I’m a huge classic rock fan. My iPod has 2700 songs, sermons, videos and podcasts. Of those 2700, about two-thirds are rock and pop songs. Give me some Boston, Van Halen, Steve Miller Band and some Journey and I’ll be a happy boy. You will also find a lot of praise and worship songs on my iPod.

If you are looking for country, I can only give you about 6 songs. I’m just not a country and western fan, nor can I do Stevie Ray Vaughn. You also won’t ever find a Celine Dion song on my iPod. My iPod is a manly man’s iPod (smile). You may think that Celine Dion was an angel sent by God to the earth to bless us with her voice, but her music is just not the kind you would find in a man’s iPod play list. If you do find Celine Dion’s Greatest Hits CD in your man’s iPod, then you better start asking questions.

There’s a lot of newer rock and pop that I like too, 3 Doors Down, Creed, Audio Adrenaline and Pearl Jam just to name a few. Give me some James Taylor (one of the top 3 concerts I’d most like to see), John Mayer and some Jack Johnson and I can chill with the best of them.

I just added Journey’s new Revelation CD to my iPod. Wow, what a great CD. Their new lead singer Arnel Pineda will never be Steve Perry, but he’s not bad. It’s amazing just how much he actually sounds like Steve Perry. Here’s a YouTube of them recently on Ellen. What do you think? Sounds a lot like Steve Perry, doesn’t he?

So, what’s new on your iPod?

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  1. Helen Keller says:

    oh trey! that is good stuff but i bet if you tried on a little Randy Rogers or Cross Canadian Ragweed you might like it. but, I don’t do celine either… YUCK!

  2. Wade says:

    I’m with you on your choice of music – though I’d also throw in some Zepplin, The Guess Who and plenty of Beatles.

    Kelly is a big fan of Journey, too – as in holding up a cigarette lighter type of fan. Which is pretty cool until her iPod throws out not only Celine Dion but Justin Timberlake as well!

    Talk about a brick to the head!

    Have a great weekend,


  3. newheights says:

    and if you find Enya…

  4. TREY MORGAN says:

    Okay … confession time. You’ll find a few Enya songs on my iPod.

    Hope you don’t think less of me now. :)

  5. Shane Coffman says:

    Trey, how do you make it in west Texas without liking country music? Isn’t that one of the requirements before they let you cross the border into Texas in the first place?

    When I started college in Oklahoma, I swore I would never, ever like country music.

    All it took was 2 months and one girlfriend and I was converted.

    But, I gave it up a few years ago. ; )

    I’m with you on Celine.

    And, I STILL don’t have an iPod…woe is me… ; )

  6. That Girl says:

    I saw Journey years ago… you and I have almost the same taste in music. I don’t think I would walk across the street to see James Taylor. Weird, I guess.

  7. Jeff Slater says:

    Our tastes are very similar (but you need to add some Bob Seger). I saw Journey 3 times in the early 80’s. I actually think Pineda is better than Steve Perry. Perry was too much of a diva. πŸ˜‰

    I also saw James Taylor in the early 80’s — and I got to meet him after the show. He’s taller and thinner than you would think.

  8. sherryfisher says:

    Hey Trey…I would like your iPod! I got to see James Taylor a few years back when he came to Lubbock. He is one of the most humble performers I have ever seen. He comes across like he would rather you notice his band and backup singers than for you to notice him. He has an incredible talent!

    I liked Steve Perry so much…didn’t hurt that he sang a song with my name in it!! πŸ˜‰

  9. Anonymous says:

    Brandon: Classic Rock, O Ya! ps. Praying for Big Brown Today! Go KENT!

  10. blogprophet says:

    yeah, i heard the new journey frontman, eery.

    buy a sansa digital music player, you can get 2 gig for under $50, works about as well as an ipod. you can buy off amazon or wal-mart even.

  11. TREY MORGAN says:


    Amazon out to be the music company of choice. They have the same prices (or better) for music as iTunes, BUT (and this is huge) their music is not tethered. Meaning when you buy it, it’s yours and you can do what you want with it. ITunes and most other music companies tether their music, meaning you can only burn it to a cd or copy it to another computer a very limited amount of times. I actually only use iTunes to sync my iPod, but don’t buy my music from them.

    You brought up a good point.

  12. Cornelius Crew says:

    You should check out a guy named Jason Mraz. Some of his stuff is GREAT! (some of it is “explicit”) but there are some great songs “I’m Yours” and something else which I can’t remember right now, but anyway, he reminds me of John Mayer a little and thought you might like it. Let me know what you think :) As far as my ipod goes, I have EVERYTHING… I keep my brother and sister proud by having a good collection of led zeplin, steve miller, van halen, eagles (of course, doesnt every one?),aerosmith….and lots of music that was made long before I was born (70’s) but I have lots of country, and hip hop, pop and even a Miley Cyrus song… I know, I shouldn’t even admit it much less have it on with all the other “greats” but I felt like I needed to break my silence and this seemed like the place to do it! ha ha!

  13. Terry says:

    On our family vacation, we will be listening to:
    “Dog Train”
    “Tell Me What You Know” by Sara Groves
    “Sound of Melodies” by Leeland
    “Rise and Shine” by Randy Travis
    “Some Hearts” by Carrie Underwood

    Not quite as manly as your selections, but no Celine either, so I guess it’s not too bad:)

  14. Stoogelover says:

    Newest? Daughtry. Someone I’d never heard but recently fell in love with his songs – Michael Buble (the final “e” is supposed to have a little mark over it).

  15. TREY MORGAN says:

    Greg … I love Daughtry. Never heard of Michael Buble, but I’ll check him out.

  16. Brie says:

    I love Michael Buble! Kind of an old-style crooner guy for a lot of his songs. I thought I was listening to a Harry Connick Jr. CD that had escaped my attention when I heard his first one. And hooray for you liking Jack Johnson. And Enya.

    If I had an ipod, I probably would already have had Josh Groban, Simon and Garfunkel, Louis Armstrong, the Beatles, Michael Buble, Evanescence, Linkin Park, Enya, Billy Joel, Johnny Cash (Kyle got me hooked on that one), and lots of Celtic instrumental stuff.

    I would have recently added Melody Gardot, who is someone that anyone who likes jazz/blues vocalists should check out. She’s quite cool.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Can’t forget ZZ Top. Saw them in Cheyenne a few years ago. They were still great.

  18. Dcmba says:

    I’ve got most of those guys on my phoen now. I have a 4GB card installed and about 2GB is music (that I regularly listen to).

    I had to buy an external hard drive to hold my music. Currently, I am approaching 90GB of just music. I think that is almost 12,000 songs…

  19. Liss and MOMMY says:

    Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Colbie Caillet, Daughtry, David Crowder,James Blunt, John Mayer some other random single songs. Funny thing about Celine…first CD I ever owned don’t really listen to her any more but I have a weird loyality to her because of the first CD thing. Cody put a bunch of songs on my ipod the other day and caused a ‘discussion’ you can’t just put music on someone else’s ipod…it is just wrong.

  20. Liss and MOMMY says:

    Jacob Chapman, I had him on there I guess I backspaced him off. Great CD!

  21. Stoogelover says:

    Because of your blog, I picked up the Journey CD at SAM’s Club Sunday afternoon. I love it … my wife wants to know why I bought it? She was never into rock during those years so she had no idea just who Journey was. I doubt she’ll ever hear in the songs what I hear, but it was a good buy for only $10. Two CDs and a DVD.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Maybe I’m too old to comment, I don’t have an ipod and don’t know any of the singers you mentioned. But the best sounds in music is a mommy singing to her baby as she rocks (in the rocking chair). Or the soft humming of a happy woman cleaning her house. Or a congregation of God’s people really singing out songs to glorify God. I like an assortment of music but I have to admit I really don’t care for rock,
    jazz, the blues, opera, or some country. I do like instrumental
    and easy listening music. I like to sing along, also. gmj

  23. Adam Gonnerman says:

    My wife and I listened some Journey clips last night on YouTube. Sorry, we like the new guy better.


  24. Anonymous says:

    Okay, Trey..spill it..what’s the country songs? You knew I would ask!!
    Shalane gave me an iPod for mothers day and Jason gave me a gift card to iTunes. Guess what most of my songs are? :) Mostly Rascal Flatts!
    I also have ..Meat Loaf, Styx, and yes, a few ABBA and Heart on there.

    (I have a feeling that someday that Robert Earl Keen cd is going to get lost..don’t tell Jeff! or atleast I need to take it out of the van!)

  25. TREY MORGAN says:

    Sandi … I don’t know who Robert Earl Keen or Rascal Flatts is. I do like Heart and some ABBA.

    I have a song by Wynona Judd, a couple of Shania Twain (I like her and her music is not bad either :) ha). I also have a couple of Brooks and Dunn. Other than that … that’s my country selection.

    You do need to pick up the Journey CD, it’s excellent

  26. Anonymous says:

    I like Journey!

  27. Anonymous says: me..your not missing anything by not knowing who Robert Earl Keen is. The kids were going to buy Jeff the newest cd for him for Christmas or something, and I promised them bodily harm!!
    And I’m not buying that “I don’t know who Rascal Flatts is” stuff. The funniest song they have done is called “Backwards”. Look it will laugh!

  28. Phil says:

    Well, I have 39,388 tracks on my iPod, and yet I’m always buying more.

    Latest purchases include: The Prince Caspian soundtrack, the new one from Jason Mraz, two classic Frank Sinatra tracks, and the new one from Paul Weller.

  29. Piper family says:

    I LOVE JOURNEY (and the new front man)!!! And so many of your faves are at the top of my list…Creed (before Scott Stapp turned stupid – oh, sorry!), Pearl Jam, 3 Doors Down, and on and on…it’s amazing to me that I like so much “classic” rock – what do they mean CLASSIC – it’s just GOOD! Keep on rocking!

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