Ok. so. I get home about 6.45 last night, whack the stereo on, tuned to xfm from the morning (moyles was annoying me).
songs i heard in a five to ten minute period:
Juice Box - the strokes
Bet you look good... monkey boys
walk away - franz
all songs that i have critically dissected and roundly derided in company in the last couple of weeks, and that normally i would probably have little or no reaction to. However, last night i was dancin around my room, singing along and thoroughly enjoying them all. What was different?
The only thing i can think of is that i was in an exceptionally good mood last night. which, makes me wonder (because i'm feeling mildly pretentious this morning):
how much of your appreciation of music is based on the actual quality of the music, and how much on your mood, or the time and place you heard it, context, etc. etc.? is there any such thing as 'good' music, or is it all to do with your environment and how you personally interpret it at any one time? could every song be perfect, if you could just catch it at exactly the right moment for you?
no, i'm not a music student or writing an essay - just musing cos i'm the only one in the office today. ;)