I remember growing up listening to my grandpa sing. We would always be in the front row at his concerts in Tulsa and I would just sit there in awe of him singing and acting on stage. My dad had (still has) an incredible record collection that I remember listening to all the time too. Every weekend we would have music playing throughout our house and that would always make me so happy. I would even go to sleep every night listening to the radio playing softly on the other side of my room.
I’m a fan of most genres of music, but I especially love 60s classic rock and discovering new indie artists. I get on kicks every few months in terms of what I want to listen to. It’s similar to fashion in that I’ll choose a genre or artist based on how I’m feeling that day. Although sometimes I’ll get on kicks every few months where I’ll listen to an artist’s entire catalogue nonstop. I just came out of a Frank Sinatra phase that lasted a good six weeks. When we were in Marfa, that’s about all we heard playing around town, so I had to keep the momentum.
With all of that said, I love music (who doesn’t?) and I thought it would be cool to share what I’m listening to this month. October has been a month of rediscovering old favorites and finding a few new ones along the way.
1. Grandaddy – Now It’s On
This song takes me back to freshman year of college, driving around town in my baby blue convertible with the top down. The weather was cooler and the leaves were falling along the streets. I had just broken up with a boyfriend of several (on and off) years for good. I was settling into my brand new apartment and loving every moment of my newfound freedom. I even remember going up to a boy at a party (a boy I had a major crush on for a long time) and kissed him for the heck of it right then and there. He even asked me on a date afterwards, to which I politely declined. I didn’t need another man tying me down! I was an independent woman and I was very happy about it. I was living my best life. So whenever the seasons change and there is a nip in the air, I always play this song over and over again, and I revel in that carefree time of life.
2. The Glitch Mob – Between Two Points
3. The Dead South – In Hell I’ll Be in Good Company
4. MISSIO – Middle Fingers
I don’t know why I love this song so much. I think it’s a good song for when you just can’t. You know what I mean? Maybe you had a bad day at work or you just broke up with a boyfriend. This song will help you get through it. Just please don’t actually put your middle fingers up in the air in public or in photos. Full disclosure: I hadn’t seen this music video until I added it here and it’s overflowing with millennials. (I can say that because technically I’m considered a millennial.)
5. Anderson Paak – Come Down
I heard this on a commercial during Monday Night Football last night. I immediately googled the lyrics and found it. It’s very 70s and I’m all about that. Makes me wanna dance!