Music has always been an escape for me, especially during some of the toughest times of my life. It gives me the chance to block everything out and just focus on the lyrics and instruments. Music has been able to give me small moments of peace during painful times, and for that I am incredibly grateful. I have a very eclectic taste in music, which is where I came up with the name of my website and blog. My music playlist has a wide range of variety, so setting it to shuffle can be quite interesting. One minute I’ll be listening to Hakuna Matata and right after that I’ll be listening to a K-Pop song or a Three Days Grace song. I also have my husband to thank for getting me into the oldies, although I did know a good amount before we met.
Some people consider my random taste in music as strange, but that’s okay. I would rather be thought of as strange as opposed to having to limit myself to listening to one or two different genres of music. What I listen to depends entirely on my mood, and I definitely have more than one or two different moods. My advice to anyone wishing to branch out of their musical comfort zone is to just try everything. Even if you don’t think you’ll like it, try it anyway. You’d be surprised at how many songs I love now used to be the same songs I would never give a second thought towards a few years ago.
I never paid much attention to the artists behind the music, I mean I knew who they were but didn’t really know what they were like as people or care to know more about their personalities. All of that changed when I started listening to K-Pop. The K-Pop culture is no joke, and now that I have joined the community, I have a much deeper appreciation for the artists (singers, producers, choreographers, etc). With K-Pop, you know who every member is and what they like and don’t like. You even know everything about the label they work for, which isn’t really something we pay attention to here in America (at least for me it isn’t).