...until you discover what music they listen to. Twice in recent weeks my perceptions of people have been rocked (no pun intended) when I found out a little about they music they listen to. First there was Mary Lee. I thought I knew her pretty well. Then one evening I got in her van and saw...a KISS cassette! What????? Kiss????? The guys with the tongues and the makeup???? I mean this came as such a shock to me. Mary Lee strikes me as more of an... REO Speedwagon kind of person. She claimed the tape belongs to her husband, but the mere fact that Mary Lee may have at one time been a passenger in a vehicle where Kiss was playing still is enough to turn my world on its axis a bit.
Then last night, I found out that Stephanie likes (no loves!) Michael Jackson. Huh??? I have to admit, while I haven't known Stephanie as long, I just never saw that one coming. Never. Totally out of left field for me. All I could think was, "Say, Say, Say what???"
So I have decided in an effort to be transparent, I will share with you a few of my personal choices of music found on my iPod.
1. ABBA - Dancing Queen
2. Blake Lewis' version of "You Give Love a Bad Name"
3. The original Broadway cast recording of "Fiddler on the Roof" (You can't have anyone but Tevye singing "Tradition"!)
4. Pretty much everything by Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, and Queen
5. MC Hammer "Can't Touch This"
6. Paul McCarthy "My Brave Face"
7. Lots and lots of praise and worship music (including Mandisa's "Shackles" and some classic Stryper)
8. Vanilla Ice "Ice, Ice, Baby" (You know you like it too, don't act all appalled...)
9. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons "December 1963"
10. Carmen "The Champion"
As I look at this list, I have NO IDEA what it says about me, except that I love Jesus and the early 90s were good for me musically (not so much otherwise - I spent most of that decade in the "awkward phase".). I guess you can draw your own conclusions about me from looking at my iPod.
If you are up for it, post some of your favorite music in my comments section. I am feeling a little vulnerable here.