|Joe Jonas giving Claire a high 5 - Jonas Brothers Show|
If you know me, then you know how much I love music. I can't imagine going through the day without it. Since the first time I picked up a guitar at the age of 10 I have been amazed by what an important role music plays in our lives every day. Music can be a reminder of milestones as well as the little moments that are just as important. I find it incredible that the first 10 to 20 seconds of a song can somehow bring me right back to a time and a place like nothing else can - not even a photograph.
My hubby and I were watching Megamind with our daughter on Sunday and the first few bars of ELO's "Mr Blue Sky" came wafting through our speakers. Before a lyric was sung I was brought back to New Jersey and the day my Dad searched record stores in New York City at lunch and brought home my first ELO album. Too big to fit in his briefcase, I was so impressed that the album made it home without a scratch. I played that record over and over until the vinyl had actual grooves.
|Fisherman's at San Clemente Pier|
My 8 year old is growing up with even more music than I did. I guess that is inevitable. When she was a baby I can't tell you how many times we sang and danced her to sleep to Sheryl Crow's "Light In Your Eyes" and Rod Stewart's version of "It Had To Be You" which just happens to be our wedding song - well, the Harry Connick version!
My daughter could sing before she could talk and I've never seen a child take to the drums so quickly - until I saw Never Say Never. I think her drum skills and rhythm come from the fact that I played drums when I was pregnant. My doctor, however, says there is no scientific evidence or data to support my theory but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
|Selena Gomez in Concert|
|Colbie Caillat Breakthrough|
Musical moments are every where. Last week I heard a little girl say, "Yay Me" in Nordstrom when her Mom was buying her new shoes. I immediately pictured my daughter at age 5 sitting on the couch with me watching Brenda Song as London Tipton on the Suite Life of Zack and Cody singing, "London Tipton's really great....Yay me".
|Jack Lawless' Drum Stick|
Happy Tuesday! Happy Treasures!
My Style Shout Out Tuesday Tip - To get your own California look I like a great pair of jeans like J Brand 910 skinnies tucked in boots - you know I'm going for my favorite Stuart Weitzman boots - and a fabulous leather jacket. This look calls for an LNA white or black tee, some Ippolita gold bangles and a fab scarf...again you know I'm partial to Burberry!