I don’t listen to a lot of music. I’m not the type who plays the stereo (or rather ipod plugged into the speaker system — I love gadgets even if i don’t use them a lot) when I’m relaxing at home.
I find it somewhat distracting if I’m reading and I can’t really hear it unless I’m close to the speakers so there’s no sense in playing music if I’m cleaning as I need it at a volume that would distress my neighbours.
The only time I regularly listened to music was when I owned a car (I had a Pontiac Acadian and then an Oldsmoblie Calais) and I drove to school and work — over 15 years ago now. (Geez, now that’s a very poorly constructed sentence!)
As mentioned, I do have an ipod but I don’t wear it when I’m commuting. I have to wear earphones that go into my ear canal to get good sound. The sound is great but I can’t hear any outside noise such as cars, honking or people asking to be excused so they can get off the streetcar — so it’s just not safe or practical when I’m out and about. Plus, I have a fear of singing out loud unconsciously. I do this.
As a matter of fact, I’m singing out loud at the moment. For some reason, I’m in a musical mood tonight. Perhaps the two Caesars I had at dinner is a factor.
- The Rose — Bette Midler
- Don’t Cry for me Argentina — Madonna
- Saving Myself — Eria Fachin
- Oh Sherrie — Steve Perry
- To Sir With Love — Petula Clark
- The Tide is High — Blondie
- I love the Nightlife — Alicia Bridges
- Born in the USA — Bruce Springsteen
- Glory Days — Bruce Springsteen
- BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE (Scarborough, remember?)
- Money Changes Everything — Cyndi Lauper
- I scooted by Echo & The Bunnymen — I just wasn’t in the mood for
dumb lyrics that enchanted me as a teen
- Take a Letter, Maria — Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (why doesn’t
he get together with Maria?)
- Hooked on a Feeling — B.J. Thomas
- I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You A Rose Garden) — Loretta Lynn
And that’s it. I got bored…