Tuesday, March 27, 2007


This is going to be sort of a different post than what I usually write about, but i've been thinking about music a lot lately so I thought I'd write a little bit about the music I like. (I'm also waisting time at my old job....I only have 3 more days....start the new one on Friday) I have a very eclectic taste in music. I like just about everything, except rap or hip hop, though some of it is ok. Anyways, what got me thinking about music was this: Have you seen the new show on ABC called October Road? It's pretty good. And it has an awesome soundtrack. It's about this guy who leaves his home town to travel Europe for 6 weeks right after high school graduation and then never comes back. Now 10 years later (present day) he comes back. I guess that's the gist of it...though of course there is more to the story. Anyways, so in the pilot episode it's mostly a flashback to 1997. The main guy is standing on his front lawn saying goodbye to his girlfriend and his buddies. It's kind of one of those defining moments...the end of an era and the start of something new. As he drives away they start playing an awesome song...Foreigner, I think. I love this band. I totally love classic rock, but I was thinking....this is supposed to be 1997, right? Not 1977? I mean, if you're doing a period show, shouldn't the music you choose go with that period? At least sort of? I graduated in 1995, so I was thinking, OK....where is the Green Day? The Counting Crows? Hootie maybe? Or what about the Red Hot Chili Peppers? Am I wrong in thinking that? Like I said, the song was awesome and it seemed to fit the mood, I just didn't think it said 1997 to me. Gawd, 1997 like wasn't THAT long ago was it? Makes me feel old to know they are doing a period show about people my age. Scary! I'm not old! Anyways, the show isn't too bad, and the ex-girlfriend is the girl that used to be Eric's girlfriend on That 70's Show. I really like her. Check it out on ABC.com The first 2 episodes are there for free.
Ok, lets talk about other music that I like right now...(i'm probably just going to start rambling now and listing off music I like. Check it out if you want, comment if you know what I'm talking about or if you have some music you think I should check out. Or whatever! feel free to read on or stop here!) I don't buy a lot of CD's. Mostly because I'm cheap. But also because I always think of something else to buy (like scrapbook stuff!) If you were to ask me what type of music I listen to, I'd probably say Country. It's on in my car about 90% of the time. But I'm a station flipper, if I find a station that is playing good music, doesn't matter what it is, if I like it I'll stick around and listen a while! In the past year or so...well maybe more... there have been some really good new country artists coming out. Taylor Swift. She's 17 years old I think. Gorgeous! plays acoustic guitar and has a beautiful voice. This girl is going to be really famous. Sugarland. Man, I love them. Every song they release is just awesome. Rascall Flatts. The Wreckers. Remember Michelle Branch? Yeah, she's gone country. She and this other girl now make up this band and they are really good. She should have been country from the start. Alan Jackson. Never thought I'd say that. I never really liked him too much. In my opinion he would have one or two good songs, and then one really crappy one. I love Midnight in Montgomery, but I hate Way down yonder on the Chattahoochi (or whatever) (i know, lots of people love that song. but i don't). But he has two really good songs out right now. Like Red on a Rose and A Woman's love. Both are so, so good! Keith Urban. Hot. He may be a drug addict/alcoholic but the guy makes awesome music. Derks Bently. He's the next Kenny Chesney. (flipping the switch now) Kelly Clarkson. I never watched the first season of American Idol. I always thought she was pop music but, I think she has more edge than just pop...I don't know what to call her. A friend sent me a copy of her latest CD. I don't even know what it's called. But it is good. I like every song on it. (how often does that happen?) Chris Daughtry. The bald rocker from last year's American Idol. He got kicked off way too early in my opinion. I liked Taylor Hicks, but I liked Chris a lot better. He's got his own band and goes by Daughtry. They do a cover of Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2. Wow, it is so good. They rock it out.
Johnny Cash. Now, I will admit I jumped on this band wagon after I saw the movie Walk the Line. (one of my favorites) I grew up listening to Country music, and I knew the typical JC songs....Folsom Prison, Ring of Fire, Cry, Cry, Cry...But after watching that movie, it was like I rediscovered him or something. Made me remember that I just love his music. Trisha Yearwood. She has always been my favorite female singer. She is soulful, blues/country. She is way more than How do I live. Check her out.
Other random thoughts of music goodness: The Eagles, Journey, Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Alanis Morriset, Guns 'n' Roses, Poison, Warrant, Cinderella (I have that Monster Ballads of the 80's CD. LOVE IT!) Heart, Pat Benitar, Oingo Boingo, U2, Inxs, The Beatles, Marvin Gay, Chicago, Boston, Sheryl Crow, Collective Soul, Pearl Jam, Live, Motley Crue, Metalica, Styx, Stone Temple Pilots, Tori Amos, The Bangles, Whitney Houston (before the drugs got to her...or maybe before Bobby got to her), Janet Jackson-rember Controll? That was good. Madonna, Michael Jackson-but only in the 70's and 80's. Nirvana-they were my favorite in 8th grade. Who doesn't like Smells like Teen Spirit? Ben Folds. Hmmmmmm well there is so much more, but ya'll are probably getting bored now!
Kind of a weird post huh? Well that's it I guess. I just filled out my last paperwork to terminate my employment here. So I guess it's totally official now. *sigh*....of relief and sadness too.
Hope you all are having a good day. Let me know what you think of my crazy mix of music. Oh and Jude...My CJ will be coming to you soon! I'm mailing it out Friday :)


camport said...

You listen to country?...I'm sorry, I can't be your friend any more.

:) Seriously, I do not like country. Maybe some of the new stuff is ok. I wouldn't know.

I'm with you on all the other stuff tho. You have to listen to Amos Lee. I can't catagorize him. He's like Johnny Cash in that he fits into several catagories. He's a little bluesy, a little country{but he's black, so he's not like whiny, Bubba country}, he's a little rock, he's a lot awesome. If you do buy, go for the new cd. Supply and Demand.

Good Stuff. I never buy cds either. When packing for the trip out, I was like, OMG, we have no good music. We have several J. Cash. He's just good music. I don't know how anyone could not LOVE Johnny Cash. Other than cheating on his wife, he's like the best man ever. I HATE that he cheated on his wife and then they glorified him and June as this beautiful, perfect couple. I'm like, uhh what about the wife that stood by while you gained fame??

Anyways, we have some Casting Crowns, that was probably our most recent purchase...Yikes. I like Chris Tomlin. I like simple music. As in, a voice and a guitar. That's my kinda music. But I like things like Kelly Clarkon, too. I haven't heard the entire cd, but I need something new. Maybe I'll splurge that whole $13. I'm with you tho, that would buy 2 things of chipboard and some paper...

In my cd envelope thingy, I had Chicago, Tori Amos{huh?}, Alanis Morissette{huh, again, hello 7 years ago!}, Counting Crows{HA!} etc. Old stuff. I'm all about some Hootie. He's from SC y'know. Seans best friend used to bag the drummers groceries at the Piggly Wiggly. Yee-haw

Happy slacking on your last few days. Chrissy

camport said...

OH, and, I looked at your slide show in full view and I love all the new pages! Very nice.

You ARE awesome!


Melissa said...

That sure was a walk down my music memory lane!

I have a very elclectic taste in music also. NO RAP, NO HIP HOP. I have Sirus radio in my car, I listen to Hits 1 a lot (Top 40 music, latest greatet), but flip from that station a lot too. They play LOTS of Hip Hop. Again, it's the latest and greatest.

But, the type of music that I love, that I listen to in my car on the way home, when I scrap would be called "new age". Think Spa music. I actually listen to the Spa channel on Sirus lots. There's a little known fact about me!

I do listen to lots of other music, but I don't buy a ton of CDs. My recent purchases include: Corrine Bonnie Ray, Norah Jones, Dixie Chicks and the Wreckers.

Pretty crazy mix.

As for country, I can handle some of it. I do listen from time to time, when flipping.

Because even though I have commercial free radio, I still flip.

Thanks for the heads up on October Road, I will go and check it out on ABC. com. That's where I usually catch up on Ugly Betty and What About Brian. I can watch them while I scrap!!


camport said...

So you said you are refreshing blogs to see who's posted today...where is your post??

:) Just checking in...