People ask me from time to time how I keep such a positive, happy attitude. I like to tell them that no matter how bad things get, someone else always has it much worse. I am fortunate to wake up every day with a great family, a gorgeous girlfriend, my health and a motorcycle. How could you not smile on a motorcycle?
But, I do have days where I am in a really bad mood, or even a funk and there’s one sure fire way to get me out of it – Music. All I have to do is grab the iPod and pick something out and start listening. Certain music will instantly put a smile on my face. It really depends on what type of mood I am in to determine which type of music I need to perk me up.
I like to listen to a lot of different types of music, so I have a ton of music in my iPod Photo I bought in 2004 or 2005. I still have the old school iPod. It’s huge, but it still works like new. About an inch thick, and 60GB worth of space on it. I put about 4,000 songs on it, so I am not very limited in genres. I am not a fan of country though. I hear it’s getting a little more pop-like, but it’s just not my bag, baby.
So, as I was sitting here trying to figure out what to do my blog on, I went looking for some old CDs with old pictures stored on them. I found an old 50 CD spindle crammed with a ton of CDs that was stored in a tote in the basement. I was hoping it had the pictures I was looking for on a CD in it, but it didn’t. There were a ton of burned music CDs and a few actual music CDs in there. Jackpot!
I think that everyone has that ‘era’ of music that they love. Well, maybe just old farts. I am very partial to 90s hip-hop. It’s my guilty pleasure. I grew up in Virginia and it was the most popular among the people I grew up with. I think it was a great time for the genre. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge rock and metal lover, too. I love old school Metallica (pre-St. Anger) and Rage Against the Machine is one of my favorite bands. And, much to Kevin Marshall’s chagrin, I love Nickelback. I’ve seen them in concert three times and they put on an amazing show.
Now, it’s your turn. Tell me what can put a smile on your face when you’re in a funk. Music? Friends? Shopping? Alcohol? Do you have a musical ‘era’? What type of music do you like?
See ya soon!