Music for my ears

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Music makes my life worth living. It also weakens other noises around you. Like the next-door-neighbour talking or just making other noises. Every other noise other than music disturbs me. I keep the radio on while I sleep, but if I hear talking before I do, it annoys me. I listen to music every day, so you can say it’s my life. I have Spotify Premium, so I can listen to it without ads. Those are annoying. It cost 10.99 euros per month, but that’s better than nothing. I can listen to songs that aren’t played on the radio. All those nostalgic music tunes. Love it.

I still buy CD’s from time to time, because I like the covers and the leaflets that go with them. Without music, movies and TV series wouldn’t be the same. Imagine them without sound. I can’t even. I usually don’t listen to classical music, but when it comes to drama, then it’s the best. My favourite music is 1980s music. We have a radio station that only plays 80s music. Sometimes they play too much of the same though, which can be a bit annoying. They have spoiled a few songs that I used to love, but now I don’t. One of them is ‘Living on a Prayer’ by Bon Jovi. Maybe the radio station doesn’t have the right to play anything else. They do play others song by them too, but especially that song. When I was 18, I went to drivers school and thought I would have a car, so I could blast my favourite songs. But I didn’t finish it. Now when I’m in driving school again and when I get the licence, I probably won’t play music that loud. At least not so everyone else can hear. I hate it when young people drive, and noise is blasting out of their cars. It’s not music, only annoying noise. There are differences between noise and music, you know.

I hardly listen to music outside with headphones, because then you won’t hear the birds singing. You see people with headphones on while they walk or cycle, and they don’t hear or see anything. It can be dangerous to walk like that in traffic. People walk around holding their phones in their hand, and even young kids do that. First of all, it looks silly and secondly you can get hit by a car if you only concentrate on your phone. They usually listen to music, and they don’t stop when they change the music. If I look at my mobile, I stop walking and then put it away. Mobile can’t be that important, so you want to risk your life for it. If you have a death wish, then just go ahead. Music is my life, but I don’t want to jeopardize my health with it. Not forgetting losing my hearing. It’s still good because I haven’t spoilt it in my youth by listening to music too loud. My hearing is so good. I can hear things that aren’t there. Even in a middle of a conversation, I can hear noises in the background. I don’t know if it’s because my hearing is so good or that I’m an introvert.

Music has been part of my life since I was a child. Listening to it and playing instruments. Not good enough to perform with one, but still playing for fun. I’ve tried a lot if different once, but there is one that I really would love to try. That is playing the violin. The only string instrument I have tried is the acoustic guitar, and that was difficult. So the violin must be even harder to learn to play. Maybe one day, I get to try one. Listening to music is more my thing, and I can’t live without it.

End of the year post

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So here we are, the end of the year 2020. Finally, some think. All the bad things aside. There have been good things too. That’s something you can forget when things are bad. I can only speak for myself and what has happened to me.

My year has been good to me. I got a job and I got paid for it. I was then laid off because of the covid restrictions. But then I got back to work. They were experiences I haven’t had before. Getting paid and being laid off. I got those at once. I didn’t suffer from either of them.

In blogging, I got over 1K viewers from March to May. I also got more followers. I don’t know how many since I can’t find stats about that. This is my 7th full blogging year. I haven’t blogged as often as I used to but that just shows I’ve been busy with life. I still got more visitors and viewers than I had before. So it’s not about quantity but about quality.

I also bought a new laptop. I’ve changed from Windows to Mac (MacBook Pro) Then I also bought a new mobile. An iPhone (Apple SE 2020) which goes well with the Mac. Not only that but I also bought a drawing tablet. It’s easier to draw with a pen than a mouse.

When we get to 2021 no one ones what new will happen. I don’t usually plan what I’ll do because it has been proved this year, plans change. No one knows how long this covid will last and will the vaccines work. Next year can become a satire or it can get better. One thing that won’t change is me writing this blog. So thank you all for finding this blog and have a happier new 2021. See you next year.