I’m stuck in the 70’s. When I look at the music on my iPod, it mostly consists of oldies from my days of youth. I just love listening to the old songs, even though music afficionados don’t give the 70’s very high marks.
I also have a healthy dose of instrumentals I love by Secret Garden, Adagio Trio, David Arkenstone and others. And I primarily listen to the instrumentals playing on my computer in the study as I spent large portions of my day there. When I write, I find it distracting to have words of songs running through my head, so I stick with instrumentals.
I also have a collection of Broadway musical soundtracks and several contemporary Christian cds.
I have a handful of more up-to-date cds that my kids have introduced me to over the years, Imogene Heap and Cold Play come to mind.
My husband went on a Celtic music binge a several years ago. So we have a collection of that too.
But mostly I’m stuck in the 70’s with Dan Fogelberg, Bread, Boz Scaggs, BeeGees, America, Cher, Carpenters, Harry Chapin, and please don’t gag, Barry Manilow. You get the idea. This is the music I loved when I was young and it still brings back a good feeling when I play it now.
Once I started having children, I stopped keeping up with the new music.
How about you? Were you able to keep up? Do you have favorites from every decade that you’ve lived? Do you have a huge collection of music that just keeps growing? Or do you rely on the songs you loved from the past? If so, where do you find the new music? The radio? MTV? How do you keep up?
I’d like to know.