It’s the first Monday of the month so it’s time for the Question of the Month bloghop, hosted by Michael D’Agostino of A Life Examined.
This month’s question: What kind of music best speaks to you?
I’ve been accused of being “stuck in the 70s” to which I proudly reply, “Yep!” I’m a classic rock ‘n roller and my musical tastes span the mid 60s thru the 70s.
My appreciation for music starts with the music itself. Rarely am I aware of the lyrics until much later in my fondness for a song. I have to feel the music in my body first as the instrumentation, the beat and the rhythm wash over me. Only then will I pay focused attention to the lyrics. Oftentimes I’m singing along with a song having no real idea what I’m singing about because it’s the music that moves me.
If you want to get an idea of what my favorite songs are you can check out my 2015 A-Z Challenge in which I embarked on a Musical Tour of My Life. There I listed my favorite bands and videos of the songs by those bands and artists that I like the most. This link takes you to an alphabetical list of my favorite bands.
I’d be really hard-pressed to choose one favorite song or one favorite band. If I were to be stuck on a desert island and could only choose to have the music of one band, I think I’d choose Canada’s great band The Guess Who. I could listen to their music over and over and never tire of it. Here are a few of my favorite Guess Who songs:
From their Live at the Paramount album, “Running Back to Saskatoon”
A 1970 performance of “Share the Land” –
An extended version of “No Time” –
Although my main Go-To music is of the classic rock genre, I do truly enjoy other genres, including Motown, Southern Rock, the Blues, (some) Technopop, (some) Disco, Today’s Country and Smooth Jazz. I’d truly be lost without music…
Thanks to Michael D’Agostino who hosts the Question of the Month blog-hop and to Alex Cavanaugh who posed this month’s question. Be sure to check out the answers of the other Question of the Month BlogHop participants: