You know you have them…certain songs that you only listen to alone when no one is around, because you think people will song shame you. Maybe you dance around your bedroom, cry in a corner or sing at the top of your lungs in the car with the windows up, everyone has them, you’re not alone. Not me though, my musical tastes are out there for the world to see, and I don’t care who knows it, LOL!
This topic came to me the other day because of a conversation in the car with Neil. We were talking about The Beatles and if John Lennon had lived would his music have changed with the times like Paul McCartney’s did. I said yes, he wasn’t so sure. Anyway, it reminded me of Paul’s duet with Michael Jackson “Say, Say, Say”. So, I immediately went home to watch the video on You Tube, which sent me down the McCartney rabbit hole. He made a movie in 1984 called “Give My Regards to Broad Street”…it’s a bad movie, it really is, but I love it. I actually found it that day on You Tube and watched it laughing at how bad it still is and still loving it all the same. But not everyone is like me.
If you were to look at my library on Napster, you would find thousands of songs that if you hit shuffle and play would make absolutely no sense and you would laugh at my choices. Yesterday, I did that just to see what came up. The first five artists on my hit parade were: The Cure, Barbra Streisand, the soundtrack to Godspell, Green Day and Shaun Cassidy. Quite the mix, I know, and some of you are currently laughing at my choices…that’s o.k. Further on in my musical day I heard songs like “Harper Valley, PTA” by Jeannie C. Reilly, “Keep On” by The Brady Bunch (yeah, I said it) and one of my all-time favorites…”Seasons in the Sun” by Terry Jacks. Not everyone’s first or last choices when they think of music, but there they are on Tracie’s wall of sound, waiting to be played and sung along to with no shame.
So, now I have to ask…what are you listening to that you don’t want people to know? Are you a secret fan of The Spice Girls? Are you normally a mellow person who listens to hard core punk? A man in his 50’s listening to the boy bands of the 90’s? Are you the only one of your friends who listens to country? Are you the shy quiet girl listening to gangsta rap? It’s o.k. you know…don’t hide your music anymore. If your friends and family laugh at your choices, who cares…just remember…they are probably hiding the fact they love disco from you.
I say play the music you love and don’t be ashamed anymore. Be like me…Hello, my name is Tracie Sulpazo and I love The Spice Girls, Bing Crosby, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Barry Manilow and you don’t like it…whatevers…not everybody can be cool like me, LOL.
***Question for the comments…Do you have a band or song you don’t want anyone to know you listen to? Why don’t you want them to know? Tell me what it is.
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