I've been in this kind of creative limbo, so to speak, for the past couple of months or so. I couldn't see what I usually see around me in everyday life, I couldn't see faces nor forms when I looked on the ground on my way to work. I couldn't feel inspired, usually I'm full of ideas for shootings and shit, but I was like, empty. Until a few days ago, when I listened to this album for the first time after like...wait, a couple of months? I was on my way to work, I put this album on, and suddenly the sky was amazing and I couldn't stop looking at the sun and taking pictures, on the ground there were skulls and images and beautiful forms. My creative self started working again. I don't know what it is, it's like my brain waves resonate to the music, it's so cool. I can almost feel the click when that happens lol Call me crazy, I don't mind (and I actually might like it), but I really do think this album is perfection. And no it's not some rock monsterlegendwhateverthatmademusichistory, it's just a rock band from Finland and it's not even that old. It's all about waves. I'm very picky (also) when it comes to music, it has to be exactly in line with my vibes at the moment. I don't know how to explain, but I can feel it, like, you know when you feel there's something wrong and you can't somehow settle and follow the tunes. It always happens, even with songs or artists that have been my fave for the longest time. I can't understand people who listen to the same things for all their lives, although I must say there are a few tunes that always provide me with some good energy. For example, Soundgarden are a must whenever I feel down or drained, the music (not the first works though) calms me down. BUT I also have music I can't stand for fuck's sake, like, I can't stand not even 5 seconds, it drags me down and I feel there's something wrong. I remember especially this one album by The Mars Volta, I don't even remember the title, I got it because my friend said I should listen to it 'cause the singer's voice was amazing. Hell I think I listened to it like once ten years ago, or maybe twelve, and I still remember the horrible feeling it gave me. The first My Chemical Romance has the same effect, and also most pop music nowadays. A few months ago I tried to watch Beyonce's video "Drunk in Love", or something like that. WAAAAA I couldn't even finish it, it screamed BAD ENERGY from the first tunes. Same with Lana del Rey, Lady Gaga and the likes. I can't even say I don't like it, I just don't have the time to realize I liked it or not, my brain just rings DANGER DANGER lol On the other hand, Bob Dylan used to depress me so much and I wouldn't stand a whole album and now I love it and I'm actually happy when I hear someone playing his songs, say, in the street.
There are also tunes that (apparently) give me nothing, so I don't mind listening, but usually I don't even remember what I listened to lol
Music helps me also meditating, believe it or not. I'm not talking about relaxing music, I'm actually talking about the stuff I listen to in my spare time. It puts me in the right mood, lately I've been meditating a lot using G-Dragon's latest album lol and Ed Sheeran's haha!
What about you people, how do you listen to music? Do you feel it like it's some extension of your inner self or what?