Music defines you. It tells a lot about who you are at each stage of your life. It is an influencer and depends on who is in your life. With each new friend, each relationship you walk away with a new music collection...a new genre to add to your taste. Your music tastes mature with you. If there was a point you fought a genre, it becomes to grow on you later in life. Well in my case all but country and cheesy pop.
Most of this influence came from my parents and family. We watched shows together like Donny & Marie and The Partridge Family religiously. They were my earliest idols. Ah David Cassidy...I Think I love You.
Disco Disco Fever -- Saturday Night Fever (even tho I wasn't allowed to see it)
Captain and Tonille
Sonny & Cher
70's Music (still the bomb)
Early Teens (early 80's)
Classic rock with a hint of heavy metal and some pop of the time ===even if I never cared for 80's music
Many one hit wonders of the 80's
Music then was a way of fitting in with your group of friends. Concerts were a regular (and cheap) happening. We often took tour buses to Syracuse...party buses...much booze( too much) and pot. A brief heavy metal period, but mostly classic rock that I still love to this day. Music is not the same today. I had a huge vinyl collection at one point. Then there was the obsession and infatuation...Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney and Roger Daltrey mostly. Music was a HUGE part of my growing up years.
Late Teens (late 80's)
With the change in who I hung out (David) with came a change in music taste. Rap ah the days of (now) Old School Rap. It was new. It was hot. It was a reflection of the times. Still can't be replicated. 90' came close..
Doug E. Fresh
LL Cool J
Grand master Flash
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
Kool Moe Dee
Big Daddy Kane
Nothing like the soulful classics of these coroners. I still listen to all this music on a regular basis.
And R&B and Soul and Funk (now know as Classic)
Mary J Blidge (go Mary she's still on top)
With age comes maturity. I started adding jazz, blues and classical to my taste. I always defied it due to my family in my teens but at some point you just grow up. Just trying it out .
The taste from the past evolves and continues. You add to your collection. It becomes more rounded,,,more whole. 90's Hip Hop and R&B! Reggae ahh sweet reggae ...the music I am still in love with. Never did get into Alternative, no matter how hard I tried. CD's replace vinyl!
Jay Z (still hot)
Tribe Called Quest
A leveling out...not loving the music of the times..expanding on earlier tastes. Adding new and more obscure artists. iTunesNapster/..start of the end of CD's....music is now a download....loss of the music industry. Virgin closes....as well as many other stores. Reggae is becoming a passion as well as dub. World music is introduced. Neo soul is king! Concerts start losing importance...too expensive...and too loud (oh no did I say that)a and crowded. Enjoy live venues outdoors...Central Park Summerstage/Prospect Park or small venues like Beacon or Blue Note. Best concert...LA Griffith Park (Cesaria Evora) and Cassandra Wilson at Blue Note (with smelly date). Beginning of the remix...old songs to new tunes...Verve.Motown.
Bueno Vista Social Club
Afro Cuban All Starts
Really losing touch with music of today...less listening and VERY few concerts...need to evolve and add new genres and artists. Spotify and Pandora rock...no need to buy music. Similar songs and a great user experience. New genres added to my taste include chill out lounge, ambient and down tempo.
Chill Lounge del Mar
Future of music
If I can walk away with one lesson == go out and explore. Find a new voice. A new genre. A classic song. A compilation. It is so much easier with the apps out today. Refine/define.