I’ve started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here.
Today’s tip is tell someone about why your favorite music means a lot to you.
You’re the someone today.
I love music. In fact, I avoided Android as a mobile OS for years because my early experiences showed it to be a much worse experience for music than iOS. At one point I had an Android phone and every picture I took interrupted my music. As someone that travels a lot and enjoys music, I switched back a few weeks later to an iPhone.
Even today, I think the iPhone is still much better as a music device than Android, but without a headphone jack, I won’t go back. Of course, I might lose that on Android soon, so maybe I will go back.
In any case, music has been a big part of my life. I fondly remember listening to 45s as a kid, hanging out in record stores, trying to learn songs on my guitar, and spending hours and hours with a single album. Some memorable long sessions:
- a 6-7 hour trip in high school on a bus listening to Hot Rocks 1964-1971.
- a long, slow, multiple train trip from London to Madrid with just a cassette player and Billy Joel Greatest Hits vol 1 and vol 2
- Driving cross country, alternating the radio with 1999 and Rio.
Music evokes emotion, excitement, inspiration, and escape for me. Even now, I listen to music often while working, constantly while traveling, and usually in the gym.
Music is something that enriches and enhances my life.