I'm a metalhead from way back, with just about everything Metallica has ever done on my iPod, with several Megadeth albums right next to them.
But I really have eclectic listening tastes and will listen to many types of music
(except rap - yecch. And not a fan of zydeco either).
Recently I've become obsessed with a wonderful and talented young singer/songwriter named Brandi Carlile.
I would describe her as a blend of modern folk and country. Mostly acoustic. She has a great voice, which sounds sort of like old Bonnie Rait, maybe a little K. D. Lang or Melissa Etheridge, but better, as far as I'm concerned. Some of her stuff reminds me in a certain way of old Johnny Cash.
You can check her out by searching for her name on YouTube. My favorites are "Dreams", "The Story", "That Year", "Before it Breaks" and "Have You Ever".
For the past several months, I've also been bit hard by old Rat Pack stuff - Frank, Dino, Sammy, as well as Tony Bennett - those guys really could sing!
I don't have a means of listening to music
on my sailboat, but my wife found an interesting-looking portable iPod docking
station the other day that I might buy for that purpose - but it's $200...