Bring Da Noize!

So, I covered movies (at least for a little while, below). I figured my obsession with music would feel left out if I didn’t give it some stroking too.

It all started over 20 years ago when I got my first job. At a record store. Talk about the coolest, most kick-ass first job ever. OK, it wasn’t at the indie music store like where Bryan worked. It was at the mall, but for a 16 year old girl – that is pretty damn cool too.

And since we were at the mall, where every walk of life came to shop – we played music that catered to, well, every walk of life. And I learned to appreciate all of it.


I love alternative, rock, pop, jazz, folk, R&B, soul, rap, hip hop, dance, classical, reggae, punk, electronica, new age, country… I love it all. Sure, I have my faves – and hard core country and hard core rap do tend to get on my nerves… but if you look at my iTunes, it’s a total cross section of humanity in there. To quote the Byrds, there is a time for every purpose and for every one of Aimee’s moods there is a song. (Or something like that). Just like Tree needed SexyBack – I have, um, Wham cranking this very second. But, don’t worry. The next song after that is The Pixies.


And since the birth of iTunes, I can have it all. Without ordering the whole album if I don’t like it. Yes, John Mayer and other purists believe in the power of a full album – but let’s face it. It’s rare that a whole album is that good.

So, I download like crazy here and there… as my tastes dictate.

And friends see it in the Mix CDs I make them. (Yes, I am that girl. The female version of John Cusack in High Fidelity – another great movie, by the way).

And since the birth of MySpace, I have found more and more unknown artists that are just amazing. The digital age is just so freaking cool. (And frankly, other than showcasing music, I sincerely cannot figure out what else MySpace is good for).

So. I figured I’d put all this kookiness to good use and start a “My Playlist” in my sidebar that I will update regularly. Hopefully every week at least. Given my download record, that won’t be too hard. Just stuff I am listening too. New stuff, old stuff, whatever.

Check it out. Let me know what you think of the stuff in the Playlist.

And what other music do you listen to and love? Who inspires you?

Or am I the only nutjob?

This article has 7 comments

  1. joansy

    The playlist is a great idea.

    On the issue of listening to whole albums, I realized last week that it’s been years since I’ve listened to some of my old favorites, so I set my iPod to play at the beginning of the artist list. Beatles day was cool, but I listed to 11 Bette Midler albums this weekend, and that’s a lot of Bette. I can’t wait to see what’s next.

  2. mar

    of course i can’t think you’re a nutjob, since it was the mall record store in which i was working that i met you!!! and i love the playlist! and all the mixed tapes/cds you’ve made for me!!

  3. aimee / greeblemonkey

    Yeah, MB – you go back to the TAPE ERA! 😉

  4. aimee / greeblemonkey

    And you were in the SECOND mall record store. I met Dana in the first one. Two of my very best and oldest friends in my two record store jobs. That’s way cool.

  5. mar

    some of my best times revolve around the two record stores i worked in! and don’t forget, i also go back to the RECORD ALBUM ERA!! in fact, just recently i listened to leonard cohen on my friend’s big, huge record player! can’t replace that sound….

  6. Anonymous

    I really liked those song in the Playlist. Keep ’em coming!

  7. Shell

    I like the playlist too! And, the other thing MySpace is good for is posting musings from your criminal mind so that when you do go off the deep end, the police have evidence-duh!

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