The Sound Of Music


The music of my childhood was mostly what my mum, sister or brothers used to play. When my Dad was around, I remember his record collection consisted of Dolly Parton and other famous country singers. Mum would usually have Radio 1 playing with the latest chart sounds or she would play one of her singles on the gramophone. Our house would be filled with music to a point where it would become the battle of the bands along with who could play theirs the loudest. In the hot summer months, I would escape to the garden and sit on a deck chair away from the madness… but then the neighbours would often join in and pollute the air with their choice of music. That’s when I used to plug myself into my Walkman and pretend I was somewhere else, whilst listening to my own little selection of cassette tapes.