Music reflects you. Music shows your personality. At least, that’s what they say.
The genre of a song shows the attitude of the listener. From a song that you listen, you tend to talk or act like it.
Some people love rock, while others prefer indie.
Some love pop, while others prefer Britpop.
Some love the 80’s, while others prefer the 50’s.
Some love alternative rock, while others prefer rap.
Some love punk, while others prefer nasyid.
One of my housemates told me,
‘dulu aku dengar lagu metal, perangai aku kurang ajar gila.’
If listening to metal songs make you kurang ajar,then what would a rap song do to you? Becoming a criminal or high in potential of committing suicide ? I don’t listen to any of those.
An indie music lover tend to becoming an independent person. They love to express their feeling towards the world, the society, the politics and so. Indie genre is a unique genre. They may be rock, they maybe pop or so. What I love about indie genre is that the songs are not the everybody-know-and-oh-so-popular songs. Indie songs rarely air in national radio stations. XFM(used to be xfresh.fm) is the only one radio station in Malaysia that airs the indie genre music and supports 100% Malaysian music(at least that is what they used to be once upon a time ago when I was one of the fanatics of xfresh.fm. what happened to them now eh? I just know that they changed name and the deejays. that’s it. The possibility of me listening to XFM here with a sucky internet speed is like..0%).
Ballads are okay. Not my favourite but I still can live with it. Ballad lovers have this jiwang side of them. Ballads are more to love songs. Which are not my type of lagu teman study. Mengantuk weih dengar lagu jiwang.hoho(no offence taken ok?hee). It’s not that I hate this genre. I listen to them while browsing the internet whaatttt…or..when I feel jiwang(which rarely happen! thank you very much)
I don’t actually know the differences between pop rock and rock. And between pop rock and pop. From what I discovered, those who love ballads, love pop juga kot? (suka hati aku je buat teori sendiri. Correct me if I’m wrong.hehe). one time, I like this song so much, I found out it’s a pop rock song. Next time, I like another song which is more likely the song I used to like before, but then it appears to be a rock song. Confuse weih confuse!!
I listen to almost every genre. And I will favour one genre to another according to the mood, according to the situation, according to week, etc.
1 week, I will listen to only Chinese songs and will love lee hom head to toe the whole week. Will go youtube stalking him. Will adore him so much that even my roommate, I think, can puke blood of hearing too much of me adoring lee hom’s story. From lee hom, I will go to gary chao, guang liang, jay chao, FIR, SHE etc etc. After getting bored with the asyik ulang-ulang of Chinese songs, I will change to the sweet songs, to some indies, to some rocks, to some 90’s.
There’s OST week for me, malay songs week, top chart week etc, etc. this is what happened when there’s no interesting radio stations I can listen to, or the web radio stations are just useless for me with this sucky internet.
I listen to songs according to my mood. Whenever I can’t study and the exam is like tomorrow. I prefer to listen to the keluar anak tekak or those semangat songs. My favourites would me over you by chris daughtry, gemuruh by faizal tahir, situasi by bunkface, stay the same by joey mcintyre , long before rock and roll by Mando Diao.
I can’t study without music. My brain will go down to the memory lane or some wonderland if there’s no music accompanying me. But the songs should be in a very low volume. If you can hear every single word of a song through my headphone, do not disturb me, because I won’t be in the mood of talking for the ‘weih kenapa apa yang aku belajar ni tak masuk-masuk otakkkkk???’ syndrome.
My roommate and I had this lagu pagi-pagi (used to,last year). They were avenged sevenfold’s seize the day and hanson’s I will come to you. There’s no lagu pagi-pagi this year as my classes start real early, and there’s no time to listen to some songs because I tend to wake up late these days. Half more hour and the class will start, makan pun sikit je. Yes, saya tak mandi kalau lambat ke kelas. Hee. There, I said it. Hohoho.
I have trouble sleeping nowadays. My eyes are still blinking even though it’s already 3 am, and even though the day I had was a very tiring one. I think I’m becoming an insomniac. I have to force myself to get some noon sleep (no,not nap)some more. That too, a very troublesome one. I have to put on some soothing songs, with a very slow volume, and poof, I will sleep soundly. I won’t be able to have my noon sleep without them. Menyusahkan, I know. I also hope this insomnia thingy can go away faster. shoh shooohhh!!!
When I walk alone, I listen to my mp3. When I travel, I have to bring along my mp3. When I get bored of the boring-hard-to-understand lectures, I will plug my ears with songs. Whenever I get stressed, I scream out the effing loud songs that I was listening. When I drive, it’s a must to have music along. When the mood is not with me too, I listen to music. Basically, I have to have music along my entire life. Hoho.
No music = not Hannah.
But kept listening to the same songs over and over again, with no fresh new songs, will also make you puke blood. With the low speed internet that is so slow that you can’t even open facebook or so, mimpi je la to download the new songs. Dengar through imeem pun you have to be very patient to keep refreshing the page because the internet kept disconnected every 5 minutes. (tak cukup pathetic ke?haiz)
So if the music reflects you. What does it reflect me? I listen to every kind, so do I have everything? I can be a kurang ajar and very soft hearted at once? Definitely..maybe.
Some of my housemates couldn’t accept the songs I listen. They say that the indie songs that came out from the laptop are weird songs.
‘lagu-lagu kau pelik-pelik lah Hannah.’
‘aku tak suka lagu-lagu kau.tukarlah’
Oh terasa siottt.. I love bunkface, I listen to yuna, fond of nitrus etc.they are, for me the talented ones. My songs are not suitable for you, then stop hanging around in my room. Music is art. Some people may say that an art is ugly, some may say it’s nice.No, I didn’t listen to the songs you listen that much, but I never underestimate your taste of music, right? I sometimes, sing it along with you too. Hmph.
I listen to muse, I like switchfoot and one republic, and I loooovveee the fray. Still not suitable for you? Sue me then.
Some say that music is like food. Music feeds your emotional needs. Some say that music is like your soul mate.
However you describe the music, whatever genre of songs you listen, enjoy the music your own way, and please respect other’s favourites too. :)
songs while typing this post:
bunkface - revolusi
gary cao - 3 7 21.
bsb - the call
hoobastank - the reason
kelly clarkson - my life would suck without you.
jonas brothers - inseparable.
hujan - bila aku sudah tiada.
jet - look what you've done.
butterfingers - cuai.
the pierces - secrets.
oh yea,when i go online too,i listen to music.
i listen to music too when i carve gigi.and this is because dr mennah asked us to.
'just carve the tooth when you feel like it,maybe with your music on.'
you know i love you,dr mennah ;)
switching self to study mode.see ya! :)