For a lot of people, music is a big part of daily life. Music fills their life from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to sleep, and almost every moment in-between.
In my younger days, I used to be one of those people.
Pre-internet age, there was the radio, vinyl record, cassette tape player, and cd player to fill your days with music.
But I’m just your average pop music fan enjoying my chill sounds, not some DJ wannabe learning the ropes using a dual cd player.
When I turn on the radio, I would tune in to stations that played a lot of music and with minimal talk. I recorded songs on the radio. It’s always about the sound of music. I don’t care what you say about it.
Although I’m not much of a concert-goer, live music will always be number one. There’s just something so positively magical about the energy of live music. When you see musicians play live, you get the full-blown experience of their music by seeing the raw passion and emotion behind what they are playing.
I don’t know if it has something to do with age, but as I grew older I listened less. Or maybe there’s something wrong with me, haha. But I can’t work with music in the background, especially when I’m writing.
These days I listen to music, mostly on weekends, purposely to relax. I like to listen to music that reduces the daily stress of life. But relaxing music doesn’t necessarily mean nice, slow music, or instrumental music. I love to listen to familiar music, and that means ‘70s to ‘80s music. The music I grew up with. I prefer speakers over headphones so I can turn up the volume without hurting my ears too much.
For me, music just makes every moment of the day better. Whether it’s cleaning the bedroom, ironing clothes, helping cook dinner or just lying down enjoying a lazy weekend, listening to great music keeps everything fun and easy.