What I Listen To When I’m Down

It’s interesting, but I don’t necessarily listen to the same type of music when I’m feeling down. Depending on the “state” of down-ness my taste vary. When I was wondering about job security a few months back, the music that I was drawn to was Rap. I found this a bit interesting myself as I have been down on Rap for some time now. I’m more into the old school stuff and don’t think the Rap of nowadays, for the most part, has anything to say to me. Yet there I was listening to Kanye West’s new album, Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday” and Donald Glover’s (of Community Fame) free EP “Culdesac” album. In between Rap, I was listening to dance music to get me moving and motivated.

Other times, I’ve listened Metal or Grunge intermixed with Punk music. Most of the music I listen to when I’m feeling down I guess is to acknowledge the state I’m in, own it and mentally take control of it. Like, “how dare I let whatever it is bring me down!” and “don’t you know this is me you’re messing with?!” Then of course sometimes I would just listen to some Big Band Jazz music  or Ingrid Michaelson (more upbeat and happier music) to just lull me out of that mood altogether and just move on with my happy go luck self.

When I’m not listening to music, comedy is usually my other choice to cheer me up and bring me into a state of peace. In general, I’m not one to bask in depression and self-loathing for an extended period of time. I’m usually an upbeat person. And if I’m honest with myself, I really don’t have much to feel sorry for so it’s good that I don’t.

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4 thoughts on “What I Listen To When I’m Down

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