I was into game and movie music for a long time. Ths melody taught me to whistle, and my father was sort of astonished I got even the slightest tones right. I was like five (yeah, they let me watch cool movies).
When I was six, I saw the "Gettysburg" movie, and I was already hooked on the American Civil War.
My brother had played North & South on Nintendo with me,
told stories and we actually had somewhat accurate yankee and confederate outfits.
Well, before the Gettysburg movie I was really into melodies like "Yankee doodle" and "Dixie land".
But, the Garry Owen really gave me goosebumps. I even learned how to play it on my recorder!
Video unrelated, the song is right though.
[YOUTUBE="r0g4TLmvaX8"]The Garry Owen[/YOUTUBE]
I played lots of Amiga games when I was 3 to 15, and they got stuck in my head. They're still there!
[YOUTUBE="nA8ghBfSmW4"]The Secret of Monkey Island intro (amiga)[/YOUTUBE]
Those are just examples, there are hundreds. Literally.
Anyway, when I was ten I got into some Beatles period after having been a Metallica fan all my life thus far.
The Beatles period sort of blended in with a Beach Boys period...
Well. I've had periods listening to almost anything.
I even went into Neo-nazi music for a while as a kid because it's distinctly different than anything else, and sort of catchy.
Not that I ever was a nazi lol Purely musical interest.
Didn't leave Indian or Middle Eastern music out, even.
When I was like thirteen, I started loving irish/scottish music. Flutes, pipes, strange songs that made my blood run hot.
Gotta love it. Combine that with Braveheart and you've got yourself a little national romantic fellow running about pretending the checkered towel is a kilt while humming songs of freedom
Mightier than the tread of marching armies is the power of an idea whose time has come
Very first favorite song? It was "Greensleeves" as used as the theme for the Lassie TV series, which I only saw in reruns briefly when I was very young. It took a long time for me to discover what the song was (my memories are from 3 or 4 years old), and I didn't learn what it was until I was 6 or 7.
When I finally figured it out, my parents got me a record that contained this:
89% Extroverted ~ 68% Intuition ~ 84% Feeling ~ 89% Perceiving
Enneagram: 2w1 SO/SP Socionics: ENFp
Se 30.4% Si 19.1% - Ne 38.4% Ni 26.4% - Te 23.1% Ti 20% - Fe 46.4% Fi 35.8%
Sanguine | Phlegmatic
Right Brain Dominant