Thursday, 11 August 2011
Music to my Ears
Ever sit there listening to the radio, some random song comes on and you are instantly in love? Yet the person next to you insists you turn that crap off? I constantly think about how strange we humans are, and that each and every person has their own crazy taste in music. Some like Norwegian Black metal. Some people delve into the likes of Space Synth or Chip Tune. Others immerse themselves in Indie Electro, Punk Rock, Top 40's, Aussie Hip Hop and so on.
Now you can turn around and say TB you are an idiot. EVERYONE is different. Everyone likes different things whether it be taste, style, fashion, men, women, whatever. I get it. But i think about all these unique intricacies that make us into the complex beings we are today and am just blown away that these little random things on the side of our heads (which are totally hideous may I add) can take in different wave frequencies and then deliver that to our brains which decides if we enjoy what we are listening to or not.
I cannot possibly describe my music style. I have such an eclectic collection that spans so many different genres it's hard to keep track these days. You can hear me listening to artists like Ryoji Ikeda, Keith Urban, Enya, Anberlin, Breathe Carolina, Cat Stevens, I see Stars, The Carpenters, Mayday Parade, The Postal Service, Counting Crows and The Wombats. Im totally digging old school 90's and 80's music like Toto and 5ive, but also love a bit of Blink 182 to liven up the day. There is so much music available to love and enjoy and have a cheeky dance to, that I find it so hard to take in all of the ever changing culture that music is. The best I can do is max out a hard drive full of music and contemplate how random sounds made via instruments or electronics can stimulate our brains and take us to different places in our thoughts. My good friend Davyd thinks that you can definitely judge a person by the music they listen to. I have no idea if thats true or not, but I sure as hell wonder what that says about me!! Ears are weird....
Anyway embrace your own style, love your music, dance and sing terribly and support local bands!