Day 16 – Your Views on Mainstream Music
Yeecch. In a nutshell, yeah. I am odd – in many ways, but music is one of the biggies. Oddly enough, my kids are the same as I am. We listen to some of the new music, I am talking maybe 3 songs out of 6 months worth of ‘the latest top hits’ will get our attention enough for us not to turn the radio off should it come on.
I enjoy the old songs, and geesh I sound so old, but when the songs were about something. This crap that passes for lyrics now, oh hell it turns my stomach, literally. I enjoy Journey, Styx, Reo, Foreigner, Eagles, Meatloaf, even Queen. Stevie Miller Band, Bad Company, some ac/dc, and just a few from bands like The Cars, & the Police, Sting.
So, today’s mainstream? Notsomuch.
Day 17_Your highs and Lows this past year.
The low was definitely my son being expelled for having a trace of marijuana in his pocket at school. It’s been 11 months and we are still dealing with the fallout – which is larger than you can imagine.
Highs? This has been a very hard year. Nothing even stands out and yells ‘hey, remember that awesome day?’. I guess if I had to choose, I have to go with the fact that Frank finally got a motorcycle again. Yeah, that’s about as good as it got.
Day 18- A book you could read over and over & never get sick of
I will not be able to choose just one:
1. Midwives. by: Chris Bohjalian. I read this amazing book at least once a year.
2. Her Fearful Symmetry by: Audrey Niffenegger
3. Running With Scissors- by: Augusten Burroughs