If anyone has spent any length of time looking at this little corner of the internet, you no doubt know how much I love music. I keep music around me every day. It can change my mood from low to upbeat. It makes me dance, makes me think. And I love it so. And what’s great about music, is that there is so much of it, in so many different styles, that no one can ever say there isn’t a piece of music, a song, or a tune that they don’t love or enjoy.
One of the things I like to do is listen to music in my headphones from my laptop. For one thing, the music just sounds better through the headphones than it ever does through the crappy speakers in the laptop. Secondly, it allows me to focus on the music—to me, at least, hearing music in my headphones is like I get to go in my own private world and enjoy whatever I’m listening to without distractions.
Going through my email this morning, I saw one from Jesse Fischer, the pianist from Brooklyn, that informed me of a new music video of his for a song called “Refuge.” The song is taken from his new album Day Dreamer which was released back in September. I enjoyed his tribute to Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters album with Sly5thAve. earlier this year, and couldn’t wait to hear this new song. So I opened the link to the video, and I loved it—so much so, that I streamed the new album afterward. The song and the album were the perfect Saturday morning soundtrack—at least for me, this morning.
They lyrics of the song, in which music is the refuge from all the chaos going on, really spoke to me, as did the music itself. But mostly, I truly enjoyed just listening to all of it in the headphones, without distraction.
Do you enjoy listening to music in headphones, or does it matter how you listen?