Remembering Lennon

Ever since I was a young girl my parents, especially my dad has en-grained in me what good music is. I truly was born in the wrong era because as a kid I never ever was able to understand or relate to music that was “trendy” or popular at the time. I was the kid who watch THE WHO’s TOMMY, The Yellow Submarine and The Labyrinth at such a young age. Movies that perhaps not many my age understood or bothered to even watch.

Today is the anniversary of John Lennon’s death. He died in 1980, before I ever was born, before my parents even met – before mom even was in high school, and yet his music speaks volumes to me. To this day I can’t listen to Imagine, Julia or Beautiful Boy without feeling some sort of sinking emotion in my chest.

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I thank my dad for passing down his taste in music to us.

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  1. Kimmy Said:

    on December 9, 2009 at 1:31 am

    And thank the stars we don’t always know the “trendy” music. I’m happy with our vast taste in music as well.

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  2. Amanda P. Said:

    on December 9, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I remember listening to Michael Jackson, Tito Rojas, Elvis, Hector Lavoe and Victor Manuelle, and a variety of Freestyle music (TKA, Cynthia, Stevie B, etc.) as I was growing up. Its pretty amazing how the music our parents listened when we were kids can affect us so as we grow older. Can’t say I was much of a Beatles fan, but I can’t deny that I love some of their songs including the songs John Lennon after he left. Awesome post short but sweet.

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  3. momo Said:

    on January 2, 2010 at 6:30 am

    My parents passed on their good music taste to me too xD though sometimes I still don’t like the stuff (80s hard rock for example) but I still appreciate the music for what it is even if I don’t like the sound of it

    I watched Labyrinth when I was little too lol it was one of my favorite movies when I was little~

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  4. Emily Said:

    on January 4, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    can we please travel back in time together to the 60s and 70s??? I’ve always felt like I was born in the wrong decade. I guess that’s how you can tell music is good though–it still seems fresh no matter how old. Sorry I didn’t get together with you this holiday. I will call you soon and maybe we can do something some weekend.

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  5. Inside Kimmy’s Mind » Freeze Frame Said:

    on April 3, 2010 at 5:17 am

    […] to The Beatles as, “old people music.” But they will never get old for me or my sisters. Twenty-nine yrs ago today John Lennon was murdered. He was taken away for no reason at all. John […]

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