A #DadChat Rock n Roll Party with Jason Ramsey: Postscript by @Faryna

Category: #DadChat

What songs make you feel more you?

That’s what music is all about, right?

Music has the power to unlock emotions, memories, and consciousness. It allows us to become temporarily aware of parts of ourselves that we do not ordinarily access in our every day routines and chores – especially those parts of ourselves that are deep, strong, and meaningful beyond words.

That’s why we love the songs that unlock our strong feelings, our memories, and our truth. Or so I imagine.

U2, It’s a Beautiful Day

Rock and Roll is what people were talking about at Bruce Sallan’s #DadChat on Thursday, June 7, with Jason Ramsey (@Jason_Ramsey).

14 songs loved by the awesome people of DadChat:

Pink Floyd, Another Brick In The Wall

Eric Clapton, Tears in Heaven

Journey, Don’t Stop Believing

Neil Young, Old Man

Rush, Tom Sawyer

Robert Johnson, Crossroads

Coldplay, Fix You

Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Snow

Paul Kelly, From Little Thins Big Things Grow

The Who, Behind Blue Eyes

3 Doors Down, Here Without You

Daft Punk, Harder Better Faster Strong

Led Zeppelin, Whole Lotta Love


Note from Bruce: But, of course, Stan forgot ALL the Elvis’ songs, especially my desert island favorite…lol…I think his selections partially reflect his era, his loves…but I don’t care, ’cause I love him for doing this every week for #DadChat and you can see the transcript below, which has everyone’s desert island song and album favorites! So, below is MY favorite Elvis Presley song, from his early Vegas period!


For the whole party, read the #DadChat transcript!

Join the fun! Log-in to #DadChat every Thursday night at 6 p.m., PT: http://www.tweetchat.com/room/dadchat

Snips and Bites from the #DadChat

The tweets listed below only represent a fraction of the chat and participants. See the transcript for the complete record of this mind-blowing chat.

               Music Does Things To Us

Angie Mozilo (@azmomofmanyhats):

Music is such a powerful thing. Often takes me back to specific moments and emotions!

Bruce Sallan (@BruceSallan):

My theory is ALL our music LOVES get set from our teens until the birth of our 1st child!

An anonymous dad from Brooklyn (@DadandBuried):

@BruceSallan Maybe so, but that’s no reason to stop seeking out new stuff.

Greg Laycock (@GregLaycock)

@BruceSallan I absolutely agree. But I think it’s all about memories being made in the presence of certain tunes.

Angie Mozilo (@azmomofmanyhats):

Music is such a powerful thing. Often takes me back to specific moments and emotions!

Elle (@Cleverlychangin):

Now I think I prefer silence. LOL

Who, What, When and Where

Brad Marmo (@readbradthedad):

There is no other reason that I like Supertramp than my mom listening to that while cleaning house when I was a kid.

Bruce Sallan (@BruceSallan):

For me, it’s all #Elvis ALL the time!

Jodi Okun (@JodiOkun):

Ok can I say Journey ALL Time FAV

Janice Person (@JPlovesCOTTON):

Clapton is God

Brad Marmo (@readbradthedad):

<—— Floyd junkie. In past was a dorm room, uhm, passtime…now I run to them…lol.

Jen Olney (@gingerconsult):

Hard to narrow it down to one album…Morrison Hotel – The Doors

Sharon Greenthal (@sharongreenthal):

I still love 70’s music: Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, CSNY. I also like Coldplay, Adele, John Mayer, and of course Mr. Sinatra

Chris (@CanadianDadBlog):

Anything Neil Young, Pearl Jam or Foo Fighters would be tops for me!

Stan Faryna (@Faryna):

Desserted Island ROCK Playlist Artists- this is tough! Here’s what rolls off my brow in alphabetical order:

Beatles, Cold Play, Daft Punk, Depeche Mode, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Led Zepplin, Michael Jackson, Moby, Pink Floyd, Queen, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Robert Johnson, Rush, Simon and Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, The Who, U2…

Jason Ramsey (@Jason_Ramsey):

anything by Santana is awesome, so talented

Craig Arthur (@craigery):

its a toss up between foo fighters and red hot chili peppers for me…AHHH depends on which albums they played…

Russell Bonchu (@squirleywrath):

As for favorite albums, favorite jazz is Brubeck’s Jazz at Oberlin, or The Quintet Jazz at Massey Hall

Jack (@MunkayJacked):

Too hard to pick best album I have too many. Hendrix, Zeppelin, The Doors.. but favorite song is Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind

Also can’t beat the likes of Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, Sinatra, Bobby Darin… I have an eclectic music taste.

Holly Fink (@theculturemom):

Love UB40 – saw them in Jerusalem about 20 years ago.

Questions, Trivia and More

Bruce Sallan (@BruceSallan):

Okay, parent question – do YOU listen to your kids music? do they listen to yours?

Loretta Saff (@Loretta243):

Who WROTE “Sweets for My Sweet,'”Viva Las Vegas,” and “Save the Last Dance for Me”?

Jason Ebbing (@jebbing9):

Who gave up their seat on the plane that crashed that killed Buddy Holly the day the music died?

Bruce Sallan (@BruceSallan):

Parent question #2 – first concert you took your kids to?

Pete (@indydadblogger):

We went to Allman Bros. and Ben Folds when my wife was pregnant. Does that count?

Matt (@realmattdaddy):

I can’t wait to take my little girl to a show. She loves to dance when I play guitar in our living room.

Zach Rosenberg (@zjrosenberg):

I’ve been getting my 3 year old into electronic music – GET ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE YOUNG.

Bruce Sallan (@BruceSallan):

First concert I took my boys to was THE BOSS a decade ago…went again a few weeks ago

Louise DiCarlo (@LovelyLu):

When the kids were little, we used to make them listen to the Beatles at least once a week during dinner.

Stephanie Bice (@stephaniebice):

First concert with my girls was Taylor Swift (of course – they’re 11 & 7)

About #DadChat

#DadChat is hosted by Bruce Sallan (@BruceSallan). Log-in to #DadChat every Thursday night at 6 p.m. PT: http://www.tweetchat.com/room/dadchat

The #DadChat PostScript is curated by Stan Faryna. If you want your contribution to #DadChat to be included in the #DadChat Postscript, send me a tweet on twitter (@Faryna) with hashtag #DCRecap and remind me of what you said. Or tell me what you want me to add to what you said.


Stan Faryna

An American living in Bucharest, Romania, Stan Faryna searches for better questions about who we are, what we’re doing, and how we shall better know ourselves and love others. He hopes for answers that fill the heart, lift it up, and substantiate the dignity of the human person.

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