Just wondering what music you listen to to chill out, rock out, calm down, and smile...
I am a child of the 70's so here is what mine is:
Years ago when I first began experiencing anxiety issues I would listen to Leonard Cohen, blaring him in my dorm room. I love him, he is so depressive he makes you feel good. :VeryHappy
Last year I was totally into Adam Lambert. First of all, I love the "Screaming Demon", Steven Tyler (see below) and Adam has an incredible vocal range. Being an artistic soul, his presentation of himself appeals to me even though to many others he is a little on the bizarre side.
This year I am back into my love of Aerosmith. I have seen them 5 times in concert in the last decade, once so close that Steven Tyler took a harmonica out of his pants and handed it to the girl in front of me! Hard rock was not my genre in the 70's so all of their old songs seem new. I have ordered every CD I don't have. I read Steven's autobiography "Is The Noise I My Head Bothering You" and it is the first book I have been able to read in a long time. I used to be an avid reader (3 books a week) but over my sclero years have lost the ability to concentrate. Although it took me a long time to read it I am happy to say I finished a book! I am now slowly reading his biography and contrasting the two. The first quote in my signature is from "Amazing."
I enjoy classical and played it in my classroom to calm the kids, but prefer the artists of the 70's like The Classic Billy Joel and a flute one by Ian Anderson of Aqualung.I love the piano of Keith Jarrett and teh music of George Winston. My husband has a very varied taste in music so we have African, Island, Costa Rican, and Spanish. I never know what I will hear when he puts a CD in.
There is musical gene in my family but it skipped right over me and I have the artistic gene so I am well aware I am lacking. All of my family members are musical and so is my husband. My first husband had perfect pitch and that is truly a gift. I have tried to play the piano, guitar and sing. My piano teacher told my parents they were wasting their money .
I appreciate music and am open to new things so what is your favorite? What calms your soul and gets you going?
By the way, "I Hope You Dance!"