Monday, February 22, 2010

Musing on Music

Music has always been an integral part of my life. Not that I make it on a regular basis or perform or some such stuff like that, but I've always had music in my life. From my earliest memories, I've always had music around me. I've found that music helps me think, lets me relax and/or pumps me up.
Now, I like to listen to a lot of different genres (or styles) of music. Rap and country are not my favorite, but I've found stuff from both that have spoken to me. The genre I listen to the most however, is Rock - Hard Rock, Alternative, Classic Rock, Heavy Metal - I enjoy it all. I also enjoy other genres, pop, jazz, funk, blues, classical and folk, for example.
There is something about rock that speaks to me however. I don't know if it's the use of power chords, or if it's the beat - heck it could even be the lyrics, but there is something primal about rock that speaks to my soul. Some classical music strikes those same chords, but most other styles don't hit on that primal level.
Honestly, it is too difficult for me to put into mere words the effect music has on me. Music compels me to create, it compels me to destroy. There are not words in the English language that are adequate to describe what music is to me.

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