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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Music is my Muse

So, before I start the main idea of this blog, I gotta talk about something totally off topic. Who ME? Talk about something beside the point? NOOO! Anyway, yesterday I was sick as a dog! I felt horrible all day long...left work early...came home and crashed and pretty much slept all afternoon and evening, well into the early morning hours. I had a random fever and felt all flu-like...no congestion or sore throat though. Woke up this morning a little groggy from all of the meds I doped myself up on, but other than that everything was GONE! Very strange indeed. I was well enough to complete my day of workouts.

Now...to what I really want to blog about.....

I have to say that I -love- music. In the car I'm listening to music. When I'm working out I listen to music. When I'm writing... when I'm browsing the internet...music is -always- going. My iPod has over 4,000 songs on it (I thought I had a lot until a coworker of mine informed me that she had 21,000 on her Zune. Do 21,000 songs exist??), and when I shuffle those songs...it's very random. Fast, upbeat rock songs, slow, depressing music, and of course, Country music being the most common genre. Shocker there, right? I even have a playlist for movie scores and instrumental pieces. That playlist comes in handy when I'm writing a very huge scene in my novel.

I am blessed to have parents who raised me with good music taste. I was brought up on 60's and 70's based rock n' roll. I thank them for such a broad spectrum of tunes that I have stored up in my head. Heck, I even have a few rap songs...not many..but a few. Sometimes they are good for getting pumped up.

What really gets me is people who only listen to ONE genre, and ONE genre only. Kind of like with most things in life -- How can you judge something before you try it? If the song has good rhythm and tasteful lyrics, what's the problem? A genre is just a label. I can understand if there's explicit lyrics how someone would get offended, but don't condemn the whole genre over some bad seeds! ;-) Those who do are missing out on the potential for some really awesome songs!

Another thing off topic, but take a look at this link of Kyle Chandler promoting a friend in the Pepsi Refresh Project...I have to say Mr. Chandler is looking all sorts of yummy.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=410372555086&ref=mf

5 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

I only have about 1100 songs on my iTunes - feeling sad right now :)

I totally agree with you - I have a wide variety of genres on my list and I use the shuffle feature all the time. I love the unpredictability :)

Mary McDonald said...

Why yes, Kyle Chandler is looking very yummy in that video, and his cause is a good one.

Now, if can pull myself away from drooling over the hot scruffiness of Kyle's five o'clock shadow, I'll address the music part of your post. I listen to all kinds of music, but sometimes, I'd be embarrassed to play some songs, like if they were too 'corny'. Now, I don't care. I like what I like and I'm not going to hide it.

Tracy said...

Unlike Mary, I am embarrassed by some of the songs on my iPod. I still listen to Vanilla Ice anyway, but I'm embarrassed by it.

He's got the perfect brim to his baseball cap. That's hot!

ModernDayDrifter said...

Yeah, I do have a few songs on my iPod I hope never shuffle when people are in my presence..but just a few. Usually, I don't care.

arlee bird said...

I'm not a part of the Ipod generation, but I have tons of CD's of all kinds of music. Like you I like to have eclecticism in my life soundtrack. For writing though I usually tend toward classical.

I have put you on the blogroll of the A to Z challenge so you are officially in. I am now also a follower of your blog. I you get a chance, stop in on some the sites of the other participants and introduce yourself and maybe join to follow their blogs-- most will probably reciprocate.

I glad you found this. Have fun and look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Lee