The categories of what I shove in my ears would be as follows:
- Christian Hard Rock – typified by my favorite band, Red (Just got their new album “of Beauty and Rage”, awesome). Also Day of Fire and Building 429 are favs.
- More Hard Rock – Stuff like Linkin Park. I’m a huge Evanescence fan as well.
- Classic Christian Rock – nobody plays this stuff anymore; like Dogs of Peace, early Kutless and Justifide (9 out of 10 is a true classic metal song). Jaci Velasquez, anybody?
- Movie soundtracks – I have a collection of full soundtracks and bits/pieces of others. It’s fun to play the Iron Man 3 soundtrack or Gravity and see how many times the mood of the piece matches my character or setting mood in the book.
- Classical – I’m a huge Rachmaninoff fan. Can’t play Piano Concerto No. 2 enough.
- Old pop – still loving Depeche Mode, REM and Seal in a pinch. “World in my Eyes” is a personal favorite.