My taste in music tends to flit back and forth between all different kinds of genres, depending on the time of year and my state of mind. But after a while, I’ve come to the realization that I probably enjoy indie music the most. Or maybe it’s not always INDIE, indie music, but a lot less known bands. Or maybe it’s just music that sounds like it should be in “Where the Wild Things Are”!
One of the perks of liking indie music is that a lot of bands put their stuff up for free so people can get it and spread the word. Lots of music, some actually really top-notch stuff, and it’s all for free? Outstanding.
Music always sounds 50 x better blasting on my speakers at home than through my laptop in my dorm room.
is much more fun when you have somebody who plays guitar along with you! But the sad part is the bass line is usually something moderately simple, so even though you can learn it pretty fast, the other person has to take time to learn their part.
Also, not that many bass lines are really distinct and distinguishable, so even when you play by yourself, you don’t get that same thrill that makes you say, “HEY - I’m making music!” as when you play guitar.
On a side note, musicians tend to get arthritis in their hand(s) with age. If I keep it up, maybe I’ll get arthritis in both my foot and my hand. Hah. Too soon?
I’ve noticed that when I get bored, I find myself sorely tempted to spend all my money buying things online.
For a while now, I’ve been looking at a lot of indie music that I like, and it’s hard not to go and blow $8-10 on a bunch of albums through itunes. I always prefer getting the hard copy of a CD, but itunes is just so convenient! I suppose I’ll wait to see if I can get it in stores somewhere (though I think the more indie a band supposedly is, the harder it is to find their album anywhere D:).
If not, I may just end up on making a bunch of purchases on amazon once spring break is over. I’d wait until after spring break because I know that people are going to want to go out, and I know it’s not going to be fun on my wallet.