I love great songs. Got hooked on the Beatles in '65 and my life was forever changed. I was swept up in the British invasion, then turned onto singer/songwriters such as Jackson Browne, James Taylor, and Carole King. More recently I got into Joni Mitchell, David Wilcox, and Bruce Cockburn. I can listen and enjoy any Genre other than rap and hip-hop, even country in small doses. But, in my mind, contemporary music peaked in the 60s and 70s and this is what continues to inspire me the most.