I listen to Opera, Classical, Rap, Punk Rock, Metal, Any variation of ROCK, Disco, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Showtunes, ******** I love ska, Big Band, Swing, Bebop, Techno, House, Dubsetp, Trance, Metalcore, Rave, Psychedelic- (Rock, Country, Tecno, Ambient),
I listen to J-Pop, K-Pop, C-Pop, and Girl bands, Boy bands, Brass bands, and Bands without any instruments at all, A'Capella(sp?) or some nonsense they call it. I listen to Barbershop Quartets, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, Gospel when I'm feeling the need to remember those long past, and Glam Rock to remember to live in the present. I listen to people who are genres of themselves like Miely(sp?) Cyrus, Lady Gaga, David Allen Coe, Elvis, and whatever the hell Skrillix really is.
I have a collection of Pixar soundtracks, I hunt down old rips of old western soundtracks and spy movies that I may have never seen, but you never know when you're gonna find that one jewel.
I light candles to the saints of the New Age; Enigma, Depeche Mode, Sisters of Mercy, and still find time to give my deep folk-metal mantras to Alestorm, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Merpheys, and Eluveitie.
Now if you want my Spotify I can't help you because I don't use it, it's random song finder is...well too random too often (and when you're putting in a lot of music you can see why)
Now Pandora I do use, I have a couple of stations that I've made to perfection, lemme see if I can get you the link for one or more...
My Top Twenty, Yeah they're in order from best to worst.
1. Poets of the Fall (They take me on a journey with every song, I own every album and they're the only band I wish I could see live. The albums are spiritual experiences to me and while I know that's some serious hype, and they may not live up to it for anyone else, they're the band I say, "you do you, boo" and immerse myself back into the world that only true faith in music can give you.)
2. Led Zepplin (D'yer Ma'ker has been played no less than 3k times on my computer for a reason, it soothes me and it's the greatest break-up song in my opinion.)
3. KISS (******** KISS.)
4. George Jones (I like his voice, his melancholy songs, but his whimsical attitude about all his music keep me coming back again and again)
5. No Doubt (******** Ska, ******** Gwn Stifani, Punk Rock Reggae headed with a Pop-Punk Princess, We were made for each other.)
6. The High Kings (The Makem bros, Dubliners, Celtic Thunder, ect, they're all a lil ******** Irish. The High Kings don't sound like they're just re-hashing the same old stuff (but really they are))
7. Red Hot Chili Peppers (12 years old, Leather Coats, learning to shoot, because a man needs to be a man, but at night, These guys lulled me to sleep, be it the casset of Blood Sugar Sex Magik, or the frist album I ever bought with my own money, By the Way, these are my acid test for Rock Music.)
8. The Kinks (I personally believe everyone needs a "euro-trash" band in their life. Lots of Punk bands out there, but the Most Trashy, Most European, Most 'fastest way to end a road-trip with a redneck'-iest of them all, is the Kinks. They're dirty, bad, and make you feel like you're in a bad 80's B movie set in Mancester. But I love it anyway.)
9. The Cure ( Not a lot to say about them, They're a Punk-Rock staple that many try to ignore nowadays, they've got gimmicks, they got charm, and all they want to get a partner and shack up for one more night, and many a lonely night have they cured indeed. )
10. Enigma (My introduction into techno, this music was given more hate and censorship than death metal in my old home, so it was taboo for-freakin'-ever. I remember the first time I got a car, I had an Enigma/Enya/Daft-Punk CD a church kid had burned me, and the first song in my first ride was Principals of Lust.)
11. Tom Waits/Leonard Cohen (They Tie.Also not going to review any more at this time)
12. Tom Lehrer
13. Thomas Newman
14. The Black Keys
16. Fats Waller
17. The Pillows
18. Ray Charles
19. Frank Zappa
20. Tracy Grammer & Dave Carter
It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one.... It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things
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