For some having a soundtrack through life is essential. For instance, my generation saw the end of the 80's and grew up in the mix that was the 90's. Rap, Rock, Grunge, Pop, and boy-bands. Depending on where you came from the soundtrack for your life reflected a certain taste.
Growing up in my Mom's house I was accustomed to hearing a jazz show at 6pm on Sunday nights. Usually it started with a jazzy train locomotive sound. I am sure if I were to hear that song at some point in my life, now, I would instantly get a nostalgic feeling for my Mom's pinto bean tacos. (Delicious!!)
To put us in the jazzy mood:
But as we grow and move around in this world, so does the music we listen to. Moving to California I went away from my grunge tendencies and leaned towards folk and indie music.
I am certain that everyone can recall a time in their life where a particular band or song, was the center of their life.
That is why I am going to plug in this book that was recently showcased on the NPR podcast All Songs Considered.
The book is titled: 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die: A Listener's Life List
And I haven't really read the book, but I can tell it possesses a lot of information. Music has been around for a long time, whether it has been a folk song in a village or a piano concert in a hall somewhere.
As an expat I painfully feel like I am disconnected from the music scene I left behind in San Francisco. Although I didn't really participate much in going to gigs, I did listen and follow up on it through radio or from my brother. In general, living out here I mostly hear pop songs beating their way out of the shops. And it is usually the same songs over and over. I think I may buy a radio so to have more of a Korean selection.
Also, I think it would be great to get into the indie bands out here... I am sure it is there... I just haven't found it yet. In the meantime, I am doing a lot of downloading of music from this book's selection.