It’s afternoon, I just returned from an excursion to the Haight to pick up a few pairs of fishnets and frilly lacy things for burlesque, and now I’m sitting in my favorite chair in my living room, the chair that gets all the afternoon soon. In fact, the sun is streaming in with so much vigor that I can barely see my computer screen–reflective glare, and all that. I like the sun too much to be bothered to move.
It’s the kind of afternoon that calls for music and lemonade. I don’t have lemonade, unfortunately (though I do have two quarts of local strawberries from the farmers’ market this morning), but I have music in abundance, and putting music on reminded me that I’ve been promising Kara that I would do a music post for a while now (she did one a while ago, and I discovered we have overlapping taste!). “Music post” being a post in which I share the music I like. I’ll probably do these sporadically, since there’s absolutely no way I can put everything I like in one post.
First of all, I will warn you that this is going to be a pretty chaotic post, just because my music taste varies so widely and I want to share a little bit of everything so that you get the “big picture” of what I like to listen to. So I’ll give a little sample of my favorites of the genres I listen to.
1) Classical (I started playing classical piano when I was 5, and have always been an avid classical music listener). My favorite composers are Schubert, Brahms, and Shostakovich. One of my favorite pieces is Brahms’ Piano Trio in Bb Major (which I’ve played with my brother and sister!).
2) Popular music. I’ve gone through quite a few phases of what I like, but I’ll just share some of my more recent favorites. I tend to like electro-pop and indie pop.
And I really really really love this Lady Gaga song… sorry…
3) And now a few random things! I adore Jimmy Cliff.
And last but not least…
That’s my favorite from their new album, Sainthood. You didn’t think I was going to do a music post without something gay in it, did you?