It’s hard to consider writing these days even though it would probably help my mind. This popped up on TmeHop today and I was thinking about my music selection anyway, so I will update this one. I have started a playlist on Spotify to diversify my listening while I walk. I started with some new songs by Ryan Hamilton and then added some new songs by Tanya Tucker which lead to a suggestion of a lot of old country music. I added those and then added some oldies I liked which gave me a list of more oldies to add. I then added some 80’s stuff. I added some Bowling for Soup which lead to some pop-punk. Then I remembered a ska band I like(Big D and the Kids Table) and added them which lead to Stacked Like Pancakes and Suburban Legends. I added some of my favorite Dave Hause. Now I have a very odd collection of music that includes artists like Buddy Holly, Maty Robbins, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Def Leppard, Billy Joel and the artists mentioned above. I still have an eclectic taste in music.
I should be reading my book during my lunch break, but instead, I will bore everyone with a post about music.
I went to a concert Tuesday night. The opening band was a ska band(Stacked Like Pancakes) and the rest were pop-punk(Direct Hit, Runaway kids and Bowling for Soup). This is generally the type of music I listen to. Bowling for Soup, Patent Pending, The Dollyrots, Suburban Legend, etc, but I try not to be the type of person who listens to only one style or era of music. I went from the above-mentioned concert to listening to 50’s music on Sirius on my drive to work yesterday. I recently spent my drive to and from work listening to a collection of Prince’s greatest hits. It’s about time for me to do my week of listening to the local “hits” radio station to try to keep current with the mainstream music of the day.
I have always been a weird music person(a weird person in general). I grew up hearing county music from acts like Conway Twitty, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Statler Brothers, etc and watching Hee Haw on weekends. I spent a lot of time listening to 45’s of 50’s music when I was a kid. One of my favorite songs is still Blue Moon by the Marcels(I’m listening to it now). I went from that to being the typical 80’s kid and still love 80’s music. I was a fan of bands like Motley Crue, Whitesnake. KISS, Guns N Roses, Skid Row, Bon Jovi, Poison, etc. along with pop music like Michael Jackson, Wham, etc. In the 90’s I drifted toward country when I found myself not liking a lot of popular music. I went the direction of pop-punk by accident. I heard a Bowling for Soup song on the radio, loved it and looked for more. I went to some of their shows and started listening to music by the opening acts at those shows. A good portion of the music I listen to came to me from their connection to BFS.
My music history is a weird one, but I think it gave me an appreciation for all styles of music and has kept me from becoming the annoying old guy who hates all music not from his era. I am an annoying old guy in many other ways. Do yourself a favor and, if you are in a music rut or have not given new styles of music a shot change that. Listen to new bands and new genres. You might find a new favorite band.