Love Me, Love My Music (or at least my LOVE of music)

If you want to get to know me better, the music I love says a lot ❤

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. That may or may not be true. I’m not sure what the way to every woman’s heart is, but for me, talk to me about music! In the last few days, I have had fun going back in time and reminiscing about my favorite high school jams as well as songs that have and always will hold a special place in my heart.

If you appreciate “Affirmation” by Savage Garden, you are my kind of person!! https://open.spotify.com/track/6lWY4ji9T0tpFU2xbnRC1p?si=7a05185d03914b81

I remember back in high school when I was lucky enough to have a cassette player in my Pinto (hey, don’t judge me….it was a cool car at the time). I literally wore out the cassette for the Pretty in Pink soundtrack. I also had tapes on which I recorded songs from the radio. Sure there might have been a bit of background noise, but to be able to listen to my favorite songs while on the go was SO worth dealing with the minor annoyance of a parent or sibling’s voice in the background!

Once iPods came out, I was in heaven! Being able to have a digital playlist of music was AMAZING! Still, dealing with iTunes was challenging at best. Finding Spotify was a complete game changer for me. I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t listen to one of my playlists on the Spotify app. With Alexa (yes, I’m a total tech geek), it is even simpler. “Alexa, play Current Favorites on Spotify.” is a common command from me.

Even nicer is the option to listen to a specific song even when it isn’t in my playlist. Last night, I was travelling down memory lane and asked Alexa to play “Magic” and “Just What I Needed” by the Cars, and then “Jessie’s Girl” and “Human Touch” by Rick Springfield. While chatting with another awesome 80s fan recently, I found myself saying, “Oh yeah! And what about…?” We dredged up a few great ones which I then added to my “Current Favorites”. I love that it is easy to edit it, so if I have had enough of a song, it can be easily removed from my playlist and replaced by the latest new (or old) tune to be stuck in my head!

Anyone else have music always playing in the background? What is on YOUR current favorites list? I’m always happy to find (or re-find) great tunes!

About Beth W.

I try to look for the positive in the people and situations I come in contact with! I believe in the power of positive thinking and I believe that even challenging circumstances can be learning experiences if we have a positive mindset! I'm having fun blogging at: http://picturingpositive.com
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21 Responses to Love Me, Love My Music (or at least my LOVE of music)

  1. Lenora says:

    Excellent piece😀 Fun to think about. I do enjoy music, but I can’t remember the names of the singing artist, groups or songs or words—I can hum along😂 I did enjoy hearing your music selection while staying with you👍

    • Beth W. says:

      I know the lyrics for almost all the songs and if I don’t I will look them up. 😄 I’m very quirky that way. I need to know what I’m listening to 😄. I’m getting ready to pop my earbuds in again to take Romeo for a walk 😄🐶😄

  2. Ogden Fahey says:

    I don’t have Spotify, maybe I will one day, but I love my iPod! I’m listening to something obscure on band camp at the moment, I’m glad I learned computers or else I’d be way behind the curve – as in 10 years behind rather than 30! 😀 😀

    • Beth W. says:

      Hi Ogden! Yes, you are miles ahead of us old timers 🤣 You probably know iTunes much better than I did. I would always lose songs or playlists would disappear. Spotify makes it easy for me and works with Alexa, which is great for me! However we get it, I think music is a language just about everybody speaks! Enjoy your band camp music! 🎶😊🎶 Thanks for taking the time to comment. 😊

  3. janieleeds says:

    I love music. When I was not feeling up to par, I stopped listening, stopped singing, stopped enjoying what brought me peace, but now, I’m back and loving having music back in my life. 🙂 Love your selections Beth!

    • Beth W. says:

      Oh yay, Janie! ❤ I’m so happy you’re feeling better again! I agree that life without music is bland and colorless. What are your “go-to” tunes? I’m feeling the 80s a bit more lately. Been chatting with a nice gentleman who is Class of ’84 and was reminding me of some oldies but goodies. Not sure it will amount to anything, but I am enjoying the process and enjoying feeling like I am back in school except instead of folded up paper notes, we are exchanging text messages. 🤣

      • janieleeds says:

        Beth I have a huge grin on my face reading that you’re having a fun chat! Yay! I love the 80’s as well being that it’s my time…I have a plethora of ‘go to tunes’ that I can’t even begin to list because they’re dependent on my mood! And as for folded up notes, oh my goodness, I loved those!! Texts are good as well, but I find that they can be difficult to interpret sometimes…but they’re better than nothing! 🙂 Let me know how this chatting goes…got my fingers crossed…at least it’s hopefully putting a little pep in your step! 🙂

        • Beth W. says:

          Thanks Janie😊 Definitely is putting a pep in my step and a twinkle in my eye. There seems to be something there and I do find myself smiling when I think about his messages. In any case, I’m having fun taking it slowly. 😊

  4. The new technology is great isn’t it? I’m starting to put a few Spotify lists together as I gave all my vinyl to my brother decades ago.

    • Beth W. says:

      Most definitely Paul! It is so wonderful being able to make a playlist for every mood. I have quite a few, but nowhere near my daughter. I think she is nearing 1000. 🤣. Spotify is so much easier than recording on a cassette or even coordinating iTunes!. Have fun with your playlists! Thanks for visiting! 😊

  5. Dear Beth,

    I am still listening to your large list of songs numbering 100. Indeed, love you, love your music.

    My favourite so far is number 26 entitled “So Close” From “Enchanted”, which is the Soundtrack Version sung by Jon McLaughlin. What a deeply moving and romantic song it is, not to mention the wonderful orchestration!

    Thank you very much for your wonderful selection of those songs.

    I am a musician and composer, and you will find a small fraction of my music on my blog. I have been far too busy to find time to upload more of my music.

    Given the songs that you like, I would like to resonate with your profound connection with and enduring love for your 100 songs by introducing you to my musical compositions entitled “Till Eternity” at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/till-eternity/

    Many years ago, I did put on some musical performances involving computer animations, recitals, singing and/or dancing. One of the pieces used was loosely based on this song.

    Remember to view the post on a large screen of a desktop or laptop computer, since many of my multimedia posts and my blog could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

    Furthermore, since my intricate blog contains advanced styling and multimedia components plus animations, it is advisable to avoid using the WordPress Reader, which cannot show many of the advanced features in my posts and pages. Instead, read the posts and pages directly in my blog so that you will be able to savour and relish all of the refined and glorious details.

    May you enjoy my music to your heart’s content, as I have yours!

    Thank you for visiting and liking my post entitled “🌌🚀 One Day We’ll Fly Away ✈️💫✨”. I hope that you will revisit the post and leave a comment there regarding my two poems, as I am very curious about what you make of them.

    Wishing you a very Happy August!

    Yours sincerely,
    SoundEagle

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great comment. I definitely love “So Close” as well. It gives me hope that maybe one day it could be me that is so close to finding a happy ending. ❤ I love music and am in awe of those who can create it and write the lyrics that inspire us. I look forward to visiting more of your posts. Happy August to you as well!! 😊

      • Dear Beth,

        Still listening to your music here…. It will take me a while, perhaps several days, to get through them.

        I forgot to mention to you that I am going to set the two poems/lyrics featured in my post entitled “🌌🚀 One Day We’ll Fly Away ✈️💫✨” to music when I have time. There will be two videos in which the stanzas or lyrics of the two poems/songs will be synchronized to their respective lyrics and music.

        I have already completed a musical video featured in my most animation-intensive post presented to you as a courtesy of my dramatic attempt to bring the Full Moon alive, so to speak, in the form of Music Animation with Dynamic Visualization presented in high definition and imbued with a scintillating full moon surrounded by eye-catching astronomical phenomena and stellar activities!

        The post has been recently expanded to contain twelve poetic stanzas constituting my rhyming poem entitled “If My Name Were Moon Tonight…“.

        Please enjoy to your heart’s content the mixed-media offering of “If My Name Were Moon Tonight…” and its beautifully rendered Music Animation with Dynamic Visualization on the big high-resolution screen of your desktop or laptop computer. Switch the video playback to full-screen mode. The animation starts calmly and will gradually climax.

        There is also the opportunity to savour my own rendition of “Clair de Lune” recorded on the organ.

        The direct link to the post is https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2020/10/10/if-my-name-were-moon-tonight-with-clair-de-lune/

        I am very curious about what you think and look forward to receiving your feedback there.

        Once again, thank you very much for your great effort in choosing your special compilation of the 100 songs. You have obviously indulged yourself with a great deal of your beloved music via the command “Alexa, play Current Favourites on Spotify.”

        May you find the rest of 2021 very much to your liking and highly conducive to your writing, reading, thinking and composing whatever posts and poems that take your intellectual fancy or show off your imaginative flight through photography or prose, with or without the power and allure of the animated Moon, which you are about to experience in my said post!

        Yours sincerely,
        SoundEagle

      • Dear Beth,

        Hello! I am going to ask my best friend to listen to your songs within the hour, at the very least song number 26.

        By the way, Song 28, “Who Loves You” by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, is rather catchy and somewhat funky, though a little too repetitive for my taste.

        It is clear that music is your language, as you start your post as follows:

        They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. That may or may not be true. I’m not sure what the way to every woman’s heart is, but for me, talk to me about music!

        Well, one of my best posts to talk to you about music is the one entitled “🦅 SoundEagle in SoundCloud: Art, Music and Compositions about New Sensations, Love, Life, Country, Nature, Dreaming, Meditation and Spirituality 🏞🎼🎶“, which is published at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/soundeagle-in-soundcloud-art-music-and-compositions-about-new-sensations-love-life-country-nature-dreaming-meditation-and-spirituality/#top

        Yours sincerely,
        SoundEagle

      • Dear Beth,

        I have submitted another long comment to you just a few minutes ago. That comment disappeared and probably was misidentified as a spam.

        You can resurrect the comment at https://picturingpositive.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php?comment_status=spam

        The comment needs to be unspammed and also requires your approval before it will show up properly.

        Yours sincerely,
        SoundEagle

  6. My musical gift to you: “This Island Earth”

    Yours sincerely,
    SoundEagle

  7. Another even better version of “This Island Earth”

    Yours sincerely,
    SoundEagle

  8. usfman says:

    I utilize my customized Spotify playlists as an integral component for those long road trips we take. These bands define the “feel” of these journeys. ( The Chicks, Tom Petty, Level 42, Bruce Hornsby, Toto).

    • Beth W. says:

      That is awesome! I think music can add so much to the journey! It makes the time pass quickly when you have your own concert of your favorite artists along for the ride!! 🙂

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