I like virtually all types of music
and lots of it: classical (favorite composer: Mussourgsky), the
No-Depression genre, noodly new age, classic country-western, alt-country,
blues, big band, polka, and silly noisy stuff like Rob Zombie. I
even have an internet radio station I fiddle around with from time-to-time!
One of my guiltiest pleasures is new age music; I *love* some of
it immensely. Ray Lynch's "Tiny Geometries" is fantastic,
as is pretty much every Hearts of Space program. The background
music of my life is on XM's "Audio Visions" station.
Part of the reason why I love new age music is that I can't concentrate
or work with most kinds of music; it is just too much noise and
stimulation, and a huge distraction. When I do listen to music while
I work, it's usually new age, one of the Twin Peaks soundtracks,
or secret agent/Hawaii Five-O sounding music (The Ventures, etc.).
Something with long tones that travel smoothly or reverberate. Round
sounds, not choppy ones.
FYI: Justin Timberlake is NOT sexy, nor is his music sexy. John
Goodman has brought more sexy than Justin Timberlake could ever
dream of. Elvis Costello is sexier than Justin Timberlake. Even
Gwen Stefani's Harajuku girls are sexier than Justin Timberlake.
This modern inability to properly select appropriate sex symbols
is truly disturbing. How did we go from Elvis to Justin Timberlake?
By the way, I don't think Orlando Bloom is sexy either. SEX IS WAY
FATTER THAN EITHER OF THOSE GUYS!