Thursday, March 16, 2006

On Music...

I was looking over my last few posts and it seems I've been blogging a bit too much about books lately. And seeing as how my next post will likely be about the engaging non-fiction I'm currently engrossed in, this one's going to be about music. I've realized that lately I'm not that into music anymore. Not to say that I don't still love to listen to music, but I can't even recall the last CD I purchased and it seems that a lot of what I hear on the radio lately sounds like everything else I've heard a million times before. I suppose the problem might be that I really don't have a favorite genre of music. Truthfully, I thrive on variety and get bored with any one thing (Alternative, Rock, Pop, R&B, Showtunes, Country, Christian, Metal) if I listen to it for too long. Even within my obscure list of favorite albums that I can listen to start to finish, no skips and never get sick of, it's the artists that combine flavors of different genres that can hold my attention the longest (i.e. New Miserable Experience from the Gin Blossoms). So now I'm seeking new artists, or old artists doing new things, to listen to. In the meantime I've succumbed to tuning into the Classic Rock Station, which - although I rock out to it - should in all honesty be renamed the "You Heard this On a Car Commercial" Station (i.e. Bargain by The Who, Barracuda by Heart, and Satisfaction by The Stones - am I right or am I right??). As for the current stuff, Jack Johnson is climbing my charts but any recommendations of songs, singers or bands not currently on my radar are much appreciated. No American Idol songs or performers if you please.

1 comment:

RC said...

I began a series of post today on Jack Johnson you should check it out.

Also...try the sound track for the movie Waking Life.

Or...check out this CD by Amy Nobles you can get at her website called "On That Day"