school through bluetooth. He tells me which songs are good and wil explain the best things about it. Some have such rude language but he says thats usual these days. Nothing wrong with language having fuck and sex like words it seems.
I do enjoy watching the younger generation loving their spotify and sharing playlists. One day I got fed up of listening to modern songs and asked my son to make a playlist of my favourite bollywood songs from yesteryears. I must say I did love that and have played it a few times. Our common ground is Beatles and Abba. Calypso is too old for them. I love it though. I grew up with Harry Bellafonte – Jamaica Farewell.
Down the bay where the nights are gay
And the sun shines daily on the mountain top
I took a trip on a sailing ship
And when I reached Jamaica I made a stop
But I’m sad to say I’m on my way
Won’t be back for many a day
My heart is down, my head is turning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town
Down the market you can hear
Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
`Akey’ rice, salt fish are nice
And the rum is fine any time of year
Sounds of laughter everywhere
And the dancing girls sway to and fro
I must declare my heart is there
Though I’ve been from Maine to Mexico
I have beautiful memories with Vinyl and radio cum record palyer. In our Patna house our drawing room was big with shining red floors and carpets rolled away especially in summers. All cousins from all over India came to the family house in Patna for the end of year summer holidays. These songs would be playing almost all day long. Holiday mood through the house was so lively . The house was always naturally cool. It had very huge doors, big ceilings with very thick walls. Never knew airconditioning even in the peak of summer. All fun frolic addicted children dancing away nearly every evening. I feel the music even now.
Somedays I actually play Calypso album in our house and make my family dance to it.That charm for me is never going to fade away and no other musician will ever touch my soul as much.