July 18, 2005

Musical Tastes

My friends and I were recently discussing favorite bands and songs and the conversation reached around to what kinds of things we had in our collections. Many of us had similar tastes, but there were always variations. Some people wouldn't recognize some of my favorites and I would change the radio rather quickly if some of theirs came on.

Today as I was putting something in the car, I decided to bring all the CDs in, since a police officer we had at a recent neighborhood meeting warned us all against leaving them in the car to attract people to break in. Going through the CDs, I decided to make a list of the groups and musicians that I like or liked enough to buy more than one album of. I do have two CDs of Wagner, but those were for a class and never something I was partial to. My list is in the extended entry. What is on yours?

The Beatles
Johnny Cash
The Chieftains
The Kingston Trio
Mark Knopfler
Tom Lehrer
Glenn Miller
Dolly Parton
Peter, Paul and Mary
Tom Petty
Simon and Garfunkel
Ralph Stanley
They Might Be Giants


What? No AC/DC?

Knopfler/Dire Straits is always at the top of my playlist. Matter of fact, Passalong is now offering a number of Knopfler live shows for sale from this tour, including the Nashville stop last week.

My Ipod is full of a variety of things, including the kids stuff, fortunately in its own playlist. Runs from AC/DC to Yes, but only because I didn't put any ZZ Top on the thing. There's also some Fats Waller and John Hiatt, so I'm as eclectic as I suspect a lot of people.

I may have to blog this one myself.

Posted by: skinnydan at July 18, 2005 01:17 PM

We have lots of other things. These are just the things we have a lot of. I left out The Wiggles, but we do have more than one of those CDs.

I'm so old fashioned. We don't have -- and really have no need for -- an iPod. Other than in the car, we just don't listen to music that much. Our house is noisy enough with just the family that I try not to add much more to the confusion.

Posted by: Jordana at July 18, 2005 01:21 PM

I thought we didn't need one either, and then I got one. A four hour train trip with one teeny player the size of a small cellphone? Fabulous. I got the 6 GB mini, and it has plenty of room. Mrs. took 30 CDs in the car, and I think I had more music than she did.

I'm not suggesting it's a necessary item by any means, but if you do listen while traveling it saves room for the "extra" potty seat/booster/box of diapers/whatever. Plus the little FM transmitter lets you play through the car speakers, which is cool.

Posted by: skinnydan at July 18, 2005 01:30 PM

Dan, I didn't know it could run through the car speakers. That makes it more of an inducement.

Posted by: Jordana at July 18, 2005 01:35 PM

Jordana you have to get with some program. That list could have been mine—except the Wagner would have been Porter. Also you are short on bluegrass.

Posted by: jim at July 18, 2005 02:45 PM

Jim, we have lots of bluegrass, just most of it is in single albums, not multiples by the same artist. Do you have anything you particularly recommend?

Posted by: Jordana at July 18, 2005 02:49 PM

I would love to ride with you on a long car ride! We could listen to the good stuff! Esp. They Might Be Giants and Simon and Garfunkel and U2. Our CD case also contains Fernando Ortega, Rich Mullins, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Jones, Dan Tyminski, The Blue Highway, and pounds of other bluegrass stuff and oodles of kiddie stuff.

Great post!

Posted by: angie at July 18, 2005 03:21 PM