chairmenmeow47 is posting live from randy's bedroom, so i'm taking these one at a time
as a kid, i fucking loved musicals. i was a musical theatre kid, so i listened to a lot of that, like les miserables, miss saigon, godspell, joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat, ect. i was also a fan of 50s/60s pop type stuff like elvis, dion and the belmonts, ect. at school, we listened to a lot of hip hop/rap, so i also had that going. i loved that "that girl is poison" song cause my name is ivy, lol.
as i hit my pre-teen days, i moved more into the beatles and classic rock. my parents had the record player in the same room as the computer, so i would listen to sgt. pepper while playing load runner on ye old macintosh 8100/80 av. i also started getting into more alternative stuff around this time. green day was a love of mein in 8th grade. fuck the haters, 1039 smoothed out slappy hours is a good album. the clueless soundtrack really stands out too.
what i remember most about 8th grade specifically is great skate (roller skating rink) allnighters. that's where i first really started appreciating a lot of the hip hop i'd been exposed to, electro, old school funk type stuff.
once i went to boarding school, i got introduced to skankin pickle, the aquabats, mephiskaphleles, the dead kennedys, sex pistols, misfits, decendents, ect. i had these two punk rockers as roommates who schooled me good. the trainspotting favourite was a favourite of mein and the first
when i got back to public school, i became quite the rude girl. my girlfriend jill started taking me to ska shows and i was hooked. i loved the skatalites, toots, slackers, kongo shock, ect. i also still listened to a lot of alternative stuff and hip hop/rap too.
my senior year is when i first started listening to edm. the dreaded hardcore started it all, but quickly i moved to jungle and dnb like r.a.w. and danny the wildchild.
after high school, i started living with a guy 5 years older than me who kindled my love of all things 80s and synth. another guy i dated after him really got me even further into it and eventually i dug more into the cure, radiohead, ect.
i guess that's where i am now. throughout all these years i've kept a love for classical piano, classic rock and old standards, taking my time to delve into artists as an opportunity presents itself. i completely admit i'm not really the type to just go seeking out tons of new music. i generally like to be referred by people or a moment or something and i go from there. i also don't illegally download unless desperate (and i have someone else do it then), so i'm not as "well listened" as i should be. but i'm really open to most any kind of music, or performance really, so long as it's passionate and entertaining.