OK everyone, now that I'm back on my feet after a two week trip to WDW in March, followed by a very nasty case of influenza--and since it's supposed to be spring(not quite in Maine yet), and since Steve LeVine's bored, I thought it prime time for a fresh, MUSIC topic. I don't think I've seen this type of discussion before--something a little different from the usual polls. It's time to dust off the thinking caps and get a little introspective........ What has Walt Disney's music given you that keeps you listening year after year, always looking for more? I suppose people may even have more than one reason for the continuing attraction--I certainly do. To begin, for me, after years of wandering through the rock scene with some dabbling in blues and jazz, a fresh, new genre of music--songs, scores--suddenly appeared before me in 1998! Another interesting aspect for me has been the theme park "loop" music. The themed music of the different "lands" and attractions has inspired me into further musical adventures. Pirates and Caribbean Plaza in WDW pushed me into looking into Caribbean music further; Main Street music got me into ragtime and early jazz piano; Splash Mountain inspired a further bluegrass and Delta blues study; New Orleans Square got me back into Louis Armstrong and the roots of jazz--the list just goes on! Most of all, it's been great fun--and even a learning experience to boot(I've always thought of Walt as a teacher in many ways)! So--I'd like to hear from everyone(maybe we can even get Randy to pipe in on this one--it's been quite a while since we heard him tell us of his love for soundtracks)! No due date, responses like, "Disney music has given me an empty wallet!" not acceptable! Now......get started!!! Mike.