|Ian Stewart and Gregg Stewart November 2017|
It's been ages - I hope you're well :)
Finding the time to write a blog post is a bit harder these days now that I'm a Dad. It's also made me more aware of how important that title is and how high the bar's been set for me growing-up with such a great father. A great father who loves music might I add.
In recent weeks he and I have been talking about music (as we tend to do often) and have started coming up with lists of some of our favourite songs. I asked my Dad to send me a top 10 list of some of his favourite songs so that I can create a playlist. I thought this was a simple task and that he'd be able to text me within minutes of the call. It was not.
2 weeks to the day I got a call asking some very specific questions like "Can it only be 10 songs?" and "Does it matter what era?" coupled with "How do I send this to you?". That was when I realized I'd basically given my 77 year old father a homework assignment. One in which he was looking to get a perfect score. He too takes his music very seriously.
This playlist is comprised of some childhood favourites, TV show theme songs and tracks that remind me of long car rides home from hockey tournaments. Tunes we'd here on the radio in the 80s in the back seat of the family car watching the brake lights for miles on a snow swept 401.
Songs have the power to stick you in a time machine for good times and the bad. In this case it's nothing but the good memories that come flooding back when we hear these ones.
Note that I was surprised at my Dad's list at first - but after some careful listens I can see that time has also made him softer. Softer in that the lyrics mean that much more and there are some real beauties in his list.
Love ya Dad....now send me your top 10 rock songs that remind you of your teenage years.
Enjoy! Click here to listen to the Spotify playlist