Friday, July 28, 2006


This week's topic for Friday July 28th suggested by naomi:
"The vast and various sounds that surround us in our
studios and add to our studio experience.
What kind of music feeds your creativity while in your studio
or, perhaps it's sounds that fill the empty spaces while
in your studio."


Music is a necessity for me. It doesn't matter where I am, I NEED MUSIC! Unfortunately I can't always have 'my' music on. I have to share with my hubby and my 2 girls as well. My girls are into Barney, Wiggles and Kids Songs at the moment. While that's nice and cheerful for about 2 minutes, it soon starts grating on my nerves! I can only take Barney's vocals for so long!!
Wherever I go, along with me goes my Sirius Satellite Radio and my iPod Nano! I am a musician so I love all kinds of music.
In my studio, usually I choose Big Band crooners such as Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and my all time favourite, Bing Crosby. Their music is soothing to the soul and really gives my studio the ambience it needs for me to be 100% relaxed and creative.
I also love country music. Some of my favourite artists are George Strait, Tracy Byrd, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, The Judds....etc. I love 70's, 80's and early 90's country the best with artists like Roger Miller, Hank Snow, Merle Haggard and George Jones. That music doesn't really 'go' in my studio as it makes me want to get up and dance, so I save that for the car when I'm groovin' and also it keeps me awake!
Fun topic this week! It made me break out the iPod and upload some new stuff!
I can't wait until TAYLOR HICKS' CD comes out.... when that happens, THAT will be the main music in my studio for a long time! ;)


Anonymous said...

Oh Honey, I so agree with you about music, but, you totally ruined for me with the whole Taylor Hicks comment. lol

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Gabi, do your girls have Raffi. I really enjoyed a CD that someone made for me. I still listen to it on my own sometimes. Lucas has outgrown it, I would love to pass it along to you. Adult friendly kid music.

APlanet4Creation said...

I have 2 little girls too. My oldest has taking to sing the Pinkie Dinky Doo theme song. At least they like the Shrek soundtracks LOL!

firstborn said...

i'm with you on music being a necessity!

:) mary ann xo

DEW said...

Your Barney comment is hysterical!! I think about all those Sesame songs that get stuck in your head and you can't get them out - they just DRIVE me crazy!! Keep cool! Man its been hot!!

Ouissi Gresty said...

I too love frank sinatra, dean martin etc...favourite is andy williams...I was definately born in the wrong era!!

Ouissi x

naomi said...

Have to have music.

Tracie said...

My boys are over the Wiggles and I have to say...I MISS THAT!! I loved listening to the Wiggles!! How funny....

Country and 80s rock is my love!

Cassandra Russell said...

I too love country music even though I get teased by husband about it. My Dixie Chicks CC just puts me in the mood to create, cassandra

Anke said...

Enjoy your music and of course creating in your studio to it! Sounds like you have for every mood something ;)

tempestdelfuego said...

Sounds like you have a rockin' studio!
And your sidekicks are absolutely adorable. :)

Cheryl Wray said...

I'm like you--love ALL kinds of music. Everything from jazz, to contemporary Christian, to Top 40, to country, to classic rock . . . I can listen to just about anything depending on my mood!! I also can't wait for Taylor's CD. I'm from Birmingham, so of course we love him here. Lots of us around here have known his music and loved him for a long time!!