MNQ | Monday’s Noontide Query: Music [A Bit Belated]
Going over my music library, I noticed I’ve got a lot of classical stuff, including a collection of a Balinese musical drama enactment of the ancient Ramayana epic of India, and the usual Western-style classical recordings.
There’s even a collection of Bulgarian folk music deep in my music files, sung in(*drum roll*)Bulgarian, which is really cool and sounds awesome, even if I don’t speak the language.
I’ve got several albums by Greydon Square, both incredibly entertaining and very useful when I’m in a mood to write something angry — his stuff is different from most in getting other regions of my brain working than is usually the case when I listen to music.
Atheist hip-hop… Grand Unified Theory!
My tastes in music can veer toward lyrically-light emotionally evocative pieces, and take away my skeptic card, but I sometimes likes me some New-Agey and Alternative/Electronica style music, including from such artists as Yanni, Enigma, Delerium, and Enya.
There was a time that I listened to Christian rock, even as an atheist, or perhaps more of an apatheist, though eventually I lost interest in most examples of the genre.
Right now the only examples of that genre I bother with are some of U2′s recent work, and a bunch of CDs from groups I’ve never heard of before.
In a society with rapid cultural change, my tastes in music flow along the river of time, and I sometimes use it to inspire my occasional fits of writing…
What sort of music if any do you find entertaining, inspiring, annoying, disturbing, or evocative? Why?
MNQ is a question that I pose to you, my readers, and is posted each Monday, normally at 12:00 PM. Do feel free to comment, and don’t worry yerselves overmuch… I’m not an ogre and I don’t bite…much.