Your Family Venn Diagram (any kind of family)
So…what gets to play on the kitchen bluetooth speaker. What gets turned off the second your other half walks in the front room? What can you only listen to on headphones lest the jokes descend (‘Kate Bush milk bath’) in my case. We’ve been mulling this over as a family for a week and here are the preliminary results:
Son: basically its jazz and only jazz. Big band, swing and above all Buddy Rich.
Son and me: Bebop.
Son, me and Mrs M: Blue Note fifties and sixties, LTJ Bukem and classic melodic jungle (no vocals).
Daughter and only Daughter: Megadeth, Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, Rammstein.
Daughter and Mrs M: early Floyd, Ozrics, Gong, Clapton, Purple, Crimson, Sabbath – aka hippy proggy stuff, very early Bowie
Daughter and me: The Jam, Husker Du
Daughter, Mrs M and Me: Aphex Twin, Glass, Reich, Riley, Oasis, Beatles, Stones, Who, Doors, Dylan. Son will just about tolerate some Glass or Reich but would never choose to put it on.
Mrs M and only her: Vocal jazz (Ella Fitzgerald, Holliday,Piaf etc)
Mrs M and me: acid house, Britpop, Smiths, New Order, Pogues, Bowie after sixties, Kraftwerk, reggae etc.
Me and only me: Kate Bush, Nancie Griffiths, Natalie Merchant etc etc.also The Clash and second rank punk/new wave such as The Sound