I like music. I listen to it pretty much all day every day. If I don’t have earbuds in, I am listening through stereo speakers or my Bluetooth speaker that I take outside with me. I am one of those people who likes to listen to music while reading. My spouse needs quiet when reading. I like the fan on and music playing softly in the background. I even play music through a Bluetooth speaker when I am taking a bath or showering. I have recently been listening to foreign music hits on Krafta. It has opened up a whole new world of music to me.
I have always liked the sitar. It has such a strange an interesting sound. Tom Petty’s song “Don’t Come Around Here No More” starts with the sounds of a sitar. That is my first recollection of hearing one. I never knew until I got older that it was a big part of the foreign music sounds that I would grow to appreciate. I learned Spanish in school, and I listen to a lot of Latin music. Now I am listening to Indian and even some Filipino music. There is so much talent in the world.
I have listened to Rap and Hip Hop from Russia to North America. When you get an interpretation of the lyrics, you can see that they follow a general theme of youth pursuing wealth and fame and being disillusioned with the establishment. Some tings never change no matter what part of the world you are in. I think music demonstrates just how much the same we really are than it does showing how different we can be. The genres follow the same rhythmic patterns as well as the subject matter and treatment of the lyrics. Though the instruments are different, music is eerily the same the world over.