Day 28. I have many playlists on Spotify. I have the premium one, so no ads. I collected some of them myself, and then there are This is (name of the band/singer) playlists. At the moment, This is Kylie Minogue. I usually listen to the whole playlist and then start with another one. Sometimes I listen to albums. It’s all about the music, so no podcasts for me.
I like all kinds of music, except heavy metal and classical music. Most of my favourite genres are pop and rock. I love 80s music the most, but I also like some newer ones. But don’t ask me about new artists because I’m more into bands and artists that have been around for years. I don’t follow the music industry that much anymore. I used to when I was younger, but I stopped when my interests changed. Music is my life, and I couldn’t live without it. I listen to it every day. If it’s not on my mobile, it’s from the radio. It would be too quiet if it wasn’t on. I own a lot of CDs too, and I still buy them. Which reminds me, I should listen to Duran Duran’s new album, Future Past. If I could listen to only one playlist for the rest of my life, it would be Duran Duran. I can’t wait to see them in concert on my birthday this year.
If you have Spotify, you can see the playlists on my profile.
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.
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!