I was in a conversation with a couple of people where none of us knew each other especially well but we were all acquaintances. We were trying to figure out what kind of music everyone probably liked just by the information we had about each other at the time. One person liked kind of punk stuff and another person was into harder, metal music. When it came time to decide what kind of music I like, it was determined that I probably don’t listen to much.
Do I come off as someone without a soul? Of course I listen to music! I listen to music on a near constant basis. I’ve noticed I function poorly if I’m not listening to music. Music often controls how happy or depressed I’m feeling. (I used to get real sad listening to Korn in high school, which is the most embarrassing fact about me.) Now I usually get myself really pumped up listening to stuff (even though I arguably listen to more depressing music, from time to time, now).
Do I look like I’m all business, all the time? Half of the time I’m wearing jeans and a band t-shirt. At this very moment, I’m wearing a band shirt that I haven’t worn in two years because I own so many band shirts, occasionally I lose track of them.
I’m the kind of person who tracks what he listens to for reference and is constantly looking for recommendations.
I love music. I probably love music more than most people. I’m a snob about it. I’m the kind of person who talks about liking bands, “you’ve probably never heard of.” Maybe that’s the problem. A lot of people have no idea what I listen to. Maybe my band t-shirts just look like a bunch of non-sequitur. Minus the Bear, Straylight Run, Circa Survive… those probably mean nothing to most people.
I’ve always been too guarded about myself, perhaps I should let my personality out more.