When I was younger and people asked me what music I liked, I proclaimed eclectic tastes. I listened to oldies. I listened to Album Oriented Rock (kids these days call it “classic rock”). I listened to country. I listened to pop. I even listened to jazz when I could find it.
Well, now I’m older, and nobody asks me that question any more because I’m old (they must assume it’s all 60s easy listening/Sinatra/Alpert, and they’re not far off). But judging by my Amazon purchases over the last six months, my musical taste has streamlined into two categories:
- Naz Time After
- Trapt Trapt
- Kristi Merideth Kristi Merideth
- Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker
- Shinedown Leave a Whisper
- ShinedownThe Sound of Madness
- The Pretty Reckless Who You Selling For
- Devour the Day Time & Pressure
- Gabriela Anders Last Tango in Rio
- Lorde Pure Heroine
It’s all hard rock or jazz songbirds except for the Leonard Cohen and Lorde.
It’s either something to get me pumped up for the gym or something to mellow.
Although being it is the Christmas season, the one-for-you-one-for-me Amazon ordering protocol is in effect, so the ratios may change as I buy new music on whim. But given that I learn of new artists from the hard rock station on the radio, my Legion of Metal Friends Facebook group, or the radio stations I stream (KCSM and WSIE), perhaps they will not change much at all.