Thursday, February 2, 2012

I Must Ask . . . What Is Your Favorite Music Genre?

Were it not for music, we might in these days say, the Beautiful is dead. –Benjamin Disraeli

I had so much fun reading the comments from last week about your dream jobs. A fair few of you already have your dream jobs, which is really awesome! Doing something you love definitely makes work a lot less like work. While we're on the subject, it's been a long work week for me {with a lot to go, still}, so I'm going to cut my comments short today. I wanted to write a whole bunch, but I'm just worn out. I'm even too tired to sew tonight and I'm going straight to bed as soon as I post. But there was one job mentioned that kind of tickled my fancy. Anna is a ranger at Yellowstone National Park. How cool is that!?! Even though I'm mostly an indoors type of gal, I would love to take a vacation to Yellowstone. When we were little, my parents took the three oldest kids to Yellowstone {the three youngest weren't born yet} one summer. We stayed in a cabin on the park, which was already occupied by a squirrel. I don't know that anything spectacular happened and I'm sure it was a lot more like camping than a vacation should be, but I have kind of fond memories of that trip. I would love to take my Little Bugs there. I can't persuade Mr. Bug, though. He's convinced that we'll all be eaten by bears.

Today the big question I must ask is . . . what is your favorite music genre? I'm all over the map. There are only a few kinds of music that I don't like. They are the kinds that aren't so much music as they are like noise. Of course, that is a matter of taste, so I'd like to hear what you like. Tell me what your favorite bands and songs are. And if you're so inclined, tell me what is the most embarrassing song on your iPod/mp3 player/playlist or the most embarrassing CD in your collection. In that category, I have most of Celine Dion's CD's, but I totally own that. She has such a beautiful voice. I also have a couple of Brittney Spears songs on my iPod and I even have a little bit of a secret crush on Barry Manalow. After all, he writes the songs that make the whole world sing.

And what would a post about music be without a music spot? I just love those spunky Dixie Chicks, so here's a little something fun to end with.

13 comments:

Richard Healey said...

My family has been to Yellowstone 3 times in the last 5 years (sort of fell in love) And we have seen bears each time we went.

Of course they were all in cages and the rangers had to feed them while they were on display.

So your chances of getting eaten by bears is not high. You first have to find one. Of course you might get stuck going some where if a bison decides to stop in the middle of a bridge in the middle of the 2 lanes and make cars wait on him? Oh the simple joys of Yellowstone.

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SewSurprising said...

I love anything with a good beat,lyrics that paint a picture, and a song that brings back or creates memories :)

Angie said...

I can't pick just one, my ipod is rather eclectic. ;)

As far as your chossen video...did I ever tell you that we changed my ex's name to Earl during the divorce? ;)

P. said...

My favorite would be rock, in all its various forms (alternative, metal, prog rock, oldies rock, hard rock, etc.). I do listen to quite a broad range of music, though. Embarrassing? Probably Michael Bolton. I even had a huge poster of him hanging in my basement in the early '90s. And if I could insert here one of your funny emoticons of rolling on the floor laughing, I would!

Jill said...

I think country is my favorite, but I like a bunch of other stuff, too.
When I worked at Lagoon, a bunch of supervisors made a mock video of 'Good-bye Earl' for our lip-sync contest. They used Dragon (roller coaster) tarps and tossed something wrapped up in them in the lake. It was pretty funny. Love that song!

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Aw, thanks Sweetie! Tell the Bugs that we need to see them! We'll keep the bears at a distance for ya.

My fav music is anything except hardcore rap. My favorite singer is Tom Paxton, who wrote hundreds of fabulous folks songs.

That song is a hoot!

Anonymous said...

My Music taste is fairly wide, Instrumental, Old 50's and 60's Rock as my favorites. Don't care for Country Western, Rap, or Hip Hop. My Best stuff is still on Vinyl. Yep, Still have a working turn Table, and for those really old people I still have my 8 Track, and Cassette stuff too. Some how the Analog play back is smoother to the ears than the Digital stuff of CD, even with the pops and clicks that vinyl has.
CD's however do travel well in Cars, but I still listen to the AM band from time to time.

HEY!! , wait a minute. I just re-read this post ... I just discovered I am an "OLD Foggie" that drives a BUICK.. that's a Grandpa car....

Shay said...

It's so hard to pick just one type of music. I listen to a lot of Top 40 when I'm in the car (If Im not listening to Twinkle Twinkle )

I'm not sharing the contents of my Ipod because it's just too sad...there's some Michael Jackson on there and that's as much as Im going to confess.

JazznJenna said...

My favorite music genre to sing is sacred music.

My favorite to dance to are R&B and Soul. I don't mean dancing to in public, I just mean in my kitchen and stuff : ).

My favorite to listen to are R&B and Soul and Country. And Sacred Music, and relaxing music.

The most important things for me in music are #1: the message, #2: the mood (good music moods for me are relaxing, happy, fun, and romance!), #3: the singer. The singer HAS to sing on pitch, and if they can do cool inflections and melismas (Stevie Wonder is KING of melismas), then that's great. I don't go for Gravel Gus voices. Although, in high school I used to be a fan of Michael Bolton...weird.

I don't know if I have any surprising music on my playlists. I too have quite the collection of Celine Dion music, though I don't listen to it much now. My hubby thinks the weirdest things I like to listen to (and purchase on iTunes) are all the cover tunes that American Idol contestants sing. I grow to like these new young artists (I'm Kathryn McPhee's #1 fan, by the way), and I buy their AI performances (also included are Matt Gerrard, Lauren Alaina, some Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Elliot Yamin...). Jeff says, "why would you want to listen to these copy cats when you can just listen to the original artists? Well...because sometimes, re-makes are better!

Oh, and I also like Michael Jackson's music. I am so sad that he's gone.

Oh, and once in awhile, opera, of course! I don't think that was on your list. I love me some great opera. Seeing the Met's live performances in our local movie theaters is a very cool opportunity! OK, and Broadway, too. Was that on your list? Good stuff.

Michelle said...

My favorite probably is blues (not on your list), but I also like jazz, rock, alternative, movie scores, and classical.

And while I'm not fond of country or rap, there are exceptions.

Michelle said...

Oh heck, I forgot to mention lately I've developed a penchant for reggae and Latin as well!

Samantha said...

I love most all music, like you I don't like things that just sound like noise and I'm not really into things with nasty/cursey/icky lyrics.

People are usually surprised to find out that I love Air Supply and own several CDs and have seen them multiple times in concert. :)

Weirdest thing on my MP3 player is probably a Gregorian chant that I liked for some reason at the time. I love drum music and being a child of 80s I love all the Hair bands for the most part. :)

Iris said...

I'm a child of the 80's, and my main flavor is Alternative. Mainstream stuff like Depeche Mode, Duran Duran (I guess they aren't technically alternative), Erasure, Thompson Twins, Alphaville, and some less known stuff like Camouflage, Red Flag, Book of Love. Also got into Pink Floyd cuz the guy I had a crush on for 3 years was a fan. Then in college discovered more Grunge, plus some more Alternative, so bands like They Might Be Giants, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The Cranberries, Oingo Boingo, Toad the Wet Sprocket and some not so well known like This Mortal Coil, Dead Can Dance. Thru the late 90's/early 2000's I was in a music rut. I never listen to radio, so just relied on my CD's. Then came the last couple years with music playing so heavy a role in the Twilight stories (books & movies) and I was re-energized. So started to listen to the Soundtracks for the movies, and MUSE (my all time favorite), Linkin Park, Travis, Blue October. My girls love all those, we just tell them to ignore the bad language. lol. Lately I've felt like I'm in a rut again, so started listening to my older stuff. :)

I also love stuff like Sarah McLachlan, Rush, Madonna, Moby, The Police, Placebo, Queen, Enya, U2, Cold Play. So I kinda stick to rock in different forms.

Most embarrassing....well I do have an Air Supply CD, and some Yanni (gotta love that), but if I had to pick most embarrassing it would be Boy George and Culture Club. :)

One interesting thing that's maybe more obscure is that John Taylor, yes THE John Taylor, yummy bassist from Duran Duran, self published some CD's in the 90's. I have two of them. He has a great voice! <3.