Friday, January 10, 2014

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

We went to the Music Sandwiched In program on Wednesday.  I thought the kids would enjoy seeing the Buddy Holly rendition presented by some of the cast from the Little Theater.  We rushed from the Inman Homechool program to the Headquarters library and made it just in time!

Little Man picked out our seats and just as we sat, the music began.  This was Grandad's music!  The children began to grin and enjoy the sounds of early rock and roll.  We clapped our hands and tapped our toes.  The actor portraying Buddy did a great job.

The older people in the audience were enjoying themselves and singing along. 

When we got into the car, to head home, the children were full of questions about Buddy Holly.  Who was he?  How old is he?  Why did the old people say 'oh, no' when the announcer said Buddy had to catch a plane?  Why did the plane crash?  Luckily, I was able to answer these questions on our drive.  My father is a Buddy Holly fan and I have seen the movie a thousand times! 

We pondered what rock and roll would have been like if so many great early artists had lived and continued to influence the medium.  They know a variety of songs from the early rock and roll era.  They don't know the names of the songs, but they listen to them when with their grandad. 

It is important to keep the music alive from that time period.  So many great tunes came from it.  The melodies can be heart felt.  They will always look back and remember the music from their grandad's era.