I love music. I grew up on early 70s Top 40 and then album-oriented rock. Lately I've been discovering how much there is to love about jazz, and I've been finding my way into appreciating classical music, too.
Earlier in life, I acquired all the Partridge Family albums and all the Styx albums (and I've kept up with those - I really liked <cite>Big Bang Theory</cite>). These days, I'm likely to listen to my large collections of Stephen Sondheim, Ani DiFranco, and Elvis Costello.
I also write <a href="/songs.html">songs</a>. I'm most comfortable writing and playing guitar, but I've written a few songs at the piano.
Having a few days off around the 4th has really been a treat.
Yesterday, feeling like I had a bit of spare time to spend on something I'd enjoy, I sat down to restring my acoustic guitar.
One thing led to another this evening, and before I knew it, I was listening to the Partridge Family's "I Think I Love You." This, in turn, led to a web search for info on two of the men behind the Partridge Family's music, Wes Farrell and Tony Romeo. Romeo wrote a hit for the Cowsills before writing several songs for the Partridge Family, including "Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque."
He died in 1995. I'm amazed, and a little dismayed, that I can't find more info about him on the web.
I grew up on pop music. I still like a lot of pop. I really like 70's rock, and I've come to a whole new appreciation of Bowie, Joni Mitchell - a lot of stuff I underappreciated when it was on the radio. (And sure, I'm still a big Styx fan. I really love Big Bang Theory, especially Tommy's songs.)