A friend/date/nosy professor asks to look through your music collection. Consider the following:
What song, artist, or album would you want them to find? Maybe you feel like it represents your taste well, is something you want to share, or you just feel like it makes you look cool. Why?
What song, artist, or album would you want to quickly and discreetly delete before handing it over? Is anything embarrassing, outdated, or undignified? Why?
If you don’t have a stand-out either way, why not?
How representative is our musical taste of who we are? How important do you consider it to be when you are getting to know somebody?
Week 5 Journal
Music really is something universal. No matter what place we are in, what time it is, or with whom we are, music will always have room between us. If someday my date asks to look through your music collection, I would be happy to share my preferences with them because the music taste of someone really tells a lot about the person. We can ask the person a million questions about is her favorite food, color, best friend, family, vacations, job, profession, hobby, and many more. But musical taste will always have its own unique answer about the psychological and cognitive abilities of the person.
- Song, artist, or album I would want them to find.
I want my date to find out about my favorite artist Taylor Swift. Honestly, she has shaped my life to an enormous degree. My personality and the manner in which I think and process things are also enormously shaped by her. So, if my date finds out that I listen to Taylor Swift, that will assist him with making out a faint structure of who I am. To be unmistakable, I would like my date to find out 3 of Taylor’s albums: “Folklore,” “Evermore,” and “Midnights.” These albums have made me consider my self and have assisted me with identifying my strong and flimsy parts. These albums have made me comfortable with my insecurities and assisted me with being confident with myself and “shake it off.” I believe that my date should feel confident and believe that “Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. Shakers gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake”.
One of the many Taylor Swift songs that I really believe my date should notice is “Anti-hero” from her most ongoing album, “Midnights.” One lyric from this song that really boosted my confidence is:
“It’s me, hi, I’m the problem, it’s me
At tea time, everybody agrees
I’ll stare directly at the sun but never into the mirror
It must be exhausting always rooting for the anti-hero”.
So, I maintain that my date should also recognize and cherish the person he is and not let society tell him otherwise.
- Song, artist, or album would need I will delete before handing it over.
Though I don’t have numerous terrible songs or any song that I might have to stow away or delete going before presenting them to anyone, there are undoubtedly a couple that I want my date not to listen to. The first song I would eliminate from the playlist is “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” from the Abbey Road collection. It’s one of the worst Beatles songs out there. It has these faint, tongue-in-cheek lyrics (that aren’t particularly interesting to the typical listener past a medical student who is destructive strangely) over this irritating tune that sounds like it was made for preschoolers to sing. Paul McCartney wrote it with some more significant significance, but eventually, it was a terrible song, and scarcely anyone sufficiently disapproved of dissecting the lyrics.
The second song that I might want to delete from the playlist is Kanye West’s “Gold Digger.” It could be better for both parties. Assuming the person plays it, he’s saying that he’s modest; in case the young woman plays it, she’s the subject of the song.
I might want to eliminate the third song, “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith. It has entirely questionable lyrics like: “This ain’t love, it’s clear to see/But darling, stay with me.” This slow Sam Smith hit was, for the most part speaking around the charts after its release — and remembering that it’s a painfully beautiful song, it’s seemingly about a doomed relationship that won’t work out. As I might want to think, it is not exactly an optimal energy for your first date.
- Importance of musical taste in knowing one’s personality
Bringing music into our ears can make us leave with a splendid, invigorated demeanor throughout the entire day. The frontal cortex releases dopamine, which helps us with feeling more peppy and really beguiling. Focusing on music constantly can be connected with our personality. For example, it can make us impressive people if we hold on quietly, holding up there persistently, waiting patiently, and standing by listening to prestigious music. It can make us innovative individuals expecting we revolve around dated music, and holding on quietly, zeroing in on non-standard music, can show you are a hermit.
Music can thoroughly change somebody in a day and make someone significantly more accessible and grounded. Music can change our characters genuinely all through the scope of our day. Focusing on music shapes into the specific he is today.