This is my 1000th post.
Fancy that, eh?
Some of you have been reading my ramblings for over 5 years. You should pat yourself on the back for sticking around so long. I’ve been here, on WordPress, under the “Flying Buttresses” for almost 3 years. 1000th posts seems like a lot in that amount of time, but as you know, I’m not always the wordiest of the bloggers out there.
I was mulling over what to post for this particular entry, and it came to me while driving in the rain.
I was listening to The Replacements really loud, and I felt the bassline shake through my armrest and as usual when listening to anything Westerberg my mind went somewhere else. He is the great jumping off point for me.
I believe that music finds you at the time in which you’re ready to hear it.
It used to boggle some of my friends minds that I had never listened to Bowie until a few years ago. Even though I sometimes slip into that kind of music snobbery to others, I try to stop myself, remembering if I had not had the helpful guidance of such music minded friends my music listening evolution might have taken a very different route.
However, even though I do believe music finds you when you’re ready for it, what I started to ponder on my car ride into the city today was this…
Top 5 albums you think should be placed in the hands of every 13 yr old.
I pick that age, as it was right around the time I was really getting into music, actually I bit younger even. I had begged my parents to let me have their stereo in my room and even though my town had horrible radio stations, with clever maneuvering of the antenna we would get the feed from across the river and I could pick up the signals from Detroit and tune into the alternative radio station there 89 X. If I think back, this might be what started my insomnia. I used to stay up until all hours listening to the radio and making tapes. Hardly any of the music I had heard of, but I knew what I liked and would write the names of the artists (when I could catch them) onto my binder and then ask my friends who had older siblings if they knew anything about them.
Oh if only the Interweb had existed then. But I guess the hunt wouldn’t have been as exciting.
So dear reader…what 5 albums helped shape your musical listening?
Sub question: What were you listening to at 13?
p.s. In all my postings here you’ve left over 7,000 comments so I must thank-you. The comment section is really the heart of the blog. Thanks for entertaining me so.