Friday, February 1, 2013

My Musical Background - An Intro to Curtiss Grymala

As one of the newest members of this blog, I felt I should introduce myself by giving a little bit of my musical history.

When I was very young, my musical influences were rather scattered. My father spent most of the time listening to talk radio, so I didn't get to hear much music when I was with him. Occasionally, he would put something other than talk on the radio, and we'd listen mostly to classic country and bluegrass, with the occasional 60s folk tune thrown in for good measure. It wasn't until later in life that I learned he's also somewhat into "classic rock", and was even present at the final concert Janis Joplin performed before her death.

My mother, on the other hand, was very much into the Top 40 music of the 70s and 80s (the kind of stuff they play on "easy listening" stations now), spending much of her time listening to Elton John, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, etc. She also had roots in the psychedelia of the 60s, though, as I found out when I dug out her old Jefferson Airplane and Beatles records.