When I blog I tend to zone out and just write. But as I do this, I always have some sort of background music playing. Usually it’s internet radio stations playing the top 40 tunes. But lately I’ve been resorting to downloading free music again.
Mainly free oldies music is what I tend to get. You can download it as an ipad app or for your android phones. I mean, I’ve always been told I’ve been raised in the wrong decade. I listen to the same type of music as the Baby Boomers would. For instance, I’m a huge fan of Ella Fitzgerald, Louie Armstrong and that sort of genre.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t only listen to oldies. On Friday afternoon at work I had the Foo Fighters blasting in my office, and a few people walked in and were looking at me a little strange (because the Foo tend to scream a little in their chorus’ lol). Music has a huge impact on me. Foo Fighters brings me back to the days where I spent all my teenage years hanging out at the climbing gym. The oldies music from the 40’s and 50’s brings me back to painting with my acrylics in my bedroom in Newfoundland.
What kind of music do you listen to on a regular basis? Where do you go to get your music?
I love oldies too :) More soul than jazz, though, although I do like jazz, especially Ella Fitzgerald. I’m more Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen, Seal, Sade… soul. I like dirty beats too, funky house, electronic based beats. Also a big fan of ska, reggae, rock, and hiphop.
I use soundcloud, lastfm, tumblr (a shared private group), and my BF for recommendations.