My Lifelong Love of Music
I grew up in a family where music was an important part of everyday life. From my father's regular listening to jazz, to my mother playing the piano that was in our living room, to my older brother going to college to become a music teacher, to the bands my other brother was in, to my own listening to LPs on headphones for hours, and more, I was surrounded by music of many kinds.
My dreams of creating my own music will probably never be realized, unfortunately. I played drums from 5th through 9th grade but was never good at it. However, I did write the lyrics for Rampage by the now-defunct "garage band" Chameleon King.
My tastes in music are pretty wide-ranging. I like jazz, Baroque, classic rock, various kinds of electronic music, punk, new wave.... Even if I don't particularly like something, there is very little that I'll actually avoid listening to. I'm not a fan of country music, but I generally don't object to hearing it. I think the only style of music I will actively avoid is opera, it's an understatement to say I'm "not a fan." I'm also not a fan of hearing cats yowling in the night, so, ya know... :)
I like listening to old vinyl records, tapes that haven't degraded too much, and CDs, since these are "locked in" and one remix doesn't push out another like on streaming services. However, I do listen to streaming music a lot for the sheer simplicity of it. (Often that just means tuning in to C89.5 via their stream, since I have bad reception of their signal in my apartment.) Amazon Music allows me to share playlists, but I haven't used that feature much. Here's what I've come up with so far:
- Wake Up And Drive! (clearly intended to play while driving, although I no longer have a car with a stereo with Bluetooth or AUX support, so that doesn't work for me quite like it used to!)
- Save For Later (basically a scratchpad for me to remember songs I like)