Summer meant mosquitoes. Fall meant caterpillars. Fall wins.
Spring meant allergies. Fall meant soup and s'mores. Fall wins.
Winter meant snow days. Fall meant... okay, sometimes winter wins. But mostly fall.
Fall reminds me of my childhood. I loved to draw pictures of trees with brightly-colored leaves, to wander the neighborhood and smell the mouldering gardens while looking for brightly-colored leaves to bring home and press in heavy books or use to make rubbings with old crayons. My first poem was about fall, it was my first inspiration:
Crunch! Crunch! Crunch! Crunch!In October in the Milwaukee area, the radio stations called it ROCKtober. It was silly, it was ridiculous, but it was home. So now when October rolls around, I get into ROCKtober mode. Past years, I've challenged myself to do a post a day about music. I have posted playlists and record reviews and random music-related all kinds of stuff.
That's what all the leaves say
When my friends and I
Go out to play.
But the playlist app doesn't play anymore (pour one out for my homies) and I just don't know that I have that much to say about music this month. Big sigh.
So what I am doing is instagramming my ROCKtober posts with a song a day (sometimes more). Let me share five music-related things I'm loving right now:
2. My inner geek girl is also loving the Switched on Pop podcast, which takes a popular song and dissects it using music theory and psychology to dig up why the song is so contagious. It's smart and fun to listen to. I don't think that I've ever given songs as much thought as these guys have, but when they tear apart Adele's Someone Like You and show you the parts that make the whole, you see how brilliant the people behind the music are.
|Featuring: trumpet music|
4. My kid plays the trumpet in band and has asked us to buy him a trombone. He loves music and we've been throwing music his way, all sorts of genres, everything with trumpets. We told him before we invest in a trombone, he needs to master at least one song on the trumpet. He's playing quite a few but has been working on Taps. It's awesome. Meanwhile, we're having fun digging in.