What’s happening with Whitney: 3rd edition

Whitney Winter

What music inspires you? My expansive music playlists includes Imagine Dragons, Demi Lovato, Meghan Trainor, Dove Cameron, Little Mix, Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan, Conway Twitty, Reba McEntire, Luke Combs, Kenny Rogers, George Strait, Neil Diamond, Metallica, Queen, Nickelback, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, KISS, and Bryan Adams. Music can a make me feel energized like if I’m listening to Meghan Trainor or Little Mix, while Metallica is a great way to release pent up anger and rage. Conway Twitty’s Slow Hands and Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers’ “Broken Lady” produces melancholy feelings and soothes my soul. What does music evoke from you?

Do you remember when you got a new high school teacher and they would ask each student their name, their favorite vacation memory/place and their favorite band/musician. In my opinion no one can have one singular favorite band or musician. There I said it.

As I get older my music tastes have differed and matured but one position I will stand against until the day I die is that this new “country” is considered country at all. These “country” artists include Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Kacey Musgraves, and Jordan Davis (among lots of others) because their songs are actually more pop than country. I have gotten into heated debates before on this topic. There I got that off my chest.

Do you guys enjoy listening and watching musicals? I LOVE musicals, I think it all started with “Grease” from 1978. John Travolta and Oliva Newton-John were the epitome of a 70’s couple. Then it was “Les Misérables” (2012), “Hairspray” (2007), “Rent” (2005), “Sound of Music” (1965), and the “Phantom of the Opera” (2004). Then it was “Mamma Mia” 1 & 2, “The Greatest Showman,” “Burlesque,” and the “High School Musical” trilogy. I guess any traditional Disney movie could be classified as a musical because it has musical scenes that contribute to the movie. Traditional Disney is: “Hercules,” “Pocahontas,” “Tangled,” “Jungle Book,” “Lion King,” “Mulan,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Brother Bear,” and “Tarzan.” Do you guys have any musical recommendations to watch/listen?

When I was much younger, I had the opportunity to attend “The Phantom of the Opera” in Omaha with my two sisters, mother, and grandma. I remember the elephants were kind of like paper mache and people were under them moving them like Chinese paper dragons. I was so invested, but my mother forced us kids to get up during intermission and use the restroom and stretch.

What music makes you want to boogie? Sing along at the top of your vocal range? Sit alone and cry?

Well I guess that is all this week, stay tuned for next week’s edition.