Life of a Blogger | Genres of Music

January 30, 2014 Life of a Blogger 10

Life of a Blogger is a weekly meme hosted by Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat. Each week Jessi chooses a topic (scheduled in advance) that’s not book related so we that we can get to know our fellow bloggers better – and to know more about them than just books. I’m thrilled to join in and I hope to participate every week from here on out. I hope you’ll join in too – check out the details here!

This week’s topic: Genres of Music

I almost didn’t do a post this week because I’m not what you’d call a music lover. As I recently explained to my brother (who IS very much a music lover), I don’t hate music. I’m just extremely selective about what I do like and when I like it. The truth is, I prefer quiet to any noise, good or bad. I went though a phase where I was trying really hard to be like all the other teens and I “liked” rap, pop, etc. But the truth was, I just tolerated it. It was a lot of noise more than music for me. I’m not someone who leaves the TV on or listens to music while I work. I’m amazed that I love audio books so much, because they are noisy. I would be perfectly happy to sit in a silent house or outside on an abandoned beach all day, pretty much every day and never turn on a TV or radio.

Ok, so all that being said – I do like some music. There’s not much being done nowadays (at least mainstream that I’m familiar with) that I like. What can I say, I’m a bit old fashioned and I don’t really like the way so many artists today hide behind technology. One of the few artists I enjoy today is Adele. I love her voice and many of her songs are sung with such emotion that they give me little chills. Another modern artist I like is Katy Perry. I think that’s just as much because I like WHO she is as what she sings. I love that she writes a lot of her own songs and I think she’s a pretty raw talent. And the fact that her upbringing isn’t too dissimilar to my own probably makes me like her a lot. A final modern like is “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. I don’t know any of their other music actually and I think that my love of that song is about the political message they’re sending more than necessarily the song itself. I do like it, but it’s not my typical style. I like it when singers (or anyone in a public position like that) uses their medium to DO something, so I respect that.

All the above are modern likes. But to get to what I LOVE, we’ve got to go back in time to the 70s. I think I owe this 100% to my dad, who is a HUGE music lover and raised me on 70s albums – but 70s R&B will ALWAYS be welcome in my home. Yep, it’s the one thing I will break my silence rule for pretty much all the time. And I would really like to get a record player so I could get some record albums. I think the sound that comes out of record is so much prettier and purer than a CD or digital recording. I love Marvin Gaye, Al Green, the Temptations, Billy Paul, Michael Jackson (of course!), the Jackson Five, Roberta Flack, Barry White, Earth Wind & Fire, and well I think you get the idea. The real smooth, soulful R&B of the 70s is my sweet spot.  I’m actually thinking it’s time to turn some on right now – just thinking of all these favorites has me itching to listen to them!

So what’s your favorite genres of music?


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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

10 Responses to “Life of a Blogger | Genres of Music”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    🙂 I like quiet too, Berls. I don’t usually listen to music – although I really do like it. But having 3 kids with me in the car most of the time, I feel ‘silence is golden’. LOL I love the music you listed. My dad raised me on some great music and I owe my eclectic tastes to him.
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  2. Lizzy

    I listen to different music depending on my mood. When I’m writing, I like to listen to ‘sleep’ music like the sound of rain or the ocean or I listen to classical music.

    When I’m in the car or doing housework, I like 90s alternative music. My favorite modern bands are AWOLNation, Muse, and Fallout Boys. Though I also get in the mood for indie female singers like Kerli, Lana Del Ray, Delta Ray, or Kimbra. Yes, I like Adele.

    I have to be in a certain mood to listen to hip hop or pop. I hate rap and most country songs, though I do have a soft spot for Reba and Melissa Lambert.

    I can’t stand the quiet though. Even at night, I have to use a fan for white noise.
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  3. A Voracious Reader

    I have eclectic taste in music. I have no idea what will strike my fancy at any given time, but I *always* come back to 80s Rock. That’s my favorite. Having said that, I like a quiet house, especially when I’m writing reviews. I can tune noise out when I’m reading, but when I’m writing I want the quiet. I don’t listen to music or have the tv on just for noise, so I’m a lot like you. 🙂 My husband shares my office and he *must* wear his headphones if he wants to listen to music which he does all.the.time. It drives me nuts otherwise. And believe me, you don’t want me cranky. 😉
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