Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I'm not that much into music


Never have been probably never will be. Not sure why. But I got a crazy reminder of it when Chris and I went to a Play this month called The Seafared by Conor McPherson at Artist Repertory Theatre. The play, which is about 4 Irish men, drinking, gambling and the devil, has an odd line in it from the fellow who apparently is "The" Devil. Someone turns the music on and he cringes and says he can't really hear it and that it annoys him and he asks if someone could just turn it off. Which made me wonder, am I the Devil?


Now I don't really think that music anoys me or that I can't hear it, well most if it anyway. I'm mostly just indifferent. I don't own an iPod and the CD's of my music would fit in a shoe box. I only have 2 points in time that my musical tastes come from. The first is when I was 10 (1973) and it was what my parents were listening to on records and the radio and again when I was a teen (1976-1981) in a small town that didn't have a record store or local radio station. What filtered into our small Oregon logging community was always years behind the trend. So I like the beatles, Peter Paul & Mary, Simon & Garfunkle, Harry Chapin, Jim Croce, Carol King, Elton John, and John Denver. I also like Kenny Rodgers, Cher, Don McLean, a few others that had hits in those years.
Most of the time I prefer silence to music. I listen to the car radio with top 40 hits from the past as background music most of the time. Once in a great while some song will come along that grabs me and I listen to it for a while but then I always go back the silence. I'm just not a music culture person. I prefer movies and television as my cultural interest I guess?

3 comments:

YamFu said...

Jeff,
Tell the nice people about your Pink obsession. Yeeeaaaah...Pink...uh-huh. We are still BFF's right? :-D

Quin said...

When you get paid to think, sometimes it is hard to hear the sounds of the gears meshing over the din of music. For some people's thought processes music is lube, for others: sand.
The above has nothing to do with you being the devil of course...
...Hmmm, it would explain a lot...
Well, I'll have to ask your flying monkeys if you are the real deal sometime.

The Frog Queen said...

Don't we all feel very sorry for me :)