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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

TMI - But It's for a Good Cause

I used to be a music junkie. I blame my mom. She was young, hip, and had an awesome vinyl collection. She loved everything from Gospel, to Blues, to Rock, to ... I don't know, a pretty broad spectrum, okay? Naturally, as soon as I got my first CD player, I had to join a CD club. I remember getting Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits and some Bon Jovi CD. Yeah, I'm old ... but not Simon and Garfunkel old.

I used to buy CDs regularly. I was lucky enough to find a used CD place close to my digs when I first moved to Chicago. Also, I had a good friend who was a DJ in his other life. He burned lots of tunes for me.

Then came The Targo. My husband, I adore him, is very very frugal. He thinks buying CDs is a total waste of money. I've made several lists of tunes for him to download for me, then our iPod got virused or something. So, I'm sans mp3/digital music. *woe*

Now that I'm back at work, I'm spending more time than I imagined a lot of time pumping. I need something to occupy myself and thought about getting the iPod up and running again. The problem is that I haven't listened to the radio (besides talk radio, sports, news) in a long time. I feel that I am all sorts of un-hip.

Helps me! Pleeeeeeeeeease! Give me some recommendations: What's hip where you live? Any local sounds? What's playing on your iPod? I really listen to just about everything. (Okay, I'm not so into songs where the swear words outnumber the drumbeats ... but other than that, about anything.)

6 comments:

Nicole P. said...

Current favorite artists:

Sugarland (new cd out)
Lady Antebellum (also country)
The Weepies (alternative/folk-ish)
Midlake (alternative?)
Michael Buble (I never get sick of his music)

SSU said...

I don't think I am much help. I only listen to two radio stations - Family Life Radio and a talk radio station. I think that some of the old stuff is "hip" to listen to today though - so some of your old favorites might be good!

Becca said...

My iPod is a collection of all your pot smokin' favorites from the 60s and 70s. So a lot of Simon and Garfunkel, Led Zepplin, Van Morrison, etc. I'll have to watch your comments for ideas. OH! But the soundtrack to Sex and the City is AWESOME and has a little bit of everything.

Michelle said...

Ooooh, you should try some Santogold (lights out is really good...you may have heard it in a beer commercial), Scouting for Girls (all upbeat and happy), Iglu and Hartly - In this city (super heart this song), and Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet about me (she sounds like a cross between Ella and Billy Holiday).

mypieceoftheworld said...

I'm never good at knowing what's hip as far as music goes...i generally am of the listen to whatever's on the radio sort. Right now I really like Colbi Calet's cd...there is a song called Capri that will make moms everywhere sob (in a good way). But the rest of it is pretty upbeat and sort of reminds me of island music.

Lani ~ The Wooden Porch said...

I love all kinds of music. Abba is my favorite and there is a group called A-Teens that have remade a lot of the popular Abba songs. It's great for working out. Plus totally kid friendly.