I know,... shock...gasp...but the truth is that, for the most part, I can take it or leave it .... and usually I leave it.
There is music I like and music I don't like, but there is no soundtrack to my life...no songs that come to mind because of certain memories, and no memories that come to mind because of certain songs. I just was never one to attach my life's milestones and memorable moments to a song that happened to be on the radio at the time. And, now that I am so busy with the kids and life in general, it has not been a high enough priority for me to seek out new music to keep things fresh.
Hubby helps keep me out of the dark abyss of complete musical cluelessness. He has always been much more into it than me, but still when I hear people talking about music and what's hot today, I feel lost. My playlist is stuck in an endless loop of Green Day, The Killers, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Clash, and The Decemberists. (Obviously, I am partial to bands that have "The" in their name.)
Clearly, I need help.
I do like music. I DO! And, I especially appreciate a good song when it pops up at the right moment. In fact, that happened during this past weekend's Bellin 10K when I was running through what felt like an oven. I had stayed up way too late the night before and somehow I just wasn't dealing well with the conditions. Just when my suffering was at its greatest the Fugazi song "Shut the Door" came on (Hubby had modified my playlist for his 100-miler)....There was something about the lyrics that made me laugh at the time....
She's not breathing She's not moving She's not coming back I burn a fire to stay cool I burn myself, I am the fuel I never meant to be cruel
It still makes me smile.... Man, it's funny how sometimes song lyrics just fit the moment even without intending to. :)
So, given the direction of my musical tastes, can anyone recommend any NEW music that might appeal?