Music I think is a great medium. It’s a great way to lose yourself and get you can thus get away from the madness of it all.
I have my iPod whenever I am on the move and it is normally on ‘shuffle’ mode. So I can go from a smooth, quiet track with catchy riffs to a heavy track with a stronger bass. The variety of music allows me to have many different feelings throughout the duration of my time out.
Music, albums and songs can bring back memories about the good times and bad times such as ‘The ‘Rose by Bette Midler. This song reminds me of a sad time at school. The Wombat’s album ‘A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation’ brings me back to memories of being in Sixth Form at school.
I also sometimes like to chill out by playing a soundtrack album from a film such as The Hobbit, Lord of The Rings and Harry Potter. I really like their calming melodies. And in some of them you can really picture yourself in the scene when the music is being played.
Going to gigs and hearing live music is also an amazing experience. My first gig was seeing REM and Feeder in London when REM were touring their ‘Around The Sun’ record. One of my favourite gigs was when I went to see The Wombats. It was such a small venue but the atmosphere was great and their set contained all their catchy songs. In 2012, I saw Blink 182 on their ‘Neighbourhoods’ world tour and then Green Day’s ‘¡UNO!, ¡DOS! and ¡TRÉ!’ world tour in 2013. In September 2015, I went to possibly the best gig of them all – Foo Fighters ‘Sonic Highways’ world tour at Milton Keynes Bowl. The performance and atmosphere was like no other that I had been to before. Next up, I am going to see Coldplay on their ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ world tour in June 2016 at Wembley Stadium. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am! 😀
People normally go back to their childhood when it comes to music. In my case, it’s the 1990s. So I grew up with listening to Steps, Five and being a teenager. In the 00’s (or noughties) I was listening to Linkin Park and Fallout Boy in particular.
I still like buying physical CDs because I like seeing a hard copy of an album artist’s work rather than viewing it as a digital image on the Internet or on iTunes.