My Music: Explorations of Music in Daily Life by Susan D. Crafts, Daniel Cavicchi, Charles Keil

By Susan D. Crafts, Daniel Cavicchi, Charles Keil

My track is a first-hand exploration of the various roles tune performs in people's lives. "What is song approximately for you?" requested contributors of the tune in way of life undertaking of a few a hundred and fifty humans, and the responses they bought -- from the profound to the mundane, from the deeply-felt to the flippant -- replicate hugely individualistic relationships to and with tune. Susan Crafts, Daniel Cavicchi, and venture Director Charles Keil have amassed and edited approximately 40 of these interviews to record the varied ways that humans get pleasure from, event, and use music.

CONTRIBUTORS: Charles Keil, George Lipsitz.

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Q: Any favorite rock groups? A: Not really. I like all kinds, but sometimes I don't like groups that sing about useless things. Q: Do you listen to the words? A: Yes, if I really find them interesting. If they are stupid, I don't listen to them. Q: What do you think of the music videos that you see? A: I like to look at how well they put pictures to the music because some people that make those videos don't do that too well. If it's a really good video, I look for the good video part of it. How well the pictures or whatever they're doing describes the music.

I like the song but it's an old song. 's and we went next door to Fay's. 's] and that was what was boring about it. Then they played all kinds of music in Fay's and they had all kinds of records. Thousands. They had all kinds of tapes and they had Belinda Carlisle. She was at the very end and they had Tiffany. Oh! That's it! " That's nine! 1 Q: Oh, nine records. A: Nine, 'cause I was trying to think of it. I probably have one more, but I don't know about it. Q: So for you music is run. A: It's fun, happy.

Some people told me . . my father's sisters or people who were older . . that you should stick with the instrument that you pick because you get lots of advantages because of that instrument. In general, if you arc playing an instrument, you get to do a lot of things. " Lisa, twelve years old, was interviewed bv her older sister. Q: Tell me about yourself. A: Well . . my name is Lisa. My mom's a social worker. My dad's an insurance man. He's a pretty cool dude. I'm also your sister; I've got four brothers and you.

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