So, Once Upon a Time- We all live through music whether we are conscious of it or not. Memories are timelessly held in the lyric of a song. Music evokes emotions, Music picks up where words leave off.
Let’s get to it. . .I have Parkinson’s. I was diagnosed at 25, and now 10 years later the progression, well, is progressing. The hardest part in all of this is that I NEED to deal with the fact that I won’t know my son (who is almost 8) as a young man.
Therefore, because almost everyone turns to music even when we don’t understand why,. . .I want to make him a record. (WE LOVE THOSE OLD 45s) with a CD version as well (yes, this is turning out more like an infomercial).
This idea is inspired by a friend of mine, who offered to produce a track for me to sing on. After several attempts of singing, I became frustrated- as it would be difficult to listen to an entire album of me singing unrecognizable versions of songs that are important to my son and I.
“I Want To Hold Your Hand” “The Beatles
“Sugar Sugar” The Archies
Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) Harry Belafonte
“Catch a Falling Star” Perry Como
“Chasing Cars” Snow Patrol
“Lion Sleeps Tonight” The Tokens
“Radioactive” Imagine Dragons
“Drugs Don’t Work” The Verve
“This GIft” Glen Hansard
“I Lived” One Republic
“Little Talks” of Monsters and Men
As part of a project at school, my son was asked what do your parents do, and he quite frankly said (as reported by his teacher to me later on) “My Mom sings.”
I have met some incredibly talented people who not only are phenomenal musicians, but understands that music is an emotion available to everyone. Given this, I need your help. I am asking you to cover of the songs listed below, as they have great meaning to my son and i . .I only have one requirement, that you cover these songs using your style. . . reinvent them- or keep them intact, but be “You” I have stories for all of the songs- that I will tell to introduce them on the record.