What is good music? Obviously we would all give different answers to that question. Some might even say that they prefer quiet to music. Crazy I tell ya! My tastes in music are very diverse to say the least. For example: I am huge fan of hair metal, particularly that from the 80's. I also like Johnny Cash and even some Michael Jackson(just keep him from my children). If it is good, I also like pop or top 40 music. Anyway, I also just love The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack and some of the classics. So how does one classify me?
Well you can't! That's right, there is no category I fit into. I really like music. Music that is well written and somehow connects with me. I like music that is well performed and produced. Not that I do not like a 'raw' sound also.
Two things that keep me from liking an artist or a band: Good vocals and writing but horrid musicianship & Great talent with the instruments and sound and then deplorable vocals
Iknow it sounds so so picky, and really I am not too critical. If it sounds good I probably like it. I am usually less critical than most music critics. But critics are usually biased in some way, which is fine, I just don't listen to them. I know that I tend to listen to music depending on the mood I am in. Does that make me a moody person? Probably, but there are distinct moments in my life where I can definitely 'hear' that certain song that 'fits' my mood, feeling or what is happening.
Now don't get me wrong, I have music that I run to. I have music I like to veg out to. I have playlists for many different things. And some songs make all the lists while others may only work with one.
I find myself 'craving' NEW music to try out. I am constantly updating my itunes and Windows players with new music. It may have actually, at one time, been a really unhealthy addiction. I started this post with the intent of posting my "Life's Soundtrack", a group of songs that would cover most of the highs and lows and good and bad of my life thus far. As I started listing songs I realized that I could not make a small enough list. There IS a song(or three) for EVERY occurrence and happening in my life! I could not whittle a complete list together. To illustrate what I was combing through, I tell you that my music folders contain 32,458 songs. Told you it has been unhealthy at times!
Anyway, I thought I would list some artists who I think of as contributors to my life soundtrack:
- Pink Floyd
- Led Zeppelin
- Reba McEntire
- The doors
- Eric Clapton
- Johnny Cash
- Jon Bon Jovi
- Beastie Boys
- Michael Jackson
- Charlie Daniels
- Guns N Roses
- Garth Brooks
- Jimmy Hendrix
- Lynyrd Skynyrd
- The Eagles
- 3 Doors Down
- The Cranberries
- Willie Nelson
- Have to throw in Weird Al and all of Dr Demento's hits!
- Almost all 80's hits, you know, what they played on the radio!
Well, that is so not even close to putting any semblance of a complete list together. I want to either add another 50 or erase them all together. But I wont, at least not right away!
So, now that I have probably bored everyone to tears and sent them off to their next post, way to go Stalker!!!! Wow, I still have one reader. Thanks for sticking with me. So, if you would, let me know if you have a soundtrack of your life. Do you relate to music depending on your moods? Any chance you are as crazy about music as I am?
Answer or don't, I realize I now have way more readers than commenter's. And that is O. K.
But if you want to put your brave face on and leave a comment, GREAT!
Have a great day!