I was going through my vinyl and came across this album that had my Auntie Jaquie’s name on it. This album was Zapp II. It was released in 1982 and for some reason I vividly remember when she bought this album. And I remember thinking how cool my Aunt’s signature was! But most importantly how cool her taste of music was because she listened to everything from Zapp to Steely Dan to Asia to Foreigner to The Isley’s to Bob James to Hall & Oates to Shalamar. My entire family has incredible taste in music but by far hers was the most diverse at one time. I mean she had ALL of these albums. And she used to sign her name on them religiously because I think she figured that her sisters would “borrow” them and never return them, so if her name was on them she could easily come over and claim them! Lol. But somehow I have inherited all some of her records and it just reminds me of the “investment” my family made in my future without even knowing that they were investing in anything. They were just complete lovers of music. And their love for music is what gave me my love. And I love them for instilling this love in me early. This music was the soundtrack to our life and even though I am 31 years old, The memories are still so vivid!!!!
God. Love. Life. Music. [& Family]