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Thu, Nov. 21st, 2013, 02:29 pm

I've been trying to figure out how to really relax. And yesterday it occurred to me how much I miss having better radio stations. When I was growing up, I had three I could flip through according to my mood as something of a vent. But I don't have that right now. Frankly, I don't even know how to pursue my own music on itunes anymore either. I'm just not a genre-specific type.

I wish I spent more time in high school pursuing music groups and tuning my ear to something beyond deciphering a conductor. Sometimes people talk like you HAVE to know what you like, and that simply is not the case. :(

Fri, Nov. 22nd, 2013 01:39 am (UTC)

I often don't know what I like either.

Wed, Dec. 4th, 2013 07:21 pm (UTC)

I just looked at my friends page for the first time in... a while, so I'm just now responding to this. First--and please pardon the language in the name--this site has helped me find a few bands I now love!

If you're into neo-Classical stuff, check out Chris Thile's album Not All Who Wander Are Lost and Phil Keaggy's Beyond Nature. Keaggy needs no introduction. Thile was the mandolin player with Nickel Creek. He's floated around from one band/project to another since Nickel Creek broke up, but this instrumental album (recorded over 10 years ago with Bela Fleck and a number of other similarly accomplished musicians) is his most underrated standout work.

And speaking of Bela Fleck, his album Moto Perpetuo is a collection of classical music arranged for bluegrass instrumentation, and as the title suggests, every track, whether fast or slow, is constantly moving and churning. It's pretty terrific.