One of the things I do to distract myself from meta-physical conundrums is to listen to lots of Podcasts/Radio. There is one from BBC Radio four called ‘Inheritance Tracks.’ The idea is this, an invited guest chooses a piece of music from their youth that is important to them. It could be anything: something their parents played over and over, a walt disney tune, a piece of music from when they were forced to play the piano etc. Then they explain why they chose it. Afterwards they choose a second piece of music, which they would leave to their kids, or failing that to the wider world.
I thought it would be fun to play. Also please leave your inheritance tracks in the ‘Reply’ box. No prizes but it’d be kinda cool…
My first track is Peter Skellern’s 1979 version of ‘Putting On The Ritz’. My Dad played it incessantly when I was a kid. He also tried to sing it quite a lot, which is unfortunate as he is tone deaf.
There was a local cinema where I grew up called ‘The Ritz’ and for the longest time I thought the song was about the cinema. I did wonder how come it was so famous. 🙂
The song I’d like to pass on is ‘What a Wonderful world’ by Louis Armstrong. People seem to concentrate a lot on what they haven’t got. I’d prefer to see what we have.