I have recently discovered Adele. Yes, I know, most of you have probably been listening to her incredible voice for some time now. But I only very recently discovered her – like last week. That makes me sound like I was living under a rock somewhere on the moon. But it just happens that I barely listen to the radio these days. So musically, I am stuck somewhere in the last millennium. But people post YouTube links on Facebook and, every now and then, my curiosity is piqued and I decide to click on the link and listen. Well, in Adele’s case, I am so glad that I did. Have a listen to Set Fire To The Rain and let me know what you think.
As with so many other things, I have never been able to decide which genre of music I prefer. I do not like to stick to one niche and my list of favourite pieces of music and songs spans many generations but they all have one thing in common – they are all pieces that stir something within me – a memory, an emotion, a desire to hear more. I am moved to tears by Mozart’s Requiem every time I hear it. Aerosmith’s I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing takes me back to our wedding day, Apocalyptica’s Not Strong Enough reminds me of my dear friend Andrea who I knew way back in primary school and who now lives in Buenos Aires. She was the one who introduced me to this cello-paying foursome from Finland whose repertoire ranges from heavy metal to the classics and whose music can be so haunting. And I could go on. And on.
I know that some people stick to one type of music. If you ask The American, he will happily tell you that heavy metal is his music of choice and, although he will on occasion listen to other forms for a little while, he will always go back to heavy metal. That was and always will be his number one preference.
So what about you, my dearest readers, what music do you enjoy? Do you, like me, have a fickle ear or do you stick to one genre all the time?