A Man and His Music

Recently, while rummaging through some of my earliest blog posts, I thought it might be fun to republish one occasionally, sort of a rerun or encore presentation. 

This post was first published in September of 2010.

“…son, can you play me a memory?”  

My son, Marshall,  (age 1 year). His musical preference had not yet been clearly defined.

marshall at piano 5-26-2005 9-39-34 PM

Marshall, at age 4, with Mark Miller, lead singer of the country group, Sawyer Brown. At that age, your musical preference is usually the same as your parents’.

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As a teenager, Marshall experienced  “the heavy metal years” (sigh….not my musical preference by any means).

But we made it through those years. I was SO relieved when, as a young adult, Marshall asked me one day if I had ever listened to The Beatles. Whew! Now there was some music I knew about! He went on to discover the likes of CCR, Charlie Daniels, Bob Dylan, The Lemon Pipers…. And he also introduced me to music by The Band and Grateful Dead, among others.

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Then, around 2002, Marshall discovered the jam band, Phish, and became a fan.  This picture was taken in front of Hampton Coliseum, one of the favorite venues for the band and their fans.

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Although Phish now takes top billing as Marshall’s musical preference, he still likes that “old time rock and roll”.

marshall at piano 5-26-2005 9-39-34 PM

…”I reminisce about the days of old”….

~These Days Of Mine~


20 responses to “A Man and His Music

  1. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Wonderful something only a mother could do.

  2. Look at him stand on those tip-tip-tippy toes! I will have to ask D1 and D2 about Phish. The only Phish I know is Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food.

    btw As my sister and I got into the car last week to pick up the kids from visiting another tourist spot, she asked “What is that?” SIL had left the radio on, and both sister and I just couldn’t recognize what was playing. Sigh, too.

  3. Oh what great photos….love the one of Marshall discovering the piano on tippytoes! We’ve all traveled the scales of music through the years – time AND our music march on!


  4. Great photos! Music has a way of bringing back such great memories. 🙂

  5. Glad you are republishing, since I wasn’t on facebook at that time:) Great post! Our company’s Director of IT is a solid Phish fan as well…so whenever I see Marshall’s cap – it always reminds me of Phil…who by the way is an awesome guy!

  6. Aww little Marshall! I know nothing about Phish.. 😀 But now I know what is on Marshall’s cap! That is some impressive tippy toeing!!!!

  7. I love the picture of Marshall trying to play his Mommy’s piano. I think if you were ever a Beatles fan, you always are. I,too, love the old time rock and roll!

  8. I’m always pleased to find how many younger people like the music of our era–and why wouldn’t they?!

  9. love those tippy toes!

  10. Marshall went
    full circle! Music has always played a big part of my life. I can’t clean without some good dance music. I can’t paint without calming music. We’ve always had music playing with dinner and how can you drive a car without music? But my favorite thing to do is dance which is hard to do without music!

  11. Both of these bands are so great..
    And I’ve even see Phish tackle a couple of Beatles songs at concerts before; tricky ones, too.. the kind that the Beatles wouldn’t even have tried live 😉
    … & some of the best music ever came out of the 50’s and 60’s !

  12. Definitely worth a republish. And I remember when that little fella was that small – and standing beside his Mom playing the piano at church.

  13. I am happy Marshall kept a open mind when it came to music. I love the picture of him reaching for the piano.

  14. Beatrice P. Boyd

    This was a first time for me to see these photos and looks like Marshall has continued his love of music, even if the styles have changed, good for him.

  15. I enjoyed your republished post very much. It makes me smile because it reminds me of my son’s music choices through the years.
    Truly Marshall played you a sweet memory.

  16. Fun post. We liked Sawyer Brown, too.

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