May 18th, 2005


Music— putting you in the mood.

No. Not that! The mood for writing! Since last night was such a BIG night on American Idol I want to mention music. I love music. I always have. I listen to a LOT of music while I write. All kinds. Country. Soft rock. Blues. Jazz. Heavy Metal. Whatever gets me in the mood-- gets the muse talking. Or whatever the characters like.

My dh prefers classical and golden oldies. My eldest daughter likes Hip-hop. My nephew prefers Gangster Hip—hop. I’m not crazy about the language or subject matter in Gangster Hip-Hop rappers use, but then my parents never liked me listening to WhiteSnake or Modonna. I’ve always listened to what the kids do so I know what music is influencing society— or is it society influencing music?

But, my personal favorite is classic Rock and finally I have someone who enjoys it with me! My eldest son.

Here’s my favorite radio station Check it out! I’ve been listening to Q95 for as long as I can remember. My son for about a year.

I think the three finalists on AI are ALL great artists! ALL winners! No matter who wins claiming the title of 2005’s American Idol, I believe the others will go on to succeed as well.

I must admit, Bo has always been my personal favorite to win. Mercy… I loved his ballad last night. I think Bo would fit right into Q95 music format. I think it’s time AI had a different type of winner. Go BO GO!