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.

All American on Spotify

Made in Canva

Since today it’s 4th of July, here is my playlist on Spotify of American music. I know a lot of my readers are from the States. At least that what the stats say. So lay your eyes on this list. It’s my favourite music and I hope it’s one of yours. No matter where you’re from. So happy 4th of July, America!

10 dance songs to listen to

break dance

I listen to all kinds of music and dance is one of them. I like listening to them but not so much dancing. The ’90s was a Euro-disco period so a lot of those are from that period. The list below is my 10 favourite dance songs to listen to. And dance, if you like. These are not in order so number one doesn’t mean it’s my top favourite and so on. I have no special reason why they are my favourite. They just sound good and most of the lyrics I know by heart. Let’s dance (or listen)

  1. Here I go again (E-type)
  2. Don’t stop the music (Rihanna)
  3. Look away (Darude)
  4. Let the dream come true (DJ Bobo)
  5. Waiting for Tonight (Jennifer Lopez)
  6. It’s a rainy day (Ice MC)
  7. I give you my heart (Mr President)
  8. Tears don’t lie (Mark ‘Oh)
  9. Get ready for this (2 unlimited)
  10. Breathe (The Prodigy)

There is a lot more where that came from. I have made a dance list on Spotify if anyone is interested to listen.