I don't listen to much music. I can't even get in the conversation. And odds are, their favorite genre of music hands down is Country and Western....it's everywhere.
"I might not listen to much music, but when I do, you can bet your ass it isn't C&W."
Does this make me a bad person?
Back in my yout I listened to all kinds of music, even kountry. Some of the old guys sounded believable when they sang about their "old lady" runnin' off with the beer truck driver and drinkin' up all the rent money. The new drugstore cowboy singers....not so much. And Rap and R&B....since when did music do away with a melody?
I'm sure it's just a generational thing. When I was a kid I remember my parents hanging on to their Big Bands. My generation still hangs on to their Doo-Wop and Motown and Beatles and Stones.
You think today's kids will be bouncing around in their walkers, still rapping 50 years from now? *disturbing visual*
Speaking of, it makes me sad to see a bunch of old prune-faced guys with thin stringy hair(s) and ear rings (or are those hearing aids disguised as ear rings?) shuffle out on stage for one last "Last Tour" tour.
Pink Floyd, however, gets a permanent pass. ;)
What little musical appreciation I do have, however, is very eclectic. I never tire of Ray Charles or Stevie Ray Vaughan. And Marcia Ball with her piano and Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck with their guitars will always amaze me. Enya from Ireland and Andre Rieu, the Flying Dutchman, are special, too.
I like Nora Jones and soft jazz and the beat of much of the Caribbean music. I'm not a fan of Sonic Drive-in's burgers, but at least they play '60's rock 'n roll over their speakers while you sit and eat.
And if I do have to listen to country and western, please God, at least let it be George Strait. ;)
LATE EDIT: My friend Scott Roberts just turned me on to someone new (to me at least), Sara Niemietz. Check THIS.