Friday, September 23, 2011

IPod Shuffle: 30 Day Challenge - Day 11

Put my IPod on Shuffle and Write the First 10 Songs

This is the easiest prompt in the challenge so far, but I'll need to offer up some sort of explanation.

I do not have an IPod or any songs downloaded on a computer or phone.  I do listen to the radio when I'm driving around town, but the radio is just background music.  People usually ask me why I don't listen to music when they find out.

There's probably some name for what I am going to explain, but I call it musically challenged.  If you heard me sing (I sing hymns at church) you might have a better idea of where I am going.  Tunes don't mean anything to me, whether I am singing, or someone else is singing.  If the music is too loud, too bassy, or too many instruments, or some other combination then I cannot hear/understand the words.  What's a song without the lyrics anyway?  For the songs that I do understand the lyric, I will have to listen to it at least 300 times before I even remember I heard it.  

People talk about bands, or singers, and I am like, "What is that?"  Heaven knows I have probably heard it on the radio, but I don't remember the song.  I can tell you that I really appreciated "No doubt" in the 90s and some "Meatloaf" songs.  Whoever sang "Meet Virginia" was my hero because I remembered that one pretty fast.  "Summer of 69" and that song about the moon, stars, etc that people used for wedding receptions by "All 4 One" was great.  "Cotton Eyed Joe" is a song I knew the beat to and could do the dance!

Isn't it sad that music doesn't mean too much to me?  Maybe this is the reason I have never been to a concert.  The strange thing is, I want to go... but now I cannot find anyone that wants to go with me.

Do you know of anyone else that is musically challenged?  Am I the only person in the world that doesn't really listen to music too often?

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