THEME ARTICLE - "WHY DO WE LIKE MUSIC?" THE EXPERIMENT - I FIND OUT WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS"
I asked 10 different people about their thoughts on why they love music. Some went in depth, some gave simpler explanations. All opinions are valid in this experiment, no opinions for or against by myself, just people who love music. Lets begin...
DAWN reflects on an inspirational song...
"It's not really a genre, but a particular song, "Something Inside So Strong" by Labi Siffre. I had to make a very difficult decision, and it is one I think about every day. This song lifts me up and gets me back on my feet. It makes me want to get out of bed and put one foot in front of the other. It inspires me, keeps me going and tells me that I am still strong."
"Music depends on moods. If you are busy around the kitchen you want lively and upbeat music. Usually this is the 80s music as that's my childhood, but alos more current artists like Bruno Mars. If you are talking with guests or having a meal then you want more subdued songs in the background (although I can't think of an example as I don't enteratin much!). Rock is always in our lives so if we go to a concert it is always Rock, for example, Foo Fighters. I still like 80s Rock and have been to see a few lately such as FM and Dare. Would like to see Def leppard too!"
"Also, if you are in a car and a classic song come on the radio like Simon And Garfunkel or Neil Diamond or 70s stuff, you sing every line at the top of your lungs. This is because it is music your parents liked and you are reminded of the happiness it brought."
My favourite band is Rush, a 3 piece Canadian Rock band. What brought me to love this band was that I could not believe this huge sound was produced by only 3 people! All three, Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitars) and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, lyrics) are all amazingly talented musicians. They also write great songs and have dedicated their lives to music."