Being a teen in the early '90s means I'm a rock chick with an indie slant. I do love the '60s too and The Beatles will always be my favourite band. Though as I've gotten older, I can pretty much listen to anything without the music snobbery I used to have. Essentially, though, I'm a rock girl. Dance, R&B, rap - they all have their place, just not in my iPod.
Despite this I do have a few skeletons in my musical cupboard. I'm going to just come out and say it. I love Justin Timberlake. As an actor? Not-so-much. As a musical genius? Why, yes, yes I do. It flies in the face of all my musical loves, but for some reason I love him. I even went to his concert a few years back, it was rad. When people I know in real life discover this, they are often perplexed. JT and I aren't a natural match. In fact, I recently said to Skip when we were watching Friends With Benefits, I mean The Social Network: "When is JT going to give up this acting caper and get back to making music?"
Skip and I spend often spend a Friday or a Saturday night listening to music. A few months back we would lose ourselves for hours watching cheesy music videos on Foxtel. More recently we discovered digital radio and we'd be listening to stations across the globe cheering when we found all-Beatle or all-AC/DC radio stations (Skip, not me). In the past few weeks Spotify has rocked our world. OMG! I'm obsessed with Spotify. (If you haven't discovered it yet, I urge you check it out). You can stream pretty much any music you can think of to your computer. AH-mazing.
The thing with Spotify is that it's linked to your Facebook account. So say you do enjoy listening to a little JT but you don't want the world to know about it, well what you listen to can come up on your feed. So while your friends are all listening to cool new music, JT can suddenly pop up and tarnish your image.
So, if you're a Facebook friend and you do see me listening to JT, don't judge. Maybe listen to a little yourself. You never know, you just might like it.
What musical skeletons are in your cupboard? What do you secretly love that would shock the people who know you? C'mon, share, we can't be uber cool all the time. Also, how do you stop Spotify showing what you're listening to?