Starting about 40 years ago popular music makes no sense to me at all, and most of what I hear if I take out my earbuds makes me physically ill. That's not an exaggeration to make a point, I mean it sickens me, beginning with my mood and progressing from there.. Headaches, pulse pounding in my ears.

Right now my gym is playing some song pretty much on rotation; in a one hour workout I will hear it six or eight times. It's nothing but a woman singing up and down a D minor scale, D to A and back, over and over. Not even verses and choruses, not even anything you could call a melody. D E F G A-A G F E D E F G A G. I need to wear noise cancellers playing hour long Noise tracks just to not have any silences it could bleed through.

Without this soul-destroying trash I would probably be playing classical. I live in the tropics, we don't have COVID and we don't have seasons. My musical tastes outside the house are based solely on NOT hearing what comes from overhead

https://medium.com/p/the-tyranny-of-background-music-5246f2d3a4e8

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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