Every morning, once all of the kiddies have been shuffled off to school, I pop a CD into my DVD player and begin my housework.Cleaning without music just isn't any fun.
One day I'll listen to my beloved Glee music. The next day I might choose some Michael Buble or Frank Sinatra. Whenever I listen to those two, I feel like I should be dressed like a Stepford wife, wearing pearls and high heels, with a broom in one hand and a martini in the other.
Some days it's 80's hair metal, Prince or my newest favorite, Lady Antebellum. Other days it's The Beach Boys and Elvis Presley. With a little Creedence Clearwater Revival, Kenny Rogers and Jose Alfredo Jimenez, sprinkled here and there for good measure.
My taste in music is eclectic, to say the least.
I blame it on my upbringing.
My mom worked as a bartender for most of my childhood and often took me to work with her. Every place she worked at had a jukebox. I loved listening to the sound the quarters made as I popped them into the machine, the records falling into place and the sound of the needle scratching against the vinyl. (Yes, I am THAT old!)
Some places played nothing but Rock n' Roll. Other places played Top 40 hits or Country & Western. I remember one bar in Amarillo, had a DJ booth in the middle of the dance floor. I spent hours in there after school, listening to Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Eddie Rabbitt, Dolly Parton, Dottie West, Crystal Gayle, Marie Osmond, Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs, Mickey Gilley...the list goes on and on.
At 8 years old, I was too young to understand what they were all singing about, but I loved how they sounded. The twang of their voices, the steel guitar and the fiddle. It was love at first listen.
Almost 30 years later, I still love Country Music. If I had to choose one type of music to listen to for the rest of my life, it would be country music.
Sure, there is a whole new crop of country artists that I love listening to, but my favorites will always be the "classics" I listened to as a kid.
What about you...what kind of music do you listen to?