I love music! Almost all kinds. Now by "almost" I mean that I don't care for the "new age" and "rap" stuff. I mean real music. You know, something with a tune. It doesn't necessarily have to have words. As a matter of fact, if I am just sitting reading or crocheting or crafting, I prefer background music without words to concentrate on. I especially like piano background music like Danny Wright, Lori Line, John Tesh. When I am just listening, then words are okay.
I love country. Just give me some Reba, Martina, Brad Paisley, etc. and I am in 'hog heaven.' I like Norah Jones and her sultry voice. Her "Turn Me On" turns me on. (No minds in the gutter, please.) I like to listen to Tony Bennett, and Bing, and Perry. Sinatra not so much. His high notes just send that "fingernails on the chalkboard" feeling down my spine. I like Celine, too. Last night she was on TV and I was on the computer. I stopped what I was doing and turned to watch her. My daughter, who has very good taste in music, though diverse, said that Celine was so passe now. I don't care. I still have her on my ipod and listen to her while I walk. I miss Whitney, too. Her soaring voice was sensational!
I was "into" Michael Bolton's music for a long time. His younger voice sounded so cool but now that he's doing car commercials, I can say that maybe he could tone it down a little. I still think he has a great stage presence, though, and would go see him in concert if he every got close by.
Ann Murray is another favorite from years gone by. My late wife and I trekked to the state capitol to see her in concert once upon a time. Man, that gal could sing. And I saw her recently on PBS and she still can sing! I have lots of her stuff on CD and iPod.
Of course, I cannot go without saying that I love, love, love gospel music. Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, the Gaither Vocal Band, (would be better if Bill would retire), Guy Penrod, Dave Phelps, Ray Boltz. They all just speak to me. These are just a few of the great ones. And have you ever heard the Oakridge Boys sing gospel? They're made for it!
So you see, there are all kinds of music that reaches me. Maybe it depends on what I am doing, or my state of mind, but needless to say, I love music!