Music

Let the dream begin
Let your darker side give in
To the power of the music that I write
The power of the music of the night

I commute to school, so I have a lot of time on trains. And like a lot of people, I listen to music while I'm sitting and waiting to arrive at my station. My radio station of choice is 106.7 LiteFM, but I'll also listen to the Long Island and Westchester lite music stations, K-Joy and WFAS, and if I'm really hard-pressed to find a song, I'll try Z100. But my tastes vary widely.

My current music obsession is Josh Groban. He's actually pretty hard to categorize. He can sing anything from Italian ballad to an American pop song. He has an amazing voice with great range, and sings with more emotion than I've ever heard. I've always loved a good male singing voice, probably because my first favorite singer was Michael Crawford, the original Phantom of the Opera. I was fortunate enough to see him perform live twice in the short-lived musical Dance of the Vampires.

When it comes to groups, my favorite would have to be The Calling. I'm quite excited about their new album due out in April. They're pretty much your generic two guys with guitars writing their own music and singing, but Alex has quite a voice. I also don't mind Dashboard Confessional, and Matchbox 20 has some good songs. I tend to think that their "Unwell" describes me rather accurately.

I'm also a fan of Broadway. I'd be the happiest girl in the world if The Scarlet Pimpernel were to return to Broadway, and I've always loved Phantom. I also enjoyed the much-maligned DotV, so I guess my tastes aren't that great.

And then there's the weird people and groups that I like and who are generally unknown to people my age. Air Supply and Neil Diamond are the most prevalent here, but I grew up listening to a lot of oldies.

For a more complete look at what I like to listen to, you can check out my playlist as of 1/31/04. I've also recently made a shorter playlist of more rock-type songs plus a few songs I can't live without. That, current as of 1/31/04, can be found here.

This page created 1/7/2004.
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