Eclectic Tastes

When people ask me what kind of music I like, I find myself telling them the music that I'm not fond of since that list is many times shorter. I find myself liking nearly any genre of music I come across wheter it is Baroque, Blues, Easy Listening, Rock, Metal, Screamo, and the list goes on.

I find that I rarely have times when I don't have a song stuck in my head, and they tend to be the most random songs you can think of. Songs from my childhood (like "Alouette" or "I know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly"), a song from when I was growing up (like "Money Money Money") or a song I just heard on my radio (like "Boulevard of Broken Dreams").

My mom was the one who started my love for music. She played mostly 60's and 70's rock with a smattering of 50's. I knew many Kingston Trio songs by heart when I couldn't even begin to tell you the lyrics for N'sync's latest song.

My dad was the one who instilled in me my love for country music. I know a lot of people make fun of Country, but I don't think they've actually sat down and listened to it. My dad loves Classic Country, which is the music he grew up with, and he's shown me the beauty of it. However, I do like this new brand of Country Rock that's come around in the recent past.

It's when I hit highschool that I started getting into Rock of all kinds. Of course my long-time favorite is Billy Joel, but he's a bit softer than what I began listening to. There's something special about the melodies of songs by Three Days Grace, System of Down, and Metallica. Something that you can't get from softer versions of the same genre.

But I've rambled long enough, and I hope I've made my point:

I love music. Without it, my life would be a little less bright. I mean, who doesn't like a soundtrack for their day?

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2 Responses Mar 2, 2009

I aggree, some times it is easier to say what you dislike.<br />
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for me music is my life i'm never far from a radio or my ipod

i feel the same way.<br />
w/ out music life is pretty dull