The Gift of Music

After all this time, I’m sure everyone knows that I love music. From Dean Martin to Aerosmith, and Alan Jackson to the Backstreet Boys, the genre doesn’t matter. The era doesn’t matter either. I might be drawn by the lyrics, the tune, the way a particular voice sounds, or the drums, piano, or a guitar. Sometimes it’s as simple as looking at a singer and thinking … oh my gosh! He’s adorable. I need to check out his stuff! (sometimes adorable isn’t enough to make me a fan though)

It could have just one of the elements listed above, or a combination, but I’m often surprised at what I find myself listening to…over and over and over.

The thing that never ceases to amaze me is how often it happens with old songs. Sometimes really old songs that everyone else knew about but me. For instance, some of you may remember how enthralled I was with Eternal Flame (The Bangles) when I first heard it a year ago. Imagine my surprise when I found it had been released in…1988.

I will never, ever own up to how many times I’ve played this song – mostly because I’m not sure I can count that high. 😉

Another song I stumbled across at some point in the last few years is from a 1970 movie I’d heard of but never seen … surprising since I love Kiefer Sutherland’s father almost as much as I love him. I don’t know why I like it so much, but I do.

Donald was just as adorable in his younger years as he is now.

This last one I’m using today… I don’t know if I’d have ever given it a listen the first time if my daughter hadn’t shown me a clip from Glee. However, I did see the clip. And I did see that Matt Bomer was one of the singers. And since I really, really like Matt Bomer, I guess you could say he is the reason I like this song.

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How important is music to you? Do you tend to stick with one genre? If not, what do you think draws you to one song, or causes you to dislike another?

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