Hey guys! Thought I'd give you a little update on how things are working out for me.
I'll start with my life in general, and then move on to what you really want to hear about, music.
It's a new year! Hooray! For me, it started as good as I could hope for. I were at a party with some old friends. There was also the girl I've been lusting after for three and a half years. Our relationship has seen both hate and friendly intimateness, and everything in between. It has kinda gone back and forth. To get to the point, we hugged right after the switch to 2012, and that really warmed my heart. Though, I don't think there will ever be, nor have there ever been, romance between us. That might even be the best for us. But that's not all that's on my mind.
In October 2011, I got my first tattoo; a fairly large dragon on my right leg. Turned out really nice. Those of you who have tattoos probably know how it is: You get thirsty for more! So January 23rd, I'm getting my second tattoo. It will be kind of a combined woman/skull with leaves and sort of a column beneath. This will all be on the underside of my left arm. The tattoo artist is very professional, so I'm not worried at all about the result; but I am really, really excited!
Other than that, life is as usual. In Kragerø now for christmas and New Year's Eve. Can't wait to get back to Trondheim and see my friends again! And, of course, there are more parties there. But enough about this 'life' stuff, let's talk about music!
Since my last journal entry, my music taste haven't changed much. Still listen passionately to Björk
. As a matter of fact, I fear I'm listening too much to her. And that's not necessarily a good thing. Occasionally, I listen to Patrick Wolf
. I find his songs highly packed with meaning and message, as opposed to regular pop music. As I've been stuck in this Björk-Sigur Ros
universe for so long now, I wish to move my taste in a new direction. I'm thinking maybe a little more goth rock. So, naturally, I started with Evanescence
! Listening to their 2011 album now. Definitely lovable! But I don't get the same feeling of passion as I get with Björk. But that's how I started with her, too. There was only this one song, The Dull Flame of Desire
that caught my feelings. Gradually, it infiltrated me. It's been a wonderful experience, but as you all know, it's not good to be passive. Always gotta move on.
A thought hit me yesterday: I adore listening
to music, but do I love making
music? I couldn't answer. I've played the violin, the piano, the guitar and different other instruments, but still, I had no answer. I'm bringing my guitar with me to Trondheim this time, so maybe I'll find out.
As I mentioned, I'm listening to Evanescence right now. Not all of their songs appeal to me, but I've found that if I force myself to listen to them, I'll eventually start liking the sound. It's like the subconscious mind works with the sound and rewires my brain to make me like it. I can also state that musical taste lies very close to mental state. Like if I'm down, I prefer listening to one kind of music, and if I'm 'up' and have a surplus of energy, like now, I prefer another. Namely, energetic music. I think the 'goth' part lies deeper in my mind, and I don't know how to explore that area!
I find these phenomena extremely interesting. If you have any references to papers/studies on the subject, please
let me know in the comments!
I guess that's about it for this journal entry. So long everybody, and a Happy New Year!