QUESTION OF THE MONTH, hosted by Michael G. D’Agostino was a monthly blogfest published on the first Monday. Michael’s directive:
“Your readers would like to know a little more about you. Show them who you are by taking part in the Question of the Month bloghop.”
It was discontinued after 2016.
A musical query:
“Which kind of music best speaks to you?”
Musical bliss; a subject I could ramble on about forever!
It’s a fervent obsession spanning six decades,
but I’ll try to restrain myself.
Have you ever heard a song that gave you chills? A song that brought you to the brink of tears because you loved it so much? A song you could play over and over again without ever getting tired of it? A song that made your world stand still and nothing else mattered?
This is the type of music that speaks to me the loudest. Complex, dramatic music that triggers intense emotions. Music that makes me want to “crank it up” and “put the pedal to the metal”. Mellifluous voices, killer guitar riffs, all of that! Music is my drug of choice, a natural high. “Rock ’til you drop” and you’ll never get old!
Two chill-inducing favourites:
These are both covers that arguably surpass the originals.
Most Frequent: Blues, Blues Rock, Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Glam Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal (except “Death”; keep it melodic, please!), Instrumental Rock, Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Southern Rock, World Music
Less Often: Alt Rock, Arena Rock, Boogie Woogie, British Invasion, Classical, Country Rock, Funk, Garage Rock, Indie Rock, Jazz Standards, Motown, Rock and Roll, Rythm and Blues, Smooth Jazz, Soft Rock, Surf Guitar
Rarely: Bluegrass, Country, Doo Wop, Grunge Rock, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, Rockabilly
No Thanks! (occasional exceptions apply): Anything that is sung in a “girly” voice or falsetto (Neil Young always excepted. His music transcends the vocals.), Bubblegum, Dance, Disco, Hip Hop, House, Gangsta Rap, Synthpop, Technopop, Trance
I fell in love with this song the instant I heard it, way back in 1967.
It remains my overall favourite:
When I’m listening to music,
NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!
What’s your musical bliss?
Looking forward to your comments!
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Dog Mom and former Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as The Doglady. Writer, photographer, podcaster, online retailer, website owner, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal hippie/rockchick. Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!