I am a huge music fan. I love many different types of music, the emotion it can evoke, the memories it recalls, the fun that it creates. It has always been a huge part of my life. I can remember my Mom and Dad turning the lights down, breaking out a bottle of wine and cranking up the CD player quite often as I was growing up. A ritual that I became a part of as I grew and began to appreciate music.
When I was living on my own I would enjoy doing much the same thing: lighting candles, drinking wine and just listening and singing along to some of my favorite music. My musical tastes have been inspired by my parents, some very close friends and just my own appreciation.
I have only attended a few concerts and they range quite a bit as well. The first concert I ever attended was Reba McEntire. Then I saw Billy Joel with Elton John-the whole dueling piano thing. That was followed by Boston in Charlotte (now THAT was a fun concert, outdoors, great company...ahhh...oh, but I digress...). I also saw Toad the Wet Sprocket (anybody remember them?). Then I went to a big outdoor concert in Columbia that my now husband took me to featuring Bush, Train, Cowboy Mouth and some others that I fail to remember. The last concert I attended was for my birthday a few years ago. My husband and sister in law took me to see Toby Keith (with Joe Nichols and Miranda Lambert). That was a very entertaining show, to say the least!
Now, I have fallen in love with the whole MP3 thing. As I've mentioned I spend a lot of time in my van and pass a great deal of that time with my music. When I tire of talk radio or sports radio I break out the MP3. I think it would surprise some to know what all I have downloaded. I have Jimmy Buffett (of course!), Rascal Flatts, The Black Eye Peas, Trisha Yearwood, The Eagles, Def Leppard, Harry Chapin, the list goes on. I really have a lot of fun with it. I sing at the top of my lungs, belt out dedications (yeah, don't you wish you could hear some of those??) and just have a good 'ol time, just my MP3 and me.
I once read an article in the newspaper that said you could really tell alot about someone by their MP3/IPOD selections. The author said she exchanges with her friends and kids just to get a glimpse into their soul. I find that very interesting. I'd love to hear what some of you have in your MP3. I also challenge anyone to correctly guess 10 songs off my MP3. Think you can do it?