I’m Sorry.

If I don’t start forcing myself to make time to write something here, I’m going to have to start every post with an apology. I’m like a sitcom husband who has to apologize before he says anything else.

Anyway, I was thinking the other day about the diversity in the collection of music I keep available to listen to at all times. I’m very spontaneous with my music choices, so I’m one of those people who prefers to keep every song I own handy so I can choose on the fly. I have a relatively full, 80GB iPod.  The range of music on there astounds me sometimes.

I don’t own every album by every artist I like, but it’s sometimes interesting to put the device on shuffle and see what comes out.  IT can jump from John  Lee Hooker’s version of “Boom Boom Boom” to Jimmy Buffet’s “Last Mango in Paris” to O.A.R’s “Shatter” to Notorious B.I.G’s “Going Back to Cali” back to Johnny Cash’s “Hey Porter.”  I’m about to turn 26.

You’d think my music player would be filled with Top 40 songs and hits from when I was growing up for nostalgia purposes. Instead it looks like I share my music player with 500 people and they all get to pick a an album or two and some singles. It’s just weird.

I take a lot of musical suggestions from the other Gent writing here.  If he recommends something I know it will at least be worth giving a listen to because we share a similar taste.  At least until I get distracted by some reggae or something.

I guess there really isn’t a point to sharing that my musical tastes are so all over the map, but it got me wondering; Do other people have such all over the map taste? Do other people routinely listen to BritPop one day and folk rock the next? or Psychadelic Rock then move on to Old School Blues? Or am I the only one?

Leave me a comment and let me know.  Maybe I am the only one.