What's on Your iPod?

Back in the day I used to go to concerts and buy cds and listen to music, a lot. At some point, um ... in the last 9 years my time to enjoy music got lost. I think if I search closely between my television and Radio Disney I might find something other than Hannah Montana.

Recently? Um....we went to see THE Concert (Drake Bell, Corbin Bleu, Aly &AJ). Actually it was pretty damn good. And taking my kids to their first concert was so much fun! Corbin is still obviously very under the Disney umbrella, Aly & AJ are starting to get their own sound finally, and Drake sounds like he was born in the wrong decade, the boy should've been a Beatle. I took the girls because I really like Drake's music. (this would also be why we didn't see Hannah Montana, I could not handle an entire concert of her! AAHHHHH!) Plus, Drake, he's adorable! So what if he happens to be a teeny bopper heart throb? He's old enough to leagally drink a beer with, so it's all good. Oh and Corbin, he IS too young, but he can dance! Whew, he was fun to watch.

But there is not much music I don't enjoy and when dinosaurs roamed the earth and concert tickets cost less than my car payment I saw a huge variety of groups from the hair bands like Def Leppard, to James Taylor. From MC Hammer, to Gainesville local start ups Sister Hazel and Aleka's Attic. I've even seen all the Eagles, just not together. Anyway, you get the idea.

My best concert experience by far was Jimmy Buffett, front row center! That was back when one slept outside on cement for tickets, no damn lottery system, just huge payoff of great tickets for the effort. And Parrot Heads, we know how to have a good time!

Of course the concert to top all others would have to be U2. Because Bono, well, he is just one step below God in my book.
Pardon me a moment while I rub it in one more time to Drama. I've seen them 3 times! Na, Na, Na, Na, Na!

Now they ARE on my ipod. And I'm kicking myself wishing I'd let my hubby buy me the incredibly expensive U2 special edition iPod when it was out.

Back to the subject. What was it again? Oh yeah, what first got me thinking about the lack of music around here is watching American Idol with my daughter. When it also hit me, it's time to start letting her listen to something other than Radio Disney. Not that there's anything wrong with the teeny-bop music. But Breanna hasn't really been much of a music lover. So maybe the pop scene just isn't her thing. Because I was intrigued by her reaction to the music the contestants were singing. She really liked these songs she'd really never heard before. Hmm, who knew?

Back a few months ago we were watching (okay channel surfing) the Grammys. When seeing a tribute to the Beatles I was perplexed to come up with a band equal to the Beatles or the Stones. This posed the question to family and friends of our generation who are the great bands of our time? Ones who today could still fill a stadium? My only thought at first was U2. Since then I've added the Police and I hear Bon Jovi is still selling out.

So I've been thinking, where is this varied musical taste NOW? Especially in my new car with cd player. Seems I am always driving during the commercial hour of radio, can't find a song to save myself.

Who's on your iPod? Any new music you like? Who's concert is worth the price of admission these days? I need to listen to something new and broaden my horizons.


I have yet to finish reading this blog but I am finding it necessary to say this.......BITCH!!!!!!!!!!

April 18, 2008 at 2:01 PM  

All I am gonna say is Little Drama can sing the chorus to Bleed It Out by Linkin Park...I know it's wrong....but it is kind of funny to watch...my rocker girl!!!

April 18, 2008 at 2:04 PM  

darn...forgot to tell you about my favorite concert. Yep, I saw POISON. This way before Bret Michaels and his love life became so strangely addictive.

April 18, 2008 at 2:18 PM  

The sprog has been going to concerts since he was in utero. He likes rap (GAG-because it's not even good old school rap) and rock n roll. Guitar Hero III has proved to him that I have good taste in music. :)

Tuesday I am going to see Cat Power if my friend doesn't flake out on me. I will be SEVERELY bummed if I miss this show because she's pulling one of her patented disappearing acts right now.

I also love Rocco Deluca and The Burden, John Butler Trio, The Gutter Twins and a ton of others. I am a HUGE music person. The Gutter Twins are on my myspace profile right now. If you go through my friend's list there are a bunch of cool bands to check out.

April 18, 2008 at 2:34 PM  

The first concert I ever went to was U2! It was The Unforgettable Fire Tour (1985)... I'm an OLD lady!

Maybe not the "best", but the most "eventful" concert was Heart in the 80's. Won't go into details, but let's just say it involved an ambulance ride to the ER for my Best friend.

The last concert I went to was in January in Vegas. Hannah Montanna/Miley Cyrus and Aly & AJ. I was expecting to be bored out of my mind, but LOVED it. It was so much fun.

April 18, 2008 at 3:17 PM  

Hi, my name is Jenn and I don't have an iPod. The shame. I'm a hopeless NPR addict, so I just listen to the music on the other people in my house's iPods.

April 18, 2008 at 4:03 PM  

Sorry Drama, but you know I had to mention it.
Star, you saw Poison? I am jealous, I loved me some Bret Michaels! Still do in a train wreck sort of way. Every Rose Has it's Thorn...
Raven I want to be as cool as you!In that quest I am going to go check out some of your myspace bands. Thanks!
Lana, being old isn't all bad if means you got to see U2 in the 80's is it?! Oh and no ambulances for us, but I did spend the majority of a Buffett concert in Miami in the security office with a friend who fell on her drunken ass then refused to sign the waiver saying it wasn't their fault. FUN days!
Jenn, you crack me up! Hey you have teens, tell me what's on their iPods!

April 18, 2008 at 11:00 PM  

My ipod has TONS of BonJovi. I definitely agree that they still have it going on. So much that I couldn't get tickets this time. boo! I listen to pretty much anything except kidzbop because I think it is creepy. I like Drake even though I could be his mom. :)

April 19, 2008 at 1:27 AM  

My iPod has everything on it. Seriously... from Alan Parson's Project to Tupac to Ella Fitzgerald to Bon Jovi. It's all there.

When I was in Gainesville Less Than Jake was starting up. (I was so cool back then, one of their members held my tongue when I got it pierced... I am so NOT cool anymore.) I went to many many many of their shows. Recently I was cool enough to make it to a Three Days Grace show because a friend of mine dragged me there.

April 23, 2008 at 8:35 AM  

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