People often ask me what kind of music I listen to as I paint. I guess that's no surprise, art and music do go hand in hand. Well, the answer is, it, like pretty much anything in my life, depends on my mood. It could be country, or hard rock, or 70's and 80's pop. Heck, it could be classical music. That being said, one thing is certain, you'll never hear the new music that young people listen to now anywhere near my studio. I guess I may have become an old fuddy duddy because I just don't really understand or care for the new stuff. As I type this, I can almost hear it coming out of my mouth in a cranky old man voice as I shake my cane for emphasis.
While I have varied taste, I do tend to become stuck on certain songs for quite a long period of time and play them over and over until Misty is ready to strangle me. I think it's an Aspie trait and therefore I can't help it, so she should let me play them as many times as I want, right? Yeah, that's what I'm going with. Recently, the following songs can be heard quite often around the studio:
1. Waiting for a Star to Fall (Boy Meets Girl): I love this song from 1988. I'm not going to lie, I've been known to get a tear or two in my eyes hearing it. Must be the allergies ;) FYI, even though she loves all things 80's, Misty "may" have repeatedly mentioned that she's really tired of hearing this.
2. Demis Roussis Greatest Hits: This late singer from Greece had pipes! 'Nuff said.
3. You Won't Ever Be Lonely (Andy Griggs): It's just a nice song and I'm a romantic at heart, what can I say?
And finally, when I'm in a more lively or "pumped up" sort of mood, there's always good old fashioned heavy metal. Enter Black Sabbath!