The lovely Curious Professor described the following on her blog: "For August's Homework Assignment, you are tasked to show us how songs or music inspire your dress, mood, art, writing, etc. Make that correlation between the song and the product of your inspiration; or, tell us what kind of music you listen to before you go out for the evening, or before work or school, or while you are relaxing at home. Remember, your post doesn't need to be fashion related. Get inspired! Think outside the box! HAVE FUN!!!"
I have a pretty schizophrenic taste in music. I listen to anything between EBM/darkwave (yes, I like oontz oontz music!) early 80s goth, industrial, classical and musicals. I also throw a lot of classic rock in the mix as well. If I want soothing music, the likes of Nox Arcana, The Cure, Loreena Mckennitt and Delirium are usually my go-to list!
At work, I keep things pretty tame as described in this post here.
When my son was very little, Loreena Mckennitt used to put him to sleep. He had colic and her voice would be soothing to him and he would fall asleep much easier. In fact, I got him sleeping the night by the time he was three months old thanks to this woman. I used to tell him that I was going to play "the nice lady" for him and would rock him to sleep. I would keep the music on until the songs ran out on the playlist. I accidentally uploaded the track "Bonny Podmore" twice on that playlist and usually by the second rendition, he would be sound asleep! Today, I often listen to her music while I am baking or cooking. It makes my food taste better!
Usually, I listen to anything that comes up on my playlist but lately, we seem to have started a new tradition. Whenever I would drive my son to or from daycare, we would listen to "the scary song".
He really means the second track "Oh My Goth" from Voltaire's new Album "Raised By Bats". I think he calls it the scary song because of the theramin in the background.
After a particularly bad day at work, I would listen to Voltaire's Bitrektual album. It helps get out my inner geek and some of the tracks are really frigging funny. It puts me in a better mood to come home to my second job (cooking, cleaning, taking care of a 3 year old who missed me all day).
Because I am a Whovian!
|Time does fly. Look at those chunky legs!|
The only time I am really picky and need to have a playlist is when I am working out at the gym and even at that, Rammstein does it for me!Doesn't need to be a specific song or an album.