Yep - upbeat. You heard it!!! I may have become a little depressed lately, but I take it out in music.
I've become quite attached to The Fratellis of late. If you aren't familiar with them, their song 'Flathead' is featured in the latest iPod commercial. They remind me quite a bit of the old punk/alternative 'fun to sing along with at the top of your lungs while thrashing around senselessly' type of music I used to listen to (still do sometimes) and haven't heard since around the late 80's.
Seriously. Check them out.
They go nicely in my 'mad driving mix' on my iPod. Today it kept going something like this: DK, Prince, Black Flag, Beyonce, Dead Milkmen, Rascal Flatts, Gwen Stefani, The Circle Jerks, Blue October, Louie Prima, PussyCat Dolls, and so on. Nothing like jumping all over the place musically. Throw in a little Bach and we might have been complete.
I'm going to go bouncing around the house singing now *laugh*