Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Different Stroke for Different Folks

One of the things that Matt and I don’t have in common is music. While we both love it, our preferences are about as different as night and day. He refers to my music as “pop country nonsense” and I call his “depressing indie crap." He heads for the hills when Kenny Chesney or the Dixie Chicks come on and I literally burst into tears when he made me listen to Arcade Fire (I had had a few glasses of wine). When we first started dating we used to bicker some over whose music sucked more, but what we came to agree on is that it doesn’t matter how original or poetic your music is, if it makes you feel good, then that is the only thing that is important. And luckily Matt and I have found some common musical ground with Spoon, Nina Simone and The Beatles.

Thinking of a Song of the Day everyday is surprisingly tough. I love to ask people what songs pick them up and turn their frowns upside down (how bad do you want to punch me for saying that?). I’ve gotten all sorts of suggestions, some that even would make me burst into tears if I had a few glasses of wine. But that is one of the great things about music, isn’t it? It can mean so many different things to people. Maybe the lyrics really speak to you or maybe the song brings back a really great memory. So keep ‘em coming! What song would you like to hear for the Song of the Day?

Song of the Day
Today's song was a suggestion from one of the best Song of the Day contributors. Please enjoy The Shins' Australia.

1 comment:

  1. I feel like I just won an Academy Award. Thanks for playing all of my favorites!


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