I mean, keep in mind the decades of music that came before me and the number of decades of music I have lived through. That’s a lot of music, information, trivia, history, and emotional connection to keep straight.
You keep piling on, and after a point you want to say… no more. I have enough. Thank you.
There simply are not enough hours in my life to listen to everything I would like to. Those CD’s that sit in that cabinet? Those albums that sit on those shelves? Those music books and sheet music in that closet? It’s like I’m at the world’s finest buffet, but my stomach is only so big.
Helen Reddy (What strange vocal affectations and song choices.)
Seventies Bubblegum Pop (The Defranco Family? Paperlace? Tommy James and the Shondells? Stories? The Sweet? Spiral Staircase?)
All those wonderful/horrible story songs from the seventies (The Ballad of Billie Joe, Harper Valley PTA, Midnight Train to Georgia, The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia, Angie Baby, Delta Dawn, Ruby and the Dancer, etc.)
Anything David Foster dripped his weird honey all over
Anything Phil Spector dripped his scuzzy weirdness all over
Oddly sung Singer/Songwriter albums from the mid-seventies (Carole Bayer Sager, Buzzy Linhart, Jimmy Webb, etc.)
Anything released on Buddha/Kama Sutra Records during the Seventies
Chicago (the group)(all incarnations/periods)
Dance Music circa 1998-2001
Syrupy Movie Theme Ballads sung by female artists or female/male duets
Schmaltzy Female/Male Duets
Horribly Stilted Synth Driven 1980’s Pop Nightmares
Judy Garland at her worst
Barbara Streisand at her best
And much, much more…