Mr. John’s Babblings…
“When Music Mattered”
In the time period when I was growing up, music was a social barometer. Let me explain. There were the “metal heads” who liked Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple. There were the “pop rockers” that liked Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, The Who. The disco era was included in my time (but I refuse to remember any of those bands). Me? I dabbled in most genres but my passion was the New Wave/Punk movement. I was fascinated with the new sound and subculture of it all. There was one major problem, no mainstream Cleveland radio stations played this music. Only college radio (WRUW, WCSB, WJCU, WBWC, WOBC) did. You see, I lived in Amherst, Ohio and was about 30+ miles away from Cleveland. So, pulling in these stations was not easy and I had to find the time slots when this music was played. I would be huddled by my Realistic stereo (purchased from Radio Shack) fine tuning the dial searching for the music I loved and having my tape deck poised to record anything “cool”. This was when I found bands like The Cure, Bauhaus, The Pistols, Joy Division, The Ramones, Black Flag, The CJ’s, T Grissle, The Clash. My point is, back then the music you listened to defined “you”. I am not sure if music now a days has the impact on today’s youth like it did in the past. I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. You tell me.
On a sad note a rock and roll legend passed away way too soon, Tom Petty. He’s Runnin Down A Dream!
This past week we learned about Mammals. Mammals are vertebrates (have a spine or backbone), warm blooded(their body temperature does not change), have hair or fur, live bearers, and eat/drink mother’s milk when young. Some mammals live in the water such as dolphins and whales. The only mammal that can fly is the bat! Oh and people are mammals!
During line time we can count to ten in 7 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, and Japanese).
Peek into next week:
Reptiles! Their characteristics and example of reptiles.
Letter The Week:
Rhyming Word Of The Week:
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