rock 'n roll to me...
is an interesting story.
My brother sort of asked me to make a mix of songs for his kids, in
fear that they were falling into the "boy band bubble gum pop"
music culture. In any case, I had to come up with a quick rescue mission,
and it also had to be tailored for kids, so... had to decide on a
quick few interesting songs that would "hopefully" turn
them off stuff like "backstreet boys" and "nsync"
and stuff like that.
I think in some way, I know I wanted to pick a song that would sort
of emphasize what the cd was about, or... give it some sort of spirit,
so... in this case, even if it might have been the weakest song on
the album, I chose "it's still rock 'n roll to me", by billy
joel, because... I just thought it sort of gave it a hint about what
music "should" be about.
Fortunately, it had worked, the cd was a success, with a cool variety
of tunes that my nephews really got a kick out of and in some cases,
learned the words to a few of them. I had heard on occasion from my
brother, that the oldest nephew would sometimes dance to "jungle
boogie", which... I was quite amused to hear. For the most part,
they have been listening to it until the youngest finally got his
hands on the cd and got it all fingerprinted and dirtied up and scratched
Not to fear, I recently did make a new copy for them, and they'll
be rocking and rolling, splishing and a splashing, to some pretty
o.k. tunes. Once again, "rock" music rules... !
Thank you, Satan... ! (kidding)...