Ugh… I’m terrible at joining in with friends’ projects. But I guess, at least I am posting it… right?
So, on Weird Shit with Alex this week, he spoke about (and I am super paraphrasing here, go read it your damn self) music we wouldn’t normally like.
He posted a Backstreet Boys song and a Bruno Mars song. Both, songs I knew all the lyrics to.
The post resonated with me because, in the past, I have been so firmly set on one genre of music I have never allowed myself to just enjoy all the music.
If it is popular or not. Rock or pop or indie or electronic or whatever. Limiting your music tastes is like only letting yourself eat from only one restaurant for the rest of your life. Only going to one holiday destination for every fucking vacation. Only painting with one colour.
Fuck… that sounds exactly like my past life actually… (insert eye roll emoji here)(insert gun emoji here)(insert vomiting emoji here)
I have recently become even more adventurous with music and I try to make a point of listening to something completely new every day.
Luckily, one of my besties has pretty eclectic music tastes, so I do get some help there. They will probs be a little appalled by my shares here actually lol soz don’t judge me…
So, the first song has a disclaimer. I don’t jam out to N’sync in my free time. I don’t even have one of their songs on my spotify… but I can sing their albums cover to cover.
When I was my little gothy goth teenage self, my dad would take me to school. We would blast music in the car as loud as our ears could handle. The artists that rarely left the CD stacker were: NIN, Manson, N’sync and Kylie Minogue.
My father would always make sure NIN or Manson was what was blasting when we pulled up in front of the school. He was pretty cool like that. I had to retain my scary grrrl image. Fishnets, FMBs, dog collars, pentagrams and heavy eyeliner weren’t enough apparently… question mark (eye roll emoji)(devil fingers)
The N’sync was for once we were far enough away that I would feel comfortable singing along.
Anyway! Enough memory lane. Have some music. Listen. Don’t listen. I don’t mind. Just, stay curious.
Oh, the second song is just one that makes me feel all warm and cozy and I like the lyrical video clip with the written words and stuff… it’s cute…