My second born has got me thinking about all the music I’ve collected over a lifetime and the vast variety of genres I listen to. He was surprised I had Elton John, but I guess he isn’t old enough to know that everyone has Elton. It tickles me to listen to him sing Crocodile Rock or Bennie and the Jets as it’s way before his generation.
I recently saw a blog post asking the reader to think about what your life’s soundtrack might include and there is no doubt those listening to mine would think I have numerous personalities. I didn’t think my music spectrum would be so wide as to have things like heavy metal, but it seems not so much as it’s all relative. My Dad once told me that Led Zeppelin was heavy metal in his day, and I think bands like Metallica or Marilyn Manson are now. Here’s where I sound like and old lady - I can’t understand a damn word they’re saying and it sounds like a bunch of screaming to me. AND GET OFF MY LAWN! Needless to say, we’ve got all of Zeppelin and even some AC/DC in the collection, Bon Scott era baby.
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I think the only genre not respected in my house by anyone but me is Country music. How they don’t appreciate George Strait is way beyond rational thought and forces me to retreat to a happy place. Latin music? Nope. If they can’t understand all the words, then forget it – which is odd considering rap is on their list of favorites. It’s super funny to hear the songs they want to download as it has to be the “clean” version, without explicit themes (unreasonable parent, I know). Sounds like a bad phone connection, but they totally groove on it.
So, I’m going to work on my “This is your Music Life” list and see if I can narrow it down. It will definitely include tunes from Duran Duran, Run DMC, George Strait, Frank Sinatra, Beatles, and Foo Fighters, and Britney (yeah, Britney Bitch), and Justin T, and Maroon 5 (duh)…the list may be never ending. Can you just imagine all of these guys were in one room? Talk about rocking your world.
Ever thought about what your soundtrack might sound like? Mine sounds a lot like Sybil's.
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