Music, Books, and Time Wasting

There have been a lot of things on my mind lately. In short three things have been coming up: music tastes, books, and social media.

In music taste, I’ve been finding that my friends have been arguing how their taste in music is completely and better than any other music. However, what I find weird is that their justification of it is that it is just because the opposing taste is just more “lame”. I don’t really find that response credible. What I think is that a certain genre of music can’t really be classified as better as another genre because everything is subjective in the sense that what appeals to one, might not appeal to another person. One can’t say rap is worse than rock because it doesn’t follow rock’s pattern, but it is a completely different genre. I still to alternative and experimental bands, but I occasionally divert myself and listen to whatever is playing on the top 40s. If you want some recommendations from my taste, I recommend Florence and the Machine and The Shins. Here’s Florence’s hit single : (http://www.vevo.com/watch/florence-and-the-machine/dog-days-are-over-2010-version/GBUV71000249)

In terms of literature, I’ve been trying to read (but I’m awfully busy right now), Paper Towns by John Green, and Sophie’s World Jostein Gaarder. They are both wonderful books. Paper Towns is a fantastically humorous, and subtly sorrowful, tale of boy meets girl. Sophie’s World is a take on a girl’s journey towards philosophy. I’ve been also reading a lot of poems from slammer Taylor Mali (www.taylormali.com). He’s got really nice touching poems, but rowdy language is in some of them, so be wise.

Also another thing is social media, and I’ve been remarking how nice the features of social networks bring us together, but it is so distracting. I find myself wasting time on blogging sites, and Facebook, with a care of other people’s lives more than what I’m supposed to be doing. It’s almost like a drug addicting, but I digress. My point is that while social media is very friendly, it’s easy to get sucked into and waste time with it.