Sunday, February 22, 2009

I Like All Kinds of Music

I like loud music and soft music and slow music and fast music and "ethnic" sounding music and old fashioned music and jarring, modern music. I like Rock, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Klezmer, Irish, Folk. I also like music that is a little more nondescript and difficult to pin down.

I like Brian Eno's Music for Airports and I think if it was actually played at airports it could be very soothing and calming. Even though this music just sort of hangs langorously in the air like an amorphous cloud, I think this would be preferable to any kind of Muzak sounding music, which isn't really music any more. That's a perversion of music, whatever the original genre. It doesn't matter what the music once was, once it's been pushed and stretched and squeezed and beaten into a different shape, it no longer fits.

This has a nice shape. This has a nice tone. This fits.

Have a soothing Sunday.

2 comments:

eve saraswati said...

Seeing your profile....I love the way you expressed your life right now. Hope someday i will be too...
Btw, i have website of ethnical music, perhaps you want to see it sometimes.
http://www.ethnicmusics.info

Laura said...

Thanks for visiting Eve!

I did check out your site--there were very interesting instruments in the pictures. I bet the musicians make wonderful music.

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