I have a very wide variety of music that I like. That’s why it is so difficult to get it down to one specific genre that means the most to me. If you look at my music playlists, you’d figure many people from various generations constructed this selection of music. But that assumption is so wrong. I have a different taste in music than the average person at my age. I absolutely love music. I was involved in the choir in high school and even was a member of our school’s pop acapella group that went to competitions. So, I’ve been taught to appreciate all types of music (except nickelback). I see music as a way to express what I am feeling at that moment. Today, I mostly use music to entertain my son and as a way to get out of boredom on my commute to and from school. I’d describe myself as being the king of car karaoke.
To get a little personal here. My mother is the one who raised me. I remember specifically one time as a child helping her clean out our garage. I stumbled upon an old box of her things from her childhood. As I opened this box it was like a time capsule from the 80’s. My mom being the woman that she is, let me go explore through the box instead of helping her. From the box, I pulled out many cassettes from Def Leppard, Poison, Mötley Crüe and Bon Jovi. The one that caught my eye the most was a Bon Jovi cassette tape. I asked my mom if we could play and of course she said yes. She put it in our tape/CD player that was so big that it was almost as if we had a New York skyscraper in our living room with two equally huge speakers on each side. That was the first time I had ever heard anything like that and I was hooked. I remember asking for a Bon Jovi CD for my birthday instead of the typical LEGO’S. I like to think that my mom thought it was cool that we liked the same music when I grew up. Today, every time we’re in the car together I’ll throw on my “hair bands” playlist just to get a little laugh out of her before we start rocking out. Thanks mom!
Shown above is Bon Jovi. The song that I was most drawn to was "Dead or Alive" I would play that song all the time.
It's a must sing whenever I hear it on the radio.
This photo was probably taken at Christmas. My mom is the background and of course me with my brand new red guitar. I was ready to rock out!