Some time during my teenage years, maybe I appreciated music so loud it pounded out reality and forced me to live in between the beats of the drum.
Mostly, however, I don’t want to live between those beats.
As much as I enjoy music, I enjoy the people around me just as much. When we are seeing a band or hearing a new song, it’s the conversation, ideas, opinions, and other things I want coming through just as evenly balanced.
Loud music subtracts – for me.
I know a number of artists, writers, and others who feel it is the very loud music that helps them escape and create.
But for me – the thrumping, bumping, strumming does not allow room for creation – or conversation.
I do enjoy the thick lovely tones of strong vocals belting out meaningful lyrics – but in moderation.
I’m a person who appreciates balance, creates within.
Life, however, can often be off balance – and I still must create. Maybe that’s why the things I can control – like volume – works around my creative efforts.