I love eighties music. I also love seventies music. Throw a sprinkle of sixties in there, and you've got my playlist!
My family loves to listen to music. We think that good music isn't worth listening to if it's not high quality. Having good speakers really does make a difference.
Although I'm young, I've never really felt drawn to today's music style. In general, I feel it's too noisy. I swear I'm not trying to be "different" and separate myself from my generation. I just don't feel connected to the music. I think the fact that I grew up listening to older music was a big influence to what I listen to now. One of the albums that I've known since I can remember is "Rumours" by Fleetwood Mac. I know every single one of those songs so well, and I really think they're some of the best pieces of music out there.
To be clear, I am no music expert. I played piano for about four years from ages six to ten, but I couldn't stick to it. I wanted to be playing Mozart and Beethoven and all these beautiful classic songs, but it obviously isn't that easy. People who are at that level probably enjoyed getting there (you know, the whole "journey not the destination" type of thing), but I wasn't. It was tedious and I hated practicing. Later on, when I was around eleven, I decided to try clarinet. I did that for about a year and then the same thing happened. I stopped when it began to be less fun and more like a task. Obviously, you can't just stop doing things in life when they aren't fun anymore, but when you're younger, the general idea is that you're always happy.
So, playing music wasn't really my thing. But I definitely appreciate music and people who can play instruments or compose music very much. Music, especially older music, is something that is just always there. When I do my homework and I just want to focus, I've got my headphones in. When I'm in school and the classroom is eerily silent because of concentrating kids, my music is there. If I just want to sit and think or stare at the clouds, I've got some music. In restaurants and grocery stores, they've got music to create more of a community feeling.
Music is one of the great unifiers. There's music for every type of mood, and more importantly, there's music for every type of person. For me, I like soft music that doesn't distract you, but kind of merges into your mood with it's melody. These types of songs usually have meaning. They make you think. It can be an obvious, direct meaning, or something more abstract and heavy.
Music just makes you feel good! Love songs, jazz music, emo music, pop music, good ol' rock n' roll- they all have personality, and people are drawn to music when there is nothing else. There isn't any work involved. You just play the song.....and revel in it's art.