When someone is asked what sort of music they like the normal answer is well a bit of rock and maybe pop or classical for example. With me i can honestly say i like any sort of music there is except for one genre which is heavy metal as its a bit loud and shouty for me and i struggle to see the talent involved in making that noise!
Music does amaze me, when you actually think about it, people putting together noises by way of instruments or computers, adding a bit of singing (or not in some cases) and they have a few minutes of sound that can not only make them millons of pounds but also change peoples moods, change an enviroment in a room, bring people together and tear them apart!
For me i have an ipod full of many sorts of tunes all played at different times and in different situations. I like classical and find it relaxing but dont have a lot of it on my ipod. I love a bit of rock music, especially rock classics, best played when i am driving. I also have a lot of dance music which is always played if getting ready for a night out or for the gym to motivate me to work harder! Then there is the power ballads, perfect for when im in a more meaningfull sort of mood, chilling at home and feeling a bit sorry for myself. Everyone loves a cry to a good old tear Jerker song (or is that just me!) I could be driving along in the car in a brilliant mood rocking out and then the next soung could be a tear jerker and then i will automatically start thinking of awful depressing things, feel really sorry for myself and start crying! (i maybe need a therapist!)
Music can really define my mood just by a change of a song.
It may sound strange but i hate silence, I find silence a little scary. There billions of different noises in the world that can be made all day every day so for there to be moments of silence is a little scary to me. If there is silence i will either fill it with my voice or where possible put music on!
If asked of one thing the world couldnt live without i would have to say music! Obviously the answers people would immediatley say would be food, water money, economy, politics, law etc etc but all that aside i think music is accountable for a lot more that people realise! Without music there would be no tv talent shows, no record labels, a huge gap in entertainment not to mention what nightclubs and bars would do, they would be out of business! There would be no concerts, no soundtracks to films or tv programmes and a huge gap in life!
people would be in bad moods all the time from driving in silence to work not to mention not having a first dance at a wedding! Then there’s the need to play depressing music at Funerals, as if the loss of a loved on isn’t sad enough people feel the need to add a power ballad to the service just to make sure anyone not crying cries!!
Music can make people smile, cry, dance, sing, laugh and i think its a very powerful thing that i know i couldnt live without!!
If I was stranded on a desert island I would be happy if I had my Solar Powered Radio to hand!
As I write this blog I have my music on, the song at the moment is called Skinny Love by Birdie. Brilliant song.