y’all! I am the Amy in wAMYland!
Hi y’all! I’m Amy. I want to take a moment to tell you a little about myself and why I want to write about music and songs. I was born at the end of the baby boom era in 1962. I grew up in Dallas and have been here all of my life. As a matter of fact, I’m a second generation Dallasite.
My Father was born in Dallas and due to the war and financial opportunities, he attended eight different schools, before junior high even began. However, he was in Oak Cliff, a Dallas neighborhood, when he attended the same school as my mom. They met in Mr. Teague’s Select Choir. My father was a junior and my mom was a sophomore. They were out caroling and ended up riding in the same car. It was their first time to socialize, and my father says he knew that very night he wanted to marry her. So, I guess you could say that music and song was the beginning of how I made it into this world.
When I was growing up, my parents were wedding singers. Mu daddy also led singing at the church we attended. Music was always there. My father bought my mother a Magnavox console stereo when they lost their first child. He traveled for work and wanted her to have something to keep her company while he was away. Consequently, before I came along, my parents already had a growing, diverse collection of records. By the time I did arrive, music played in our home everyday. Those records created the soundtrack of my life. Music was my first love, and will always be my forever friend.
I began to sing very early on and was able to perform four part harmonies with my sister and parents by the age of 4. During my school years I was always in Choir and in college I was in Jazz Quartet. I joined a local rock group called the Hounds and throughout the 90’s I was half of a local acoustic duo called Gypsy Blue. We did the coffeehouse thing.
Today, no matter where I go, music is always with me. It never fails me. It lifts me up and can make me laugh. It can tear at my heart and make me cry sometimes. Music is my great companion of the road.
I was on a trip with a friend once and she nickname me the navigator. She saiI could read a map, but instead it was because no matter the situation or location, I always seemed to play the perfect song to fit to fit the event, place or moment. She said I could navigate life through song. As with a globe, I haven’t been everywhere, nut I love going new places.
I hope my posts will serve as waypoints for anyone who loves a good song. I want this to site to be a good place to stop, and see a song. I want this to be a place to talk about what a songs interpreted meaning, and what it really means to me and to you, and how it makes us feel, I invite you to take this journey with me. Let’s discover new treasures and revisit where we’ve been through song. I hope you come along for the ride, we’ll turn up the radio and sing along and I will tell you how I hear it and I hope you will do the same…