Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Favorites: The Dixie Chicks

I've been listening to a lot of music lately, and one of the songs that's been in my head a lot, and thus in my CD player a lot, is "Not Ready To Make Nice" by the Dixie Chicks.

I like a wide range of music, from crooners like Frank Sinatra and Matt Dusk and Michael Buble to Folksy singers like Paul Simon and James Taylor to country singers like Willie Nelson and Garth Brooks to classical, like Mozart, and Baroque, like Vivaldi, to 80's pop like WHAM! I listen to David Bowie and Culture Club and Peggy Lee and Bad Religion all in one shot. I like music.

But I LOVE music that says something, that isn't afraid to stand up and say, "This is how I am, and this is what I believe, and I won't apologize for that."

What music have you been listening to lately?


  1. I also like the Dixie Chicks, especially, "You were mine", "Wide Open Spaces", "I'll take care of you" and "Cold Day in July". I've got to start writing with them in background. Generally, I write to Celtic music (Eg. Celtic Woman and Charlotte Church).

  2. I listen to alot of rap and pop/electro type stuff.

    I write to Deadmau5, Lady Gaga's new album, Swedish Beat Mafia, stuff like that gets me going

  3. Maurice, I think people who can write with music in the background are amazing. I need quiet to write.

    Taylor - yeah! I often use something upbeat to get me in the mood, then turn it off so I can get down to writing.