When I was growing up my parents ran a restaurant and I knew most of the songs of the day, even though I was only nine or so. I knew it because we had a nickelodeon. A record player, not the cable show. You would put a nickel in and pick a tune by number and it would play.
I got to the M in my A to Z challenge and it was natural to pick music.
The title comes from an old song of the 50s by Teresa Brewer and the lyrics are:
Put another nickel in
in the nickelodeon
All I want is having you
And music, music, music
The song played over and over on our nickelodeon. It had a peppy tune and made me feel happy.
Music has always been a part of my life, whether through the nickelodeon at the restaurant or home
from the piano my mother played by ear.
As I got older I sang in the choir in grade school and then when I was home I would listen on the radio to music. This was before we had a lot of talk radio, but we had DJs who would talk about the singers and the songs.
After I was married I still listened to the radio and my records.
Then we had children and I sang lullabies and silly songs.
Now, I play hand bells and sing in the choir at church.
And, finally, the birds are singing because it is spring.