NPR is highlighting the sibling relationship all this week to help us face Thanksgiving dinner with our longest deepest relationship http://www.npr.org/2010/11/18/131432931/the-mix-bands-of-brothers-and-sisters .Tune in and you can hear how siblings can be in harmony and create the sound tracks to our lives.
Some siblings make music together. You can hear that genetic connection in Van Halen, Radiohead, Heart, Oasis and even a hip-hop group named Clipse. What we listen to is that deep family relationship translated into a musical link. These brothers and sisters grow up in the same house. All hear their parents’ music and start playing instruments at the same time. What we see is sibling connection, similar DNA translated into a creative musical splicing. Siblings have that same genetic song to sing, leaving auditory fingerprints for us to dance to.
But that sibling connection can also sound like chalk scraping on a blackboard. Brothers and sisters sometimes suffer serious sibling rivalry. Creedence Clearwater Revival spun into chaos when younger brother Tom Fogerty tried to dominate their music and older brother John Fogerty rebelled. Their group fell apart and disbanded. When Tom died of AIDS from a blood transfusion in 1990, the brothers had never reconciled.
rest of the young to make sure he or she has enough to eat. The first-hatched eaglet slays all new hatchlings by pushing them out of the nest, receiving all the food brought by parents, ensuring his survival. The first recorded murder in history, the Bible tells us, was Cain killing his brother Abel. We all know the blood and gore of myths, fables and even new stories chronicling sibling rivalry.
Find out more about sibling rivalry and brother and sisters musical groups in my Mom Loves You Best -You Tube channel segment on sibling rivalry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLDQmAj2vfw