If there’s one thing people think is weird about me (well, one of many things people find weird about me), it’s the fact that I’m not really all that ‘into’ music.
Wow that really does sound odd. Absolute fail of a teenager, I know!
Let’s backtrack a little – I do listen to music. Quite a lot actually. I like background sound, and there’s nothing like a good playlist with a good beat to power through a long run. I’m just not obsessed with it. I don’t go the ‘listening to one track on repeat’ thing and I can’t say I’ve ever been a mad fangirl for any particular artist or band. Yep, this puts me in the minority, especially for my age group and I guess it’s what dulls the idea of music festivals for me. Along with the toilet situation. I’m just not all that moved by music. Certain songs will always bring back memories of individuals (crazyyyy how just one line can take you back in an instant), so I guess there is some attachment there. It’s kinda limited though, I’ll be honest!
Extra weird coming now… I don’t really ‘do’ TV either. I’m susceptible to the odd Netflix binge but day to day watching just ain’t my thing. Probably shouldn’t admit that I don’t actually know how to work the TV, should I? Laptop > TV any day. Total internet addict. Aren’t we all?
So what the hell do I actually listen to? A rather strange combination, basically. For the most part you find me either tuned in to the radio, or watching Youtube. My inner geek I suppose. Youtube keeps me company when I’m home alone. Not gonna lie, I do subscribe to a lot of Youtubers for pure light-hearted idiocy (and I do love a good vlog!), but my soft spot is for documentaries/ideas programmes. I’ve definitely got a bit of a taste for the random and these satisfy it. TED talks are the best! “The surprisingly logical minds of babies” – sounds interesting. “Synthetic voices as fingerprints” Bring it on. The more obscure the better really. Oh and I find documentaries about unusual people strangely fascinating too. I’m curious about the lives of unique people, y’know?
I’ve recently found this one (Monica Lewinsky – The price of shame) really interesting, but tbh I haven’t watched a single one that wasn’t worthwhile. These people can talk their talk. A powerful poem about what it feels like to be transgender; The history of autism; The joy of surfing in ice cold water, to list but a few.
Whilst you’re at it, geeks and otherwise go sign up to Flipboard too! Select your areas of interest, browse the selections brought up (it’s like Pinterest, but for articles) and before you know it that’s 2 hours of your life you’ll never get back.
And just to cement your view of me as an oddball (like that’s really necessary), I sometimes to listen to Desert Island Discs before I go to sleep too. Last night was Freddie Flintoff… tomorrow who knows? I just like to hear interesting people talk about their lives. Well, half the time I fall asleep after the first couple of songs, but the idea’s there. They’re oddly relaxing and comforting to listen to.
That said, there’s music all around me of course. Mum’s pretty much a Radio 1 and charts kinda person, brother discovered Slipknot a few years ago (FGS), and Dad bless him can’t move on from AC/DC and Iron Maiden. Boyfriend is very musically talented too and is somewhat disgusted by my lack of interest. Maybe I’m yet to ‘get’ it? Who knows. In the meantime, have a look at my geek links. You never know – you might find a sudden interest in Magical Houses Made of Bamboo too.
lily kate x
P.S. Since the early hours of Sunday morning I’ve been home from my week away, so normal posting shall resume shortly! Lots of holiday pics to come 😛