Being a reader can be pretty hard sometimes, especially when it comes to music. Personally, I hate popular music. It all sounds exactly the same to me, so I always try to avoid listening to it in my spare time. The only thing is, when I don’t really have a choice, the songs…they get stuck in my head! For hours!
Here’s a fun fact about me: I play the cello. I play the cello, and so I love listening to the cello in full orchestra performances. Reading a lot, and then playing an instrument in the orchestra really gets you pinned as a Class A Nerd, which automatically leads people to thinking that you’re never casual, or fun, and that you listen to Beethoven and Bach and Chopin all the time.
Now, I’m not saying that I hate classical music, too. No, I can appreciate good music when I hear it, but it isn’t really my forte.
What I do like to listen to also falls under the instrumental category, and those are movie soundtracks! I listen to Harry Potter, Noah (2014), Pirates of the Caribbean, The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings (What’s really intriguing about those movies is that the books were written by the same author, and the soundtracks were composed by the same man.), and other random movies that I’ve never even seen. Well, technically, the only movies on that list that I’ve seen are the Harry Potter movies and Noah, but that’s irrelevant.
Another thing about reading a lot: It really gets you thinking. Reading has really built up my personality and my way of thinking. A style that I’m surprised to say that I find relaxing is punk rock, rock, and even alternative music. I’ll listen to My Chemical Romance, Green Day, and other bands like Nirvana and Panic! at the Disco on occasion.
See, I really like the songs I listen to (With words, at least.) to mean something. Now, I’m not saying that popular music doesn’t mean anything. Of course those artists like to convey their feelings through their music. I’m not ripping on them, just the style of pop/popular music. One of the songs that I really like is Cancer by My Chemical Romance. See, one of the things I like about rock bands is that you don’t really need to watch a crappy lyric video (I HATE those!) or read the lyrics off of some website to learn them. Please, just listen to that song right there. I love it.
Thank you guys so much for reading, I hope some of you can sympathize with all of these points I’ve brought up today. Have a nice weekend!