Great question. Willie Nelson would switch off with Duke Ellington.
The Benny Hill theme, I think ...
That's hard - I'd need a dozen different ones depending on the day and time.Jeff M.
Ha, Paul!I was tempted to pick the music from REALLY ROSIE, in particular but I realized that described my life as a mother and not a person.
I would aspire to at least Pete Rugolo, but in reality it's entirely too often as scored by the Blue Man Group on an off night. Maybe John Zorn playing John Cage when I'm lucky. BeeGees/Leo Sayer whining when I'm not.
Motorhead, for better or worse!Maybe a few songs by Leonard Cohen
Carly Simon with a little Cindi Lauper tossed in for good measure.
Now, Leonard Cohen makes me pause. He would pretty much encompass my life. Staying Alive seems apropos right now.
I'd like it to be Van Halen but more likely Black Sabbath.
To this day, it's still The Lads (John, Paul, George and Ringo).
For 9 years I was a bartender in Harvard Sq. at a place that let me play anything. When the place was slow I played late 60s soul and hard bop. When it was busy I played 70s funk itch an emphasis on James Brown and Parliament. Great fun for work music.
Bernstein, or perhaps Andre Previn.
Although I love classical music, I did not grow up on it. I grew up on music coming out of my little pink radio, which has as much static as music, in the late sixties, and that music is still in my head. The Beatles would be part of the track. And Motown, of course. But Carole King feels best overall.
This would be hard because it depends on my mood. But, a lot of it would be western movie music. Maybe the themes from THE MAGNIFICENT 7, THE GOOD BAD AND THE UGLY, THE ROAD TO EL DIABLO, etc.
I'll go with REM for now. Enough albums with enough variety and not all of it great, but mostly good
Now that was a group I heard every day when my kids were in high school. I may be more familiar with them than Carole King.
Adolescence: Joni MitchellLate Teens/Early Adulthood: DiscoMid-Twenties to Mid-Thirties: New Wave of the 1980s (Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Echo & the Bunnymen, U2, XTC, etc.).Since then: Smooth Jazz and the kind of stuff where they put a backbeat to pygmy lullabyes and Korean monk chants.
Spike Jones. No, seriously, the Beatles. A bit of Beach Boys, too.The Benny Hill theme was Yakkity Sax (or however it's spelled). I think it was recorded by Boots Randolph.
Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits, Volume II because it has “Watching the River Flow” and “You Ain’t Going Nowhere” on it.=========================== Detectives Beyond Borders"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home" http://detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com.
I've actually thought about this quite a bit from time to time and if I had background music it would have to be soft jazz because I would most definitely have a voice over going as well and those two seem to pair well together.
Funny, that. Maybe some John and Alice Coltrane would work.
Something with a lot of horns and improvised piano. Recently I heard "Can't Hardly Wait" by the Replacmenets and listened to it over and over for most of the day. That kind of 80s sound fits me to a tee. Also "You Get What You Give" by the New Radicals has been a theme song for me ever since I first heard it back in the late 90s. The mix of infectious upbeat music (with a real melody!) and the ironic/optimistic lyrics are perfect.
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