Right now sitting in my room, listening to Sara Bareilles’s new Album-‘Kaleidoscope’,quite interesting in terms of lyrics.Perfect those numb days when all you want to do is just stare out the window and would like to just go on with your own business for the rest of the day.(Also Recommended for someone who has broken up or debating with themselves about a relationship)
To me music is most important to help me through the moods,may it be sheer happiness,the stabbing pain of a heartache,the revengeful feeling thereafter,the rush through getting ready for work,when out on a jog…in short infinite situations.(Oh and not to forget when posing in front of the mirror in goods from a shopping spree…common don’t grin I know you do it too).Some people including me have a playlist for the Metro,the Bus ride or when rushing through airport for a flight.And yes technology is going as far as it can to make music so portable that it’s there with you everywhere.There are some artists that can take you to places even though you may or may not have been there.For example take two diverse artists like ‘Kings of Leon’ and ‘Everything but the Girl’,I have always associated them with walking through the damp alleys of Brooklyn.Ella Fitzgerald transports you back into one of those jazz bars,where a whirlwind romance is about to begin.
Music has the indefinable power to deal with a situation and some artists have the most perfect lyrics,like they were invisible shadows studying you and BAM!!…there comes the song just made for you.When you want to read,paint,cook,through unemployment,feeling frisky and maybe you are just crushing or longing for that person,there is one for every possible thing.Have you noticed how key music is to fill in the gaps or empty silences of everyday life like before your flight takes off,during a meal at restaurant when you are between rather boring people or conversations,or provides company when alone in a bar….(ok I am going into an overdrive with examples).Its funny how one artist always leads you to discovery of another.
There are times when people make conversation and ask you ‘So what kind of Music do you like?’Inside my mind I go ‘HUH’,do they really have the time to listen and are they really that interested?It’s rather weird to answer a question like that,cause today I may like Marshall Mather’s alter ego-Eminem,some other day it would be Fleetwood Mac….The Beach Boys….Nickel Back….and sometimes Van Morrison.It would really be difficult for me to be loyal to one genre.I agree some people have very definite musical tastes,but personally I love experimenting with my musical tastes like a Chef.The same feeling when you know how to do your perfect burger with the fries and at the same time that gourmet sauce.Same thing as when someone asks you,which is your favorite pair of shoes?To the girls…Can you really pick?However I do agree musical preferences also depend on the age group and background one comes from.So that would be a discussion on a totally different level altogether.
Somehow for me it has always been difficult to confine my audio preferences into a single word.Music to me is like infinite universe,that one can escape to and I love my rat pack,the cheesy 80’s and 90’s pop,house,R’N’B,jazz,bollywood,indie rock,alternate rock,trance and the endless choices to the ears.And hey whatever works for you and helps you get through a day.