Wow, text. Like I can resist a text box. Let me blither about my random musical "taste" over the years, then!
I'm not sure I ever developed anything like musical "taste," if we understand "taste" as a cultural marker. I like bagpipes a lot to this day. Until I was in the sixth grade, my favorite "group" was Tchaikovsky
. I was raised on NPR, and I loved "Music From the Hearts of Space," which (for you whippersnappers) was this horrid New-Age electronic noodly stuff my local affiliate used to play, and I dug classical, and I was a big fan of Garrison Keillor
. I knew all the words to "Yellow Submarine
," and I remember the day John Lennon died, but that was about it for my pop culture savvy.
I pretended to like Michael Jackson when "Thriller
" came out, but I only knew a few songs from listening to them at friends' houses. I took cello lessons and piano lessons (I can still play "Lightly Row…