What is your favorite type of music?
When I was a teen I loved the Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoads combination, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and like bands. Rush was my favorite. Iron Maiden actually made reading cool for me as they did a song called To Tame a Land on their Piece of Mind album. That was inspired by the Dune novel by Frank Herbert.
Once I got a bit older, I found myself still loving that music but my brain just couldn't take it. I moved to classic rock. I never really found anything that inspired me as much as that old heavy metal. So, I became stuck there. In an effort to literally shake up my mind, I've moved my radio listening to NPR. I enjoy the classical music but I don't have enough of an ear to remember what piece of music I like or not or even which composer. I am trying to pick that up. Music has to be complicated to get my imagination going.
I do find myself attracted to some really moving Celtic tunes and Celtic rock. I don't want to imply I'm into the pagan Celtic thing because I'm not.
I've listened to some jazz. It is too discordant for me but I'm still trying to figure it out to create new brain patterns more than anything else.