I don't think anyone here, or even my family, notices how much I love music. Music, whether it's on radio, on your Ipod, on your mp3 player, or even from your video game, it can take you to another place without you getting out of your chair.
Music can make you feel happy, angry, sad, sleepy, energetic, and just about every emotion. Music can make you smile, laugh, frown, and cry. No matter what mood you're in, you'll be able to find a song that relates to your mood and maybe even to what you are going through. From being a happy person singing about the joys of life, or being heartbroken over a break-up, or sad over a death of someone, music can share those feeling and emotions, but can also bring hope and comfort.
An example is a song that many probably know, "The Great Gig In the Sky" by Pink Floyd. It's a song about death, and the pain it leaves behind. At the same time, though, it brings the message "Why should I be afraid of dying? There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime". This may not bring comfort to all, but it's a good way to look at death. We're all going to go, so why spend all of your life worrying about it? This song was also used in this amazing Asteroid Impact video, which is actually how I first discovered the song. Now, imagine that this video was silent, no music. You would still see the impact, but would you "feel it"? Probably not. But with this fitting music, you feel as if the event is really happening and how you would feel as you await what comes next. Music is powerful, and it moves you.
Of course, I don't like every single piece of music that I hear. I like music that relaxes you, brings back memories, makes you happy, relates to you. I personally do not get that feeling from music such as gangster rap, heavy metal, and hard rock. But if you do, that's wonderful. Another great thing about music is that there's so many different kinds and we all have different tastes, just like food. It doesn't mean that it's bad, per say, but that my tastes just don't match with that genre. But there's music for everyone, no matter what age or gender. Wouldn't life be boring if we all liked the exact same type of music and songs?
Video game music is not often thought of as a genre, but I believe that it is. In fact, I think video game music should be played on the radio, because it has the same purpose that any other type of music has, and it sounds just as good if not better in some cases. I obviously can't give all of the great video game soundtracks here, but I'll name one of my favorites. All three versions of the classic Sonic 3D Blast game have some of the best soundtracks I have heard. I personally prefer but the more modern Saturn and PC soundtrack, but if you prefer the Genesis soundtrack then that's fine too. From the soothing tune of Rusty Ruins to the Christmas-like tune of Diamond Dust, these tunes bring back much nostalgia even though I didn't play this game in the 90's. It doesn't really matter, though, because it's like I did, and it still takes me back to those childhood days of playing Sonic and Mario games.
Another type of music I enjoy is Smooth Electronica, or a mix of Drum & Bass and Downtempo. Usually with no lyrics, this music just makes you relax and takes you to a relaxing place. It's great to listen to at night before you sleep or whenever you're feeling stressed. While this music is usually slow and calming, there can be some energetic and happy tunes too. A song that really relates to me is how I felt when my father died, and still do. Trentemoller's "Miss You" perfectly describes how a person feels when they lose a loved one. I still miss you, and always will.
Music really is important to me, and I listen to it often. Its something that never gets old no matter how many times you listen to it. I hope you enjoy music as much as I do. Please feel free to list your favorite tunes, and how much they mean to you.