Friday, November 12, 2010

Music is what feelings sound like

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*sing with me!*

On the 10th day of whatever this is, your true love (that'd be me) gave you ..... not a whole heck of a lot.

Today, for "30 Days of Me", I am supposed to tell you what songs I listen to when I'm happy, sad, bored, hyped or mad. I was surprised at how difficult this was for me at first. You see, I'll listen to pretty much anything, at any time. It doesn't usually matter what kind of mood I'm in. So I had to put a bit more thought into this one. I had to delve deep into the recesses of my rapidly shriveling brain to retrieve what little bit of information has been hiding there.

I didn't discover much.

I have what my husband likes to call a "sucky" taste in music. I like to call it "varied".

Last month I heard that new song by Bruno Mars, "Just the Way You Are". As intrigued as I was by his funky name, the title of the song didn't particularly appeal. I mean, who the hell needs yet another soppy ass love song to make them feel shitty about the way their own romantic life is progressing? Then I actually listened to it and I was slightly less cynical. I even passed it on to make a few people feel better about themselves. It has that power. I decided, on a whim, to check out the rest of his songs. Turns out, these now fall nicely into the "songs I listen to when I'm happy" category. He has a bit of a folky style in some of them, and most of them are upbeat.

Sad or bored? A bit of Evanescence, Paramore, Linkin Park....gets me out of my funk and heading toward at least a glass of wine and a snuggle.

Hyped? A little bit of Black Eyed Peas or Pink will do me.

But when I'm mad? I like to crank some System of a Down or Tool to rage out to. There is nothing better than screaming along with the hard rockin' sounds of either of those bands to make you feel better. I suppose the next best thing would be to put an ex boyfriend's picture on a dartboard.

So what do YOU listen to in your various moods?

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  1. Funny, that's pretty much the same for me...

  2. I am totally addicted to Glee right now. Drives my family crazy. But for some reason - when I'm doing a LOT of cooking - I have to have 80's hair bands. Don't ask me why.

  3. I am a folk/country person. Lately Brad Paisley and Dar Williams do it for me.


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