04 April 2009

What's that noise?


So I'm reading a thread on Ravelry, and someone referenced a video, YouTube, Liam, "You can't text-breakup," and instead of funny I find it vaguely disturbing.

Here lately I'm feeling "out of touch," or, "I'm too old for this!" After all, I'm almost 50 (Okay, first I have to finish being 48, then I'll be 49 for a year, then I'll be 50, but I'm young enough that, to my way of thinking, 48 might as well be 50! Figure that one out.), so some of what 20-somethings and 30-somethings are listening to and watching ...just doesn't work for me.

No, I'm not stuck in the Loretta Lynn / Glenn Campbell / Buddy Holly era (or Elvis <holds nose>); I have a couple Alanis Morisette CDs, some Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Skunk Anansie...

Truth is, I haven't been listening to music at all lately. My CDs, including the ones I just mentioned, are dusty. I am much more likely to turn the radio off when it's on than on when it's off. This could be due to the fact where I live there isn't a decent radio station besides NPR, and only about a quarter of the music NPR plays doesn't grate on my nerves.

So why don't I get satellite radio? 'Cause I'm a cheapskate. Why don't I listen to radio-on-the-computer? Too lazy to figure it out. It comes down to this: I'd just as soon listen to the baseboard heater clicking, my fingers on the keyboard, the chair squeaking, cats galloping around the house, birds outside singing. Music has ceased to be important to me.

How sad. Or is it?


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