Saturday Morning Music: Formations

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Along with many hours listening to nostalgic celtic music I also spent equal amounts of time exploring the Costa Rican mountains. Here is a picture of a cloud rolling over a mountain field. I would often pretend that I was in Scotland, and could just about convince myself.

There must be some studies done somewhere by someone that analyzes how the music you listen to growing up sets your taste in music in adulthood.  I would like to read such a study.  This is because as much as I try to esteem rock music as much as I love Celtic music, I find just cannot make that leap.  Celtic music runs way too deep in my blood and bones, and I wonder if this was due to the fact that when I hit my anxiety ridden pre-adult years from 13-18 I immersed myself in it.

When I was a teenager I was never drawn to the what I perceive as the “typical teenage music” of pop-culture (nor their Christian equivalent).  This might of had something to do with the fact that I was pretty much cut off from pop-culture being nestled in the Costa Rican mountains… My teenage music diet was Enya, Loreena McKennitt and Clannad.  All my angst was taken away while I listened to this Celtic music, and I think it has formed my tastes, for better or worse, for the rest of my life.

Here is my most recent recording with tin whistle and piano.  It is an experiment where I loop the whistle and then play piano over the top freestyle.  It is a good beginning and the next step will be adding voice.

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