Has anyone heard any good music lately? In the last year I’ve liked the new Arcade Fire album and the Mumford and Son’s album. I bought the Black Keys album and Muse album and they were a little disappointing. There were lots of singles here and there, but no other ones that made me want to buy.
I love music. I wish I was a musician. I’ve done lots of music lessons over the years. Classical guitar. Some folk guitar. Several years of piano. I like playing, but I haven’t done much of it lately. Barely any at all in the last few years.
I don’t have any musical talent though. I’ve got decent rhythm – not great. I can carry a tune, but that is the extent of my ear. I can’t harmonize. I can’t pick out a melody on the piano. I can’t figure out the chord that goes with a certain phrase.
That is what I mean about the difference between myself and a musician. I could pick up a guitar and piano and some sheet music and follow along, but I couldn’t make music or just jam.
I still sing. I sing in the car. I sing along with Guitar Hero. If I attended church more often, I would sing there too. I miss driving to work because I can’t sing on the bus. I’m not much of a singer either. My voice is fine, but my range is limited. I barely have a full octave. That sucks. It is perfect for singing in a car though.
I can’t really envision a life without music any more than I can a life without reading.
Hmm – I ran out of things to say there pretty quickly.