I'm in the process of putting music onto my computer so that I can transfer it to my iPod. My kids hate it when I turn my iPod on. I have an iPod Touch so headphones are not required. Plugging it into the iHome or the car radio is even worse. Why? They hate what I have on there. Right now it's Polkas, Beethoven, Classics for Relaxation, Susan Boyle, and a lot of Celtic and Irish music. My taste in music is so varied, one never knows what they will hear. Celtic and Irish music has a fun sound to it. I love the drums. The Celts have such angelic voices. The Irish songs that I have are both morbid and fun. I'm not much for drinking but their drinking songs are usually pretty humorous. Even the prudish must laugh at Seven Drunken Nights, especially the version with all 7 nights. The key word in every verse of that song is "should". Then there are the songs about death that make you feel dark and sad. One song I have talks about a lady hanging herself. Another is about a fish monger who died of a fever and now her ghost pushes her wheelbarrow up and down the streets selling fish.
Other types I plan to put on sometime in the future are classical guitar, African, Spanish, Mexican, Oriental, and whatever world music I find that appeals to me. Shania Twain, Enya, and a multitude of love songs are on the list. I love music of all types. Anything from the 1920's to present day minus the vein-tightening sounds of the hard stuff, opera, and much of the 70s. I don't know what happened during the 70s but some of that stuff just should not have happened. The same could be said for 80s hair and clothes but that is a totally different blog entry.
The great thing about music is that there is something for every mood and occasion. Some is fun for happy times, parties, celebrations, and just having fun. Some is for worshipping. Churches are filled with beautiful music. One of my Celtic cds is Celtic Hymns. It has songs like "How Great Thou Art", "Blessed Assurance", and "Crown Him With Many Crowns". The new praise songs are the best. They have a modern sound that attracts younger people and still raises praise to Jesus (I think I need some of those too). Some music is for romance. Soft, low classical or love songs are great for dinner and dancing at home with your sweetie. I don't think there is anything on the planet as versatile as music (except maybe clothes).