posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 11:25 AM
I had really cool parents growing up. They liked to drink and listen to music, seems like
someone was always over at the house on the weekend and my friends got along really
good with my parents.
My dad really enjoyed listening to music. Yeah, you guessed it, the oldies. When I was
young and then once I was a teenager, I hated it. Couldn't stand the music dad would play
and sometimes sing along with.
When I was 17 and got my drivers license, I got to take the car out for the first time by myself.
Cruising down the road, radio on and a song comes on, it was CCR - Sweet Hitchiker. I almost
turned the channe but didn't, I listened and it hit me, I enjoyed the song.
Today as I type this, my dad isn't doing so well. Major medical issues and he won't be with us for
too many more days. I'm making arrangements to get off of work and go visit one more time. I was
able to visit him last weekend and we're on good terms. He lives 5 hours away from me, so it's difficult
to be there all the time.
So that being said, I'd like to share some of the music that tortured me as a child, but I've since
come to love and appreciate.
I love you dad and I'm going to miss you.