Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What's on your iPod?

Anyone who knows me, knows that my all time favorite band is Fleetwood Mac. No matter what time of day it is, no matter what the mood I'm in I could listen to the vocals of Stevie Nicks along side Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood. And if you've ever driven by me in my car and I appear to be signing at the top of my lungs, you can bet I'm bolting out anything from 'Go Your Own Way' to 'Silver Springs' to 'Say You Love Me.'

Given this said, don't be surprised if you ever hear me singing 'Independence Day' by Martina McBride, or 'Back in Black' by AC/DC or even 'Hot In Here' by Nelly. Yeah, in other words I pretty much will listen to anything, with the exception of that loud, angry screaming crap that my crazy brother listens to. I honestly don't know how anyone can listen to that stuff.

Ever since last mother's day when Darric got me my little iPod shuffle though I've been wicked into listening to new and hidden music. For Instance,

Bishop Allen: I heard of this Brooklyn indie-rock group from a fellow blogger, and after checking it out, holy cow I am hooked. I especially like Click, Click, Click and Things are what you make of them.

Marie Moreshead: I came across this folk/pop songstress from Maine on 207. Seemed real catchy. I looked her up online and not only is her songs on obsessive rotation on my iPod, but I've been keeping up with her online journal as well. 'I love how' is a big favorite, especially at 2am in the morning when everyone else is snoring.

Ryan Adams: As a favorite of a coworker, I actually decided to give this guy a try when I saw his music on my brother's play lists. Although I usually have to be in a Ryan Adams mood to listen to him (whatever that exactly means) the one song that I really love is the popular song 'New York, New York'

I pick music that I like because of the words, if the words make sense or if I can relate to them then it's something I usually like. Now of coarse it also has to have a tune, and a lot of the music that I do like is my favorite because it relives stress by cranking it to 100 after I've dropped Jordan off to Preschool.

So, what have you been listening to lately? I have plenty of space on my iPod that needs filling. So, pump up the jam and send it along.


Ruddah said...

Hey now. Its not angry music. You have to read the lyrics, but most of it is actually positive.

Anyways, you should check out Damien Rice. I just downloaded some of his stuff the other day.

And also, if you haven't already, you should check out last.fm. you put in an artist you like & it will play similar artists. Pretty cool.

Kristin.... said...

Oh geez I listen to a ton of different things: Dixie Chicks, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Bon Jovi, Evanescence, Aerosmith. It's quite an eclectic mix.

Maine Mom said...

Funny...Matt bought me an MP3 player a few Christmases ago, but I never listen to it. Do you have any Bare Naked Ladies music on there? How about Sara Evans? We've discovered a new group for kids called "Live Out Loud" which is what we have been listening to lately.

Brenda Hanson said...

I'm old, so you probably haven't even heard of some of the artists I have on my MP3 player. The fact that I even have one of those is a miracle in itself.
I just got back from NYC, visiting Kelli and took my MP3 player on the plane with me. So cool. I have Neil Diamond, ABBA, Betty Buckley ( who by the way, I saw in concert while in the city and she is awesome), The Mueller family ( bluegrass), Sound track to Phantom of the Opera, The Taubl Sisters ( their whole family was on America's Got Talent), and other miscellaneous artists. I have varied tastes in music.

Matt said...

I'm a big fan of Dire Straits. Its one of those groups that I can listen to an entire album and not skip a song. Besides that, The Yellowjackets (Jazz), John Williams, Huey Lewis and the News, Howard Jones, Pink Floyd, Tears for Fears, anything from the 80s.

Anonymous said...

That co-worker friend sounds like he really knows his stuff when it comes to music. I bet he'd also highly recommend . . .

Johnny Flynn / A Larum
Fleet Foxes / Self Titled
Wilco / Any
The Broken West / Now or Heaven