Now don’t get me wrong, I love listening music. I’m always listing to music. I’m listening to a song right now. (Us by She Wants Revenge) But I think that when it comes to talking about music there are some common problems that are encountered.
Let’s run though a scenario together. You meet someone new and one of the fist topics you get to is “Well what kind of music do you listen to?”
Uh oh, hold up!
This is critical. Are the genres that you like similar to what they like? Or maybe you don’t care about what they think and just start listing some of your favorite genres and artists. That’s fine, but then, “I haven’t heard of them.”
Well, that’s a bummer, now you have to stop and try to sort though you musical knowledge and try to find something in common. But the problem with this is you may have a lot of music in your library. I have a relatively small library at about sixteen hundred. But what if they have a larger one, there is no time to go though all your music!
Now lets say that you have successfully found some artists and songs in common. Great but now what comes next? “Have you heard of so and so? Here, listen to this one.”
Oh great, now I have to listen to the entire song, and I’m probably in a hurry somewhere or in a place where I can’t really enjoy/hear the song to its fullest.
I don’t want to go though all that!
To me, music is something that you need to sit down and listen to with the majority of your attention for at least the first few times you hear the song. That way you can really appreciate the song and decide if you actually like listening to it.
Music is amazing. It can make you move. It can make you dance. It can make you feel fear. It can make you feel happy. It can make you feel despair. Music is something that is essential to living in my opinion and I want to take the time to appreciate it if it deserves my appreciation.
I don’t have a solution to this problem, at least not one that I can think of that can be solved with our current level of technology, but I did want to voice my concerns about the way that most people talk about music now-a-days.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope that you can draw some similar reactions. If you have any thoughts on the topic then please leave a comment below.