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 (Dave Brubeck, etc.), Baroque (J. S. Bach, etc.), classic rock (Led Zeppelin, etc.), various kinds of electronic music (Kraftwerk, etc.), punk (Dead Kennedys, etc.), new wave (Adam Ant, etc.)... Even if I don't particularly like it, 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 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... :)
A couple artists I found out about fairly recently, and am pretty keen on, are Billie Eilish and Celldweller. Check 'em out.
Despite enjoying music deeply, I do not currently allocate funds to subscribe to any streaming services. I do stream music on Amazon Music but that's limited to what is bundled in with Amazon Prime, I don't pay for the extra Unlimited service. I also stream on SoundCloud but only as an unpaid user, so I end up hearing lots of ads and thus don't use it much.
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: