Ten years later, my sister and I went to Paris for about 3 or 4 weeks. We stayed in an apartment (I think it belonged to a friend of hers from college) on the Rue Jean Goujon. I had a tremendous time, but as a 15-year old, I couldn't stay out and explore too much on my own, especially at night. My time in the apartment was spent listening to a few albums on an old record player. There were not many records, but I remember two of them: Revolver and The White Album both by The Beatles. Again, the Fab Four accompanied me in a time when I was pretty solitary.
It has taken a long time, but I am finally fleshing out my Beatles collection on CD. Sgt. Peppers was the first, but since then, I have picked up Revolver, Abbey Road, Rubber Soul, and Please Please Me. I just got the White Album and I love it. It's not the greatest collection of singles, but it's a really great album and I like great albums. It has fun little ditties, rockin' tunes, nice ballads, and the mixture of all this along with some off-the-wall craziness really works for me. Revolver is another tremendous album, but the White Album is quirkier. I adore them both.
I want my kids to gain some bit of my affinity for various kinds of music. If I leave their musical taste up to their friends and what they happen to hear on radio or TV, I have only myself to blame when they have crappy taste. If I expose them to music I think is great, then I have done all I can. Music is an important part of my life and sharing that with the kids is really important to me. Luckily, albums like The White Album can make sharing really fun.
- Workout: crunches and push-ups
- Music: The Beatles, Bill Evans, Lalo Schifrin