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.

1 comment:

  1. Sunny, I find your ideas about music very interesting. I as well see many people arguing over which type of music is best, but it can’t be answered. Everyone has their own personal preference, and you can’t say that their music is bad, because they like it. All you can acknowledge is the type of music you like best, and the types you don’t like as much, and try to relate to others tastes. I personally find that when I am listening to the radio in the car, I too enjoy listening to the top 40s. However, when I am listening to songs on my own iPod or Pandora Radio I prefer more relaxed music. For example two of my favorite artists are Ingrid Michaelson and Jack Johnson. I also listened to the song you posted and I like it a lot. In the topic of books, I too feel like I never have time to read anymore! I really like reading but the school year is just so hectic, that haven’t been able to get into a good book lately! I also couldn’t agree more with your comments on social networking! Against my will, facebook is the most distracting part of my day, and often adds to my procrastination. I try to warn myself not to go online, but it hardly ever works. I often wish there was no such thing as facebook, but then I realize how interesting it is, and how beneficial it is in communication. There are definitely positive and negative aspects to social networking.