A good song can make your day just as much as a bad song causes you to jump up to change the channel. Most often a song will take me back to a time or memory I have tried so hard to forget and put behind me.
While I know that I do not have the greatest taste in music, when I put a mix together, it proves just how fickle and obtuse I can be.
Browsing i-Tunes, looking through the celebrity lists as a dirty pleasure, I came across Frodo’s list. Well that short actor guy who plays Frodo. I really enjoyed his choices and ended up down loading “The Langley School Music Project.” Call me old and out of it, but this was the first I had head of this album. Recorded in the Langley school gym, with all of those hokey instruments, students sing the pop music of the day.
As a short walk down amnesia lane, it is really fun to hear them belt out songs like “Major Tom,” “God Only Knows,” “In My Room,” and the best “Sweet Caroline” I have heard in years. Many of the students are better than the original artist’s interpretation. It is pure and innocent while being very fun. Maybe I just look forward to being a dad one day having to listen to the school concerts and choir – but it is something special - that is for certain.