What a fun question this will be today. Yep, I’ve grabbed my little Q & A book, and the question of the day is a definite doozy:
Are you country or rock ‘n’ roll (or hip-hop, emo, folk, punk…)?
Yes, it’s really got all those alternatives listed followed by that handy ellipsis which could conceivably extend the list to infinity. If there’s another type of music out there, the ellipsis will cover it.
Which is a good thing since the two categories of music I listen to most often aren’t specifically included within the question. In fact, a lot of the music I enjoy isn’t spelled out above.
But, back first to the basic question. Am I country or rock ‘n’ roll? Both. That’s the only possible answer. If you’ve ever come to one of the launch parties for my “Sunset Series” of western historical romances, you’ve heard many of my country favorites. I love sharing them at launch parties.
Here’s a few to enjoy today:
I do like rock ‘n’ roll, too, especially anything by Metallica. Yes, I go crazy over James Hetfield. I can’t help it.
Here are a few of my heavy metal must-have Metallica songs:
And a few other favorite rock songs by different artists:
And on the softer side of rock:
Then, there’s classical. Classical music has always been a big part of my life. I began playing piano at the age of four, later studied at the Conservatory of Music in Kansas City, and have enjoyed a life-long love affair with music from baroque to modern.
A few very special favorites:
But mostly these days — and nights — I listen to ambient music, especially what’s known as “Space Music”. If you’re not familiar with the genre but enjoy relaxing, soothing music, you might want to visit “Hearts of Space”, the official home for a radio weekly radio show hosted by Stephen Hill. Although the website is a premium service, there are free tracks to enjoy, and, of course, you can catch the show for free each week on the radio.
Here are a few of my favorite “space music” pleasures:
And then, there’s my obsession with Cajun music:
And my love for Latin:
I could easily get carried away! Oh, wait…I already have. LOL. Yes, I love music, and I’ve only shared a few of my favorites here. Perhaps you’ll share a few of your favorites with me.
So, in answer to today’s question, all I can really say is that “I’m a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, and a whole lot more.”