Tuesday, September 29, 2009
My Playlist is a Cage
Do you let anyone else listen to the tunes on your MP3 or IPOD?
It's almost worse than handing over your diary. In recent weeks, my husband (who has plenty of complaints about my choices too--he would have only played classical--really in the car?) has had my MP3 running in the car with visitors.
People feel free to comment on my musical taste in ways they wouldn't comment on my dress or other personal issues.
"Why so many tunes with female vocalists?"
"Did you really mean to record that?"
Why so many covers of Joni Mitchell songs?"
"I didn't know you listened to hip-hop."
"I can recommend some better CDs you might want to download."
"Boy, you can really judge someone's age by what they play on their MP3."
"Oh, it's two o'clock. Maybe we should catch the news."
"Never knew you were such a big fan of Joe Cocker."
"Do you know he's under arrest for a felony?"
"There's a much better cover of that by...."
"My parents like Frankie Valli, too. Did you know there was musical called JERSEY BOYS?"
See what I mean. Do you keep your musical tastes a secret? I am doing that from now on. No more backseat critics of my tunes. Would you stand by the tunes on your playlist? Is there one song in particular that would embarass you? Come on. Name your most humilating favorite.