Happy Labour Day to everyone in North America!
Last long weekend of the summer. Sigh…
QUESTION OF THE MONTH, hosted by Michael G. D’Agostino of A Life Examined, is published on the first Monday. Michael’s directive: “Your readers would like to know a little more about you. Show them who you are by taking part in the Question of the Month bloghop. On the first Monday of each month, we answer the question that gets posted here. Sign up on the list below to join the fun! With every question, remember that the important part is explaining your answer.”
This month’s question is:
“Which kind of music best speaks to you?”
Musical bliss; a subject I could ramble on about forever!
It’s a fervent obsession spanning six decades,
but I’ll try to restrain myself.
Have you ever heard a song that gave you chills? A song that brought you to the brink of tears because you loved it so much? A song you could play over and over again without ever getting tired of it? A song that made your world stand still and nothing else mattered? This is the type of music that speaks to me the loudest. Complex, dramatic music that triggers intense emotions. Music that makes me want to “crank it up” and “put the pedal to the metal”. Mellifluous voices, killer guitar riffs, all of that! Music is my drug of choice, a natural high. “Rock ’til you drop” and you’ll never get old!
Two recent, chill-inducing favourites:
These are both covers that arguably surpass the originals.
Most Frequent: Blues, Blues Rock, Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Glam Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal (except “Death”; keep it melodic, please!), Instrumental Rock, Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Southern Rock, World Music
Less Often: Alt Rock, Arena Rock, Boogie Woogie, British Invasion, Classical, Country Rock, Funk, Garage Rock, Indie Rock, Jazz Standards, Motown, Rock and Roll, Rythm and Blues, Smooth Jazz, Soft Rock, Surf Guitar
Rarely: Bluegrass, Country, Doo Wop, Grunge Rock, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, Rockabilly
No Thanks! (occasional exceptions apply): Anything that is sung in a “girly” voice or falsetto (Neil Young always excepted. His music transcends the vocals.), Bubblegum, Dance, Disco, Hip Hop, House, Gangsta Rap, Synthpop, Technopop, Trance
I fell in love with this song the instant I heard it, way back in 1967.
It remains my overall favourite:
When I’m listening to music,
NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!
What’s your musical bliss?
Looking forward to your comments!
Speaking of music:
Come back on Thursday, Sept. 8 to see who won the latest Battle of the Bands contest. Voting remains open until 11:59 pm EDT, Sept. 7. Click HERE to listen to the contenders and cast your vote, if you haven’t already. Thanks to all the participants!
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