Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Open Book Blog Hop - Music to Live By

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Now for this weeks question:
Let's talk music. What do you like? What are your favorite songs? Band? 

I may have mentioned this before, but some people might consider me an old fart. I actually remember when the Beatles first hit it big. I didn't quite understand why the older girls on the school bus got so excited just talking about them, but I did enjoy their songs. 

I was introduced to a lot of other music from various sources as well. My mother enjoyed Frank Sinatra and Big Band Era musicians. My father liked country and western (And it was Country and Western back then, not just Country) My older brothers were into some of the early rock bands. 

Later my awakening to the singer-songwriter movement and anti-war protest songs happened. At the same time, my school was teaching us the basics of classical symphonies. Quite a heady mix.

When I went off to college and met my soon-to-be-husband, he opened my eyes to yet another genre of music. I like to say he courted me to the music of John Denver, The Wings That Fly Us Home Elton John, and Pink Floyd. And that pretty much describes the interesting mix of music I still listen too—an eclectic mix of just about anything. I've even been  know to listen to rap on occasion, although  it's rarely my first choice.

I like to listen to music while I write. Or while I clean house, or read, or drive or just about anything else else you can think of. It helps me to concentrate.I'm always discovering new artists and new songs to add to my list of favorites.

So if you ask me my favorite band or singer or song, it's going to change depending upon my mood.But  my go-to answer for who's my favorite singer is John Denver. I've got a large collection of his albums., everything from vinyl to DVD's and everything in between. And my favorite song I'd name as Funeral for a Friend (Love Lies Bleeding) by Elton John.Love Lies Bleeding

I have to mention my love for various female singers. Buffy Sainte-Marie, Running For The DrunJoan Baez, Joni Mitchell  and Janis Joplin to name some of them. There are plenty more—Adele, Amy McDonald, Stevie Nicks and The Cranberries. I appreciate women who don't feel like they have to flaunt their bodies to get people to listen to their songs.

Want to know what Traci Wooden-Carlisle listens to? Head on over to her blog at here: Traci  Don't forget to check out her books while you're there.