TMI Thursday: Music Makes the People Come Together

Joining in this TMI meme, once again, started by Sean at Just a Jeep Guy (

1. How often and where do you listen to music?

In the car to and from work and any car trip longer than 15-20 minutes.
At work on my iPhone with earbuds.
At home when I’m cleaning or entertaining.
Any time I walk or exercise.

2. When was the last time you bought music in CD format?

It’s been at least 5 years, if not longer. I purchase music solely through iTunes now and all of my music is stored on my laptop – we got rid of all of our CDs.

3. Do you buy complete albums or just a song at a time? Is this different now because of iTunes?

When I bought CDs, I had to buy the whole album for one song. Now I mostly purchase one song at a time. If I discover an artist that appeals to me, I’ll buy one of their albums to sample more of their music.

4. From who do you purchase your digital music?

iTunes on my iPhone, exclusively.

5. Do you listen to satellite or internet radio? How about Podcasts?

I’ve listened to Internet radio (NPR) when my car radio had bad reception. I used to listen to The Savage Love w/Dan Savage podcast. I do not currently listen to internet radio or podcasts on any kind of regular basis.

6. What are your favorite kinds of music?

Accapella, 50,s Do-Wop, Soft Rock, Standards, Broadway Musical Soundtracks, Classical, Jazz, etc. Pretty much anything but "Heavy Metal" or Rap, but I am not very into modern Billboard hits.

7. Today’s music_____!

I rarely hear modern music, as I only listen to talk radio if I listen to the radio at all. Occasionally, someone will expose me to a current hit that I like and I’ll buy it from iTunes, but as a general rule, I stick to my existing music collection from the 40s-80’s

8. What music is you guilty pleasure?

Anything by the Muppets, School House Rock, TV theme songs, an Album by Johnny Horton, and one by the Statler Brothers. (shhhhhhh!)

9. Have you heard a song recently that reminds you of someone?

Yes. Most music I listen to evokes thoughts of people, memories or emotions in me . That’s what appeals to me about the music I listen to. If I don’t connect with it in some way, it doesn’t appeal to me.


Do you play music to set the mood?

Ideally, yes, as the right music can set or enhance the mood; but sometimes it’s hard to find the right music or to not disrupt the moment by stopping to search for the right soundtrack. I should probably put together a sensuous soundtrack for ease.

Once it’s set, what do you play to keep the action moving?

The skin flute 😉

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2 Responses to TMI Thursday: Music Makes the People Come Together

  1. Urspo says:

    I have a iphone playlist just for ‘the mood’. Jolly good fun !

  2. javabear says:

    The skin flute! You got a laugh out of me with that one.
    School House Rock is brilliant, and most of the tunes are catchy. Easy to dance to? I dunno.
    I have a Johnny Horton CD that I sometimes listen to when I’m traveling. My favorite songs are “I Got a Hole in My Pirogue” and “The Battle of New Orleans.”

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