Thursday, September 22, 2016

THE LOST RECORDINGS



IN DEFENSE OF BACH

My father
liked every band
except for The Beatles,
and them
that had to plug in a guitar,
or that
called their drum set a kit,
not to mention
                                                                         pop;
he simply
couldn’t understand
anyone
singing as
sugary soft drinks.
He was
unerringly
a worldly man.
Although
he never wanted
to hold my hand,
I am certain
he would have died
 in defense of Bach.

© M Durfee
9.22.2016

16 comments:

  1. I came into popular music late and the Beatles were already a bit passe. I probably would have liked them much more if I'd heard them right when they came out

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    1. I think you probably needed older sisters Charles.

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  2. Sounds to me like messed up priorities.

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    1. You would have had to know the guy Alice. in 1945 he still only had a HS diploma, was an 8 year veteran of the USN and 5 years later (1950) he has is BS, MS, & PhD. He was somewhat driven by his demons.

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    2. Ah... such pretty papers. But where's the love?

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  3. Beatles versus Bach ... I'd chose Bach over the Beatles any day, meouwpoppa ... Love, cat.

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    1. The truth of my father is he probably would have preferred absolute silence Meowmomma--but he did have an extensive collection of classical music on 78 rpm vinyl.

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  4. Each generation has their own likes and dislikes for music. For me, it depends on my moods. Have a good week Mark~

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    1. I don't think my father had much of a chance to do the "teenage" thing Grace. The depression, hunting food, child of divorce, navy right after graduation from HS, WWII in both theaters. His musical tastes ran more to news and talk radio.

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  5. looking back, how generations change, how vastly different eVeRYTHiNG is... and still, each generation has something, the other wishes they had...

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    1. I believe I came to my need for music as background noise Shadow, via the guy who liked to make his own kind of coda without beat or syncopation.

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  6. Neither wrote songs about squirrels - so minus points but I enjoy listening to both. Perhaps leaning more to the Beatles.

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    1. Fool on the Hill, Brandenburg #3, Rocky Raccoon, just about any of the Baroque works--all were pretty nuts, Calvin.

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  7. Mark-Sounds like pops was hung up on the details!

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    1. Jodi--he was a very detailed oriented man, I think he got his Chemistry and pharmacy background due to attention to details.

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