Tuesday, August 04, 2009

On Music

Beth recently posted on her dread of the question, "What kind of music do you like?" I too find it a bit difficult to answer, largely because my tastes are so broad.
I love songs that SAY something, songs with a story, songs that move me and make me care. I love songs that say something I've been longing to say but have been unable to put into words, regardless of genre.
I love songs that draw you in, or make you laugh, or cry, or think about something in a whole new way. I like songs that will twist an old cliché into something new. I find the best songs are the ones I wish I could have written, or that I relate to so well that I feel like I could have written.
I like singer/songwriter stuff, acoustic, I love classical, once in a while I'm in the mood for metal, or even the occasional rap song. (Granted, the latter is extremely rare.) I love jazz, I like country, even though some people like to mock me for that :P
Really, I like a little bit of everything, if it's done well. What about you?


the Provident Woman said...

I could never answer that question. I really like a little/lot of everything.

Anonymous said...

If someone stumbled upon my Cd collection, they'd think they had found the home of old hippies with a penchant for a side of Big Band.

We love Zeppelin, Green Day, and Roger Miller. Eclectic? You betcha. But never boring.

anita tedaldi said...

I love a bit of everything. Jazz, some pop stuff definitely country even though people also think it's very strange because I was born and raised in Italy.

Sometimes I find music/songs randomly and if i feel moved than I start exploring that style....

Tom H. said...

I like almost everything, including rap (mostly old old school stuff that contained a message), but there have been a few good ones produced the last few years:
Common - Come Close

Also lovin' Katy Perry right now!