I just found out that Rufus, my Congo African Grey, likes ragtime music. Previously, I knew that he liked oldies rock and roll, but this is new to me. He might not ever have heard ragtime before, but he liked it right away.
He does this sound like he’s snapping his fingers and he moves his "hand" up and down and bobs his head. He only does this with songs he likes.
He can’t quite find the beat to the music, but he is really trying to figure out what a down beat is. I sometimes give him downbeat lessons during some of his other favorite songs like "Tequila" and Roy Orbison’s "Pretty Woman".
Recently I started listening to www.pandora.com. It is like a free radio station that plays songs similar to other songs you like. It’s very interesting. I’m finding out a lot of new songs and artists that I like.
Any way, a song called "High Society Rag" by King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band came on a few minutes ago and Rufus made his opinion known in the first few minutes. I liked it right off, myself.
Rufus is really a crack up. He is a naughty boy, but he is sure good company.
Do any of you have pets who are music lovers, too?