I said I loved you… but I lied

August 2, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

I spend about 16 hours per week in the car.  Too much music overloads my brain, so I’m always on the lookout for good podcasts.  Everyone seems to rave about NPR, so I figured their “Story of the Day” podcast would be a good way for me stay mildly entertained and informed at the same time.

Today’s story (day 3) was about how teleportation could become a reality.  They even gave the obligatory nod to Star Trek.  At first, I thought it was a joke.  It had to be a joke, right? Right?  Well, I slowly realized that they were dead serious.   Thus ends my 3-day run with the NPR “story of the day” podcast.

I also had a run with audio books, but I’m kind of sick of those as well.  I zone out so often, it is hard to keep focus and I get tired of constantly rewinding.  Part of the problem is that I don’t want to have to be focused.  With all the other demands in the life, I need a break from having to stay too mentally engaged.

For the most part, I am back to music.  I am quickly learning a few things about music.

#1.  It is good to keep it fresh.  A song that meant something to you in 2005, probably won’t have the same meaning in 2010.  Some songs just lose their juice.  It’s like chewing gum that has been in your mouth for a long time.  You can just tell when its time is up and you need a break.

#2.  Too much fresh music at once can be overwhelming.  I bought a ton of new music a week ago.  Half of the time, I don’t even know who is singing the songs I’m listening to.   It’s like going to a new school where you don’t know anyone.  Nothing is familiar.  I don’t even know where the bathrooms are.  This isn’t necessarily a good thing either.

#3.  Everyone likes certain artists, and they are ashamed to admit it.  I don’t care if it is Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber or the Backstreet Boys.  I take that back.  Some people aren’t ashamed to admit it.  And that makes them larger than life.

Who is your guilty pleasure when it comes to music?  My guess is that it’s this guy:

Time for your daily dose of passion:

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