Underground vs Mainstream Music

March 11, 2017

Okay, so I love me some mainstream music. I will never be so pretentious as to judge others for their personal taste in music.

(There are enough trash types who do this all on their own.)

While I do love a bunch of popular stuff, when it comes down to the nitty gritty, I tend towards some lesser known musical artists, most notably electronica and the like.

On one hand, I want my faves to have all the success they deserve, and to get the compensation associated with success. On the other, I get this bizarre feeling of satisfaction knowing that my faves are still underground and it feels a bit like I have a secret, when I hear one of the songs only I know, at a public venue.

How do people who have no musical inclination whatsoever (I heard this one nut job say he doesn’t like music) wake up in the morning? If you don’t care  about music, what is there to live for? 😏

No, seriously, I’m asking.

 


Speaking of music

February 5, 2017

I have this thing where, when I’m inconsolable or just completely distraught, a few select tracks played on repeat can pull me off the ledge. No point in listing them all here, as they fall under the umbrella of lesser known music, including some underground electronica and acid jazz.

But here’s one:

 

It’s pretty amazing that music can pick me up the way it can.  I was literally sobbing one night with no hope of stopping, and through my tears (because I just wanted the despair to go away already), I turned one of my tracks on. It was like drinking a fast-acting elixir. Like medicine for my soul. I’m slightly baffled that this methodology is so effective for me, but as a music lover, I adore this concept.

What’s your go-to when you’re sad?