Music. I love it! Music is just part of who I am. When I started college, I chose to major in Piano Performance. Playing the piano, accompanying, and listening to and discovering new music was my life. I defined myself by music. Then during sophomore year, I suffered a permanent wrist injury and had to change majors. Anyway, all this to say that music is an integral part of my life.
When I am down, two different kinds of music cheer me up. Sometimes I just need cheerful, uplifting, happy music. Something with a beat, like Usher or Taio Cruz. Or something soothing like Coldplay or Jason Mraz. Or my current standby anytime favorites Maroon 5 and OneRepublic.
But sometimes I just need to really explore my sadness. Why am I down? So I listen to darker music, like Linkin Park and Evanescence. Or any song that really fits what I am going through.
So that is my rather embarrassing confession of music that I listen to when I am down. When I am happy, just about anything that isn’t most country, Gregorian chants, Miley Cyrus, or highly repetitive goes. I love discovering new and indie music. I also enjoy most (though less and less) popular radio. Music affects my moods. I like it. Music and I are great friends!