Re: Careless listening costs love of music, apparently.
Reply #8 – 2022-10-20 12:30:14
Although as the OP, it may have sounded like I agreed with the article as a whole (not that anyone's insinuated it), I concur only in part with its claims, as I don't particularly think background music listening is detrimental to our appreciation of music. On the contrary:
At a very personal level, just my recollections of those crazy early post-Project-Mayhem* years in the noughties (2002-03), when working in a busy kitchen in trendy London's Turnham Green area, the habit of listening to music while at work, has caused me to, even in a hectic Friday or Saturday evening, find the time to wanting to find out more about whatever artist's unknown tune played in the radio in the kitchen tuned in to London's Virgin (now Absolute) Radio, mostly, and usually very loud (courtesy of a Romanian kitchen porter's, who carried a lot of clout with the head chef). I can therefore say that habit has made me then use music discovery as a way to alleviate the inherent pressure of such job - even more so at said peak hours. So, today, even in a totally different field and the quietness of my home office, I still find the time to, while at work, keep on discovering new artists, albums or B-sides while, as my sig insinuates, still 'enjoying the music' in the process. * veterans over here will get it ;-)
Last Edit: 2022-10-20 12:48:11 by includemeout
Listen to the music, not the media it's on.
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