I’m easing my way back…  For quite awhile I’ve really shied away from listening to tunes while I work, don’t really know why.  One thing I do know is that I’ve been really turned off by the quality and variety of music available in the last decade.  I’m not a fan of the current trend of pop music for sure, and I’ve not really spent enough time to dig into other genres of available music, so I’ve really not found anything new for a long time.

The last week or so as I’ve worked on some of my personal projects, I’ve been listening to the archive of music I do have.  After all, being a true geek I’ve got everything I’ve ever owned ripped into lossless WMA (a Microsoft geek no less) 🙂 and set up to stream through the Internet via Orb.  Its been a nice walk down nostalgia lane – all my favorites!

What I need is to find some new sources, and my initial question is – is that possible?  I mean, I’ve not heard anything really good on the radio, I haven’t talked with friends about music much – or coworkers either.  Mainly, I just feel out of touch on the subject – growing up in the late 70’s and 80’s that is where my music tastes were formed.

Artists like Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, Journey, Springsteen, Boston, U2, Rush, Aerosmith, Duran Duran, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Allman Brothers, Cinderella, Dire Straits, The Eagles, Tom Petty, Foreigner, Guns ‘N Roses, Motley Crue, ZZ Top, Poison, The Police, Men At Work, The Wallflowers, The Beatles, Tesla, Damn Yankees have really formed my preferences.

At any rate, I’ve been cueing up the tunes while I write posts and design sites.  Not sure if its distracting or if its helping me focus.  I’m enjoying it though.  So what am I listening to at the moment?  Journey’s “Any Way You Want It” just started… Ah…  Many memories from this one – too cool.  Suggestions?

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