I remember back when I first started blogging I posted about Coldplay, having been introduced to them by AB (a.k.a. “Young Cousin”, the quick-witted 20-something who visited last year from England). I heard them and instantly took to their music.
The post resulted in a comment from CM, a dear friend of 15+ years to the effect of, “Coldplay?! Women our age don’t listen to Coldplay!”
Oh? No one told me I was too old for Coldplay. By the time I found out, it was too late... I was already into them. I liked their music, but knew little about their typical following. (I mean come on, it’s not like they’re the Backstreet Boys, or something!) So, I just kept right on listening.
Mind you, all that’s a moot point now. I’ve had my fill of Coldplay, at least for now. As the cold of winter gives over to spring fever, I’ve diverted my attentions to… er… a new interest.
Don’t get me wrong… I still like Coldplay, but I’ve discovered something else… something new… something a little … hotter.
Move over Coldplay, because Reggaeton is moving in.
Yup. You read that right.
I’ve absolutely fallen in love with this brand of Latin-HipHop-type stuff, raunchy lyrics and all.
I’ve spent the last few weeks searching out Reggaeton music for my iPod and updating it with some new sounds for spring. (I’ve left some of the classic rock on there, but cut out a lot of songs that I am either bored of or that I am just not that into). Much of the Reggaeton stuff I’ve found has a fantastic beat that just works for me in the gym… with Aguakate being my group of choice, so far.
I can just imagine that CM is fainting over her cup of tea right now and Young Cousin is thinking, “Oh-my-God! We’ve got to put a stop to this. Now!”
That should make for some good conversation over drinks during his visit next month! I am sure I will hear about this after a few vodkas...
Anyway, back to the new music… It’s delicious… vibrant… different… a wonderful mix of the Latin music I’ve loved for years, but with an edgy, “streety” twist that gives it a kind of raw energy that just can’t be beat.