It’s Friday and after a week of blogging about the market and subprime crisis, I thought it would be fun to do something different and way off-topic.
About a year ago, my boys started playing Guitar Hero. If you’re not familiar with the game, it’s a video game that simulates guitar playing to classic rock tunes. One day my oldest son was playing “Message in a Bottle” by the Police and he asked me if I had ever heard that song before. LOL! I told him yes, that it was very popular when I was a kid. I think he was shocked! It turned out that my son loved “Message in a Bottle.”
What’s amazing about this is that had I been the one to introduce my son to “Message in a Bottle,” it wouldn’t have had the same effect. He probably would have discounted it since it was his Dad showing it to him. I know how kids are since I was once a kid.
Anyway, I took my boys’ love for old music to heart and started picking up old CDs to replace some of the cassettes I had purchased when I was a kid. In the last year or so, I have bought:
The Police – The Police (2 disc greatest hits)
Yes – 90215
Asia – The Definitive Collection
Foreigner – All of their CDs
Journey – Greatest Hits
Styx – Gold
Deep Purple – Machine Head
Rush – A BUNCH of their stuff
REO Speedwagon – Hits
Supertramp – Breakfast in America
Peter Frampton – Frampton Comes Alive
Robert Plant – Principle of Moments, Shaken ‘n’ Stirred
Don Henley – Building the Perfect Beast, and The End of the Innocence
Simple Minds – Once Upon a Time
Not all of these discs have been hits with my boys. For some reason they don’t care for Rush or Supertramp. The rest, however, were well-received and it has been fun to find out what their favorites are. I have had a blast rebuilding my music collection.
Their interest in Guitar Hero also led them to want to learn to play guitar. Luckily, we have a friend who plays guitar and he was happy to take them on as students. I wasn’t sure if they would stick it out, but they have and I’m very proud of them. They have even “written” a song with the help of their teacher. Now they are after me to get them an electric guitar. Maybe someday…