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?