2.11.2008

Music Machine

Years ago when our kids were small and money was scarce, I was not happy to discover that Mark had succumbed to a door-to-door salesperson while I was out. As he described it, it was a 'hippie-ish looking person' who knocked on our front door in South Salt Lake and sold him a long-play record album entitled "Music Machine - The Fruit of the Spirit". [scroll down to find the CD] I was so mad at him for spending money we really didn't have on something we definitely didn't need that I boycotted the record for a long time.

One day, when it was rainy and we were all cranky, I put the record on and we listened to it -- and we loved it. I'm still not sure who put it out, but it's clearly a Christian-based production. It includes songs about love, smiling, patience, gentleness, faith, joy, peace, goodness, self control and kindness. And the music is catchy and fun.

I had all but forgotten about this old, long-discarded record. But a year or so ago, for some reason, the patience song popped into my head: "Have patience, have patience, don't be in such a hurry." [what's intriguing about this is that it was sung by Herbert the Snail, who had a very snail-ish low voice.] Good sentiments, right? So I got on the computer, found it, ordered it and now both Natalie and I have it to play for the kiddoes. Who also love it.

Timeless. Music and good values. Gotta love that.

13 comments:

100 Percent Cottam said...

i love love love music machine. good memories. and i still love it now.

Wendy said...

I love things like that! Things your kids hear and you hope works--love the subliminal thing.If I were to tell them the same thing, they would probably hear "blah, blah blah!"

Natalie Scott said...

Ooh, sounds good. I'm always in the market for some good kid music; my kids LOVE when we turn it on in the living room.

I'll have to check this out.

Sarah said...

Reminds me of the girl scout songs we used to sing in the old station wagon as little kids over and over and over again. We even have an at-home recording Rachel has digitized, cleaned up, and SOMEDAY has promised to give the siblings all copies. Good times.

hoLLy said...

that is so funny how you boycotted it, yet ended up loving it. i bet he didn't mind getting out of the doghouse:)

Jori said...

I am going to have to check it out. I love fun kid music, especially if it has a good message. Mark sounds like Ryan, he's always a sucker for the door to door guys. He's no longer allowed to answer the door.;)

Emily J. said...

I've never heard these. How fun! I love sharing things I liked as a kid with my kids.

Mia said...

I am a total sucker for door to door salesmen. My hubby kepps telling me he is going to put up one of those no soliciting signs to help me out...

Darleen said...

What a sweet husband to not turn the doorman done. Looks like he made a good decision.

Melissa said...

What a fun trip dowm memory lane!

Cammie said...

We didn't have the Music Machine. But we did have the Safety Kids! Reading this post brought back many memories of learning my phone number and good values!

Cammie said...

We didn't have the Music Machine. But we did have the Safety Kids! Reading this post brought back many memories of learning my phone number and good values!

Mel said...

Oh my gosh! I'd forgotten about Music Machine. I loved that growing up!!