Music to me is so special and important. Whoever says that music doesn't affect them is either downright crazy or is lying. This is my opinion on the matter...I have been on both sides of the spectrum. I have listened to music (and maybe sometimes still do...SOMETIMES) that we have been advised not to listen to. What can I say? I love hip hop and rap! I love to dance and it definitely gets me moving, you know? Anyway, I have noticed that at times when I listen to music that is has less than appropriate lyrics (edited, of course), I become more rebellious in a way (me, rebellious? I know...you have no idea!). Okay, so maybe I'm not going to rob a bank or anything, but I have noticed that I become more aggressive, more defensive, and downright crabby. And I KNOW it is because of my music. On the other side, when I listen to more calming and happier music (i.e. Josh Groban, Colbie Callait, Coldplay, etc.) I AM happier. This is especially evident when I am driving. I know this might be hard for you to picture (or easy, if you've ever been in the car with me) but when I am listening to rap, rock, or anything a little more hardcore, I am like the most aggressive driver ever! I am yelling at cars to move out of my way, I tailgate, and I feel like I'm always in a hurry to get somewhere. But when I listen to the good stuff, I am calm and I am a more curteous driver. Maybe it is just me who is making all of this up in my head, but I really don't think so. It's just something I've noticed in my short earthly existence.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Posted by Katie at 11:33 PM
Sunday, January 4, 2009
So, maybe this is too personal a thing to blog about, but I'm going to do it anyway. It's a subject that has been on my mind in light of recent events. Let me start out by saying that I KNOW I AM NOT OLD! The young age of almost 24 probably does not warrant this complaining session, but considering my surroundings, I'm going to do it anyway.
Posted by Katie at 1:00 AM