Saturday, March 7, 2015
Slice of Life #7 - Songs that rock our world!
I have many students in my class who love listening to music. One of my students, Laurie loves mixing different genres of music. I have a vision of what his future holds. Today's blogpost is dedicated to the songs of the 80's.
Growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney was an amazing experience. Sun, Surf, Sand were crucial for survival. Lazy hazy days at the beach in summer with friends, surfing, tanning and hanging out.
Along with the beach, we often listened to live bands. Narrabeen's Royal Antler Hotel was a favorite place to hang out. In summer, when the hotel was packed with people (usually 3,000) , they would open the retractable roof to let fresh air in. From Inxs to Midnight Oil and Cold Chisel, the Antler would be packed with teenagers every weekend.
Not only was I influenced by the bands I saw, when I met my husband he had a huge interest in music, we had a gigantic record and cd collection and would often spend hours listening to music on the weekends.
The songs that I have chosen remind me of our middle schoolers - a time of great mental and physical growth, experimentation, empathy, solidarity and friendship; and eventually discovering what their place in the world is.