"Without music, life would be an error." – Friedrich Nietszche
I listen to a lot of music. I mean a lot. (I'm listening to music right now – the Pandora Chopin station: fine music to blog to.) I listen to many different kinds of music: rock and roll, classical music and opera, country music and "Americana," jazz, soul, reggae, standards, show tunes and what is now called The Great American Songbook. I have a huge collection of CDs, and before that, I had a huge collection of vinyl. I've been collecting music ever since I was a little kid. When I was young, I bought and listened to a lot of Broadway show albums: My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls, Gypsy, Candide, The Music Man, etc. And I bought and listened to a lot of folk music: Phil Ochs, Peter, Paul, and Mary, the Chad Mitchell Trio, Joe and Eddie, etc., and eventually Bob Dylan.