Recently, Bryan Adams gave a concert in a town not far from Toronto. The radio stations have been playing his songs all the time lately, sometimes two an hour. With that, I traveled down memory lane to my high school days when he was up and coming and very popular (here in Canada).
Cuts like a Knife
Summer of ’69
Run to You
One Night Love Affair
I created a playlist in Spotify so I can listen to him at will (or until I’ve had enough.) 🙂
Did you know Brian Adams is vegan? And almost 60? And still performing in concerts?
The stamina he must have… lol
I think that’s impressive.
But he’s not the only playlist I have going.
For writing, I either listen to nothing (absolute silence, which is tricky in this house), or classical/instrumental music will do. Playing softly, not at full blast (so no Beethoven). 🎶 🎵 🎶
U2 has some decent instrumental music that suits my writing, and, surprisingly, Axl Rose’s November Rain is kind of easy to listen to in instrumental version.
(Yes I know I’m a little weird…) 😉
A few weeks ago, when I was into researching tattoos I was into the glam medal/rock n’ roll. I listened to Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, some Queen…
One thing I am not really familiar with is contemporary pop, the stuff the kids listen to these days. Ask me if I’ve ever listened (on purpose) to Tayler Swift, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande or whoever is on the top 40 these days …(no). I just have no interest in that type of music.
My teen son hates pop of all kind. He listens to RUSH, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Foo Fighters, stuff like that.
My tween daughter has a variety of different tastes, much of it stuff she and her gal pals dance to. But because of her brother’s influence, she also likes the classic rock (and stuff her GenX parents listen to).
For example, she’s the one who introduced The Reflex by Duran Duran to her friends, or Don’t You Forget About Me (Simple Minds, from the Breakfast Club album). And, it was she who requested Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody at the Valentine’s school dance. She said most of the kids had never heard of the song, but some of the grade 8 boys and girls approached her later, and told her they were happy that she did that.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I’m going to search up some Blue Rodeo, some Dave Brubeck, and maybe some Johann Sebastian Strauss. See if I can create a new playlist.
Then, I gotta go to a rink.