One of my favorite things about living in the District is that I don’t have to own or drive a car. I was a bit of a menace on the roadways, and it’s best for everyone if I keep my hands off of the wheel. Plus, after a particularly scary car accident, I developed what could only be described as PTSD, which makes driving to the store for milk an adrenaline rush akin to bungee jumping.
However, while not driving has been great for my sanity, and not owning a car has been a boost to my budget, not listening to the radio on my morning commute has made staying in the musical loop a bit difficult.
Sure, I listen to Pandora on my iPhone, but I still don’t have 30- to 45-minutes of uninterrupted listening time every morning and evening. Plus, making good use of Pandora and Spotify seems to require that you know what artist or genre your looking for, and I don’t really know where to begin. And, let’s face it, diving into the most downloaded list of songs on iTunes can be a hit or miss proposition when songs like Gangnam Style–this generation’s “Macarena”–are climbing the charts.
These days, I get most of my musical recommendations from people who I follow on Twitter. As a result, sometimes I’m lucky enough to get in on the ground floor (Adele/21), other times I am late to the party (Mumford & Sons). But I spend most of my time listening to old favorites.
So given that the Grammy’s are this weekend, I thought that you ladies could help me out with a few recommendations. It could be an act that is new on the scene or an old one that you recently discovered. I’m willing to give anything a spin, so let’s hear the name of the song or artist that’s currently filling your earbuds.
Just don’t say Justin Bieber or Chris Brown. I don’t want to have to block anyone today…