Daily Prompt: We Got the Beat

I do come from a musical family on both sides.

My mother’s side it’s mostly piano and organ.  My Aunt Ruth used to be the church organist for a while back in the 1940’s in Detroit.

My father’s side is mostly string, guitar and banjo.  I remember some really awesome hootenannies with my dad’s relatives when we went “down south.”  Back in the day, most people did play some kind of instrument.  My parents were beatniks and while most of his relatives were country, my dad favored folk music and used to play some of the clubs in metro Detroit in the 1960’s.

I have never been great at any musical instrument and only sang with a few people back in the day in reviews, festivals and on stage with Ron Coden for some teen happening before he starting hosting the children’s program “Hot Fudge.”

My instrument of choice was always the guitar but I also used to play the banjo and mandolin as well as the piano.

I have no photos of me entertaining as a musician.

So I’m posting a retro picture my hubby took of me practicing sometime in the 1970’s.  Love my go-go boots!



18 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. dawnkinster
    Feb 25, 2014 @ 20:21:34

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m really sorry about your sister and the loss of others that you’ve suffered. That’s very very very hard. I can tell you, and you know from experience, that it does get better, never OK, but better, after a long time.

    Funny, I was going to post about music tonight…but had so many people asking how the dog was (she went through a crisis of sorts the past few days) that I let her blog tonight.

    Music will be coming up though sooner or later!


  3. i*Kan
    Feb 25, 2014 @ 21:13:46

    Love those boots!


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  12. andy1076
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 12:02:47

    As a kid, I didn’t really pick up on instruments, which I really regret now 😦 sigh! thank you for visiting my blog today 🙂


  13. Cardinal Guzman
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 04:57:06

    Fantastic retro photo! Love the boots!


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