Day two of my birthday bash week is about another favorite thing of mine–music! My mother, at a young age, instilled a love of music within in me. I knew the words to every Journey, Foreigner, Creedence Clearwater and Meatloaf song before I was in kindergarten. I have a pretty eclectic taste in music and I can find at least a few songs in every genre that I’ll listen to..yes, even the rap/hiphop stuff that my boyfriend listens to. I’ve even made a mix called “Acceptable Rap/HipHop songs for when Jamie is the in car.” I have a love for classic rock that has 40 year old men taking a double take when I drive by..because we all know that it sure isn’t my junky car they are looking at. My other love is what has been labeled by people as “indie/alternative” music and even that is quite eclectic!
Some of my favorites: Modest Mouse, Belle & Sebastian, Kings of Convenience, Muse, MGMT, Passion Pit, Architecture in Helsinki, Radiohead, Wilco, Joanna Newsom, Regina Spektor, Death Cab (mostly their stuff), Pavement, Tilly and the Wall, Mates of State, Band of Horses, Eisley, Bright Eyes, Vampire Weekend, Rilo Kiley…and the list could go ON and ON.
I’m able to connect so greatly to music just as I am with books. I love good lyrics, fun beats, originality and beautiful voices. I connect music with memories which is incredible for me because in those songs that remind me of my mom, she is able to keep living on. This giveaway that I’m about to announce is very dear to me. Rob Sheffield’s book Love is A Mix Tape is really special to me and meeting him and talking about music and how it’s gotten us through difficult times and helped us remember was incredible.
Now for what you have all been waiting for..the giveaway!
I’m giving away 2 copies of both Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time and Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man’s Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut that have been graciously provided by Rob Sheffield and his publishers.
Grand Prize Winner: Love is a Mix Tape, Talking To Girls About Duran Duran AND a personalized mixtape (cd) from me..with one song selection handpicked by Rob!
And then there will be two other winners for either Love is A Mix Tape or Talking to Girls About Duran Duran.
So, three winners in all!
Enter HERE! Giveaway ends 10/19
And now that I’ve shared with you, tell me some of your favorite bands and artists! Or tell me a “music memory” you have!