By Braddah Lance
Being a "band geek" - and no, I am NOT offended by dat term as I think it's kinda endearing - I've been surrounded by music of all sorts. From Symphonic Wind Ensemble to Jazz Band to Marching Band just to name a smidgen of bands I was a part of throughout high school to playing tenor sax, alto sax and my absolute favorite, bari(tone) sax... not to mention a bass clarinet player in da Symphonic Orchestra and a drum major (no instrument in case you're wondering) in da Marching Band as well.
Band geeks represent..... Wassup Wit Dat!
My involvement in music has made me appreciate da rhythms and beats of many different genre's from classical to rock to R&B and their associated different styles and moods. Shmall kid time I loved (still do) da "oldies" and those Al Green type recordings and I was exclusively Hawaiian/Jawaiian in high school. There was some time listening to pop/dance in college to "bust a move" "in da club" and now, I guess I listen to old people music on KSSK 92.3 and KRTR 96.3. I love da flashback station of 93.9 JAMZ and listen to them on my way home from work and I still have to get my fill on KINE 105.1.
I hands down though put acapella music above all as they show a "pure" voice - no Milli Vanilli action going on there. I remembah spending some time listening to an acapella group performing on da sidewalk in downtown Seattle and ending up buying their CD. I have to admit dat I enjoy country music as well but more of a song lover rather than a group/band fan though I enjoy many songs from Loretta Lynn and Kid Rock so I guess you could say I am fans of them.
There's a show called "The Sing-Off" on NBC and it absolutely rocks! Straight up acapella music and da winners of season 4 was a...... country group! Each of their songs were put together amazingly but one in particular you have to listen to if you appreciate musicality is "Ring of Fire" featuring the bass player - it'll make your jaw drop.
Wat kine of music you listen to? Wat radio station are you tuned in to? You have favorite songs or favorite performers? Any type of music flows through your veins?