I have a great job. I get to write and talk about music all day. But I’m going to let you in on a secret: there are times when I prefer silence.
No music. Not a note. Just quiet.
When I tell people this, the reaction is usually something along the lines of “REALLY? I’m ALWAYS listening to music. I NEVER turn it off! What’s wrong with you?”
Nothing’s wrong with me. Like everyone else, I need to rest and recharge. And for me, that means periods of silence. This is what keeps me from becoming totally jaded and sick of music.
“Sick of music? That’s…well, sick! How can anyone ever be sick of music? What’s wrong with you?”
Nothing. I’m just guarding against an OD. And if you listen to as much music I do over the course of a day–and remember that this is the critical listening involved in evaluating songs, albums and genres across a wide range of genres and not listening for pure pleasure–it’s extremely easy to overdo it.
Here’s what can happen. This article appeared on Drowned in Sound under the title “Has Anyone Ever Reached the Point of Where You’re Totally Sick of Music?”
Read the rest here. And does this sound familiar to anyone?