The colleague sitting next to my office at work likes to play his music quite loudly throughout the building.
Usually this would annoy me, but it doesn’t.
“Hey, I have brought a new CD”, he told me the other day, “but I’m not sure if you will like it”.
Hell yeah! I love Johnny Cash!
He grinned. “Despite our age difference, we do have the same music taste”.
“I thought you were 27 too”, I winked.
I grew up with the music taste of my parents, which was partly former Yugoslavian folk songs but mainly the “oldie goldies”.
Jasper and I collect LPs.
Weekends are filled with taking it easy and listening to our favorite music.
Anything from the Beatles, MJ, REM, Queen, the Police, CCR to the Beegees.
Apparently it’s appreciated that I have an old soul when it comes to music taste (and many other things actually 😉 )
Yet, when I am alone, I love listening to the guilty pleasures.
My youth was during the 90’s and 00’s.
During my commute to work my spotify would loudly play anything from Backstreet Boys to N*sync.
I’m also very fond of “cultural music”: Eastern European funk, Jolly Irish pub songs, Latin and Bollywood music.
Despite the fact that it’s often said that Dutch people are culturally very open minded, I have experienced the opposite.
You might have noticed it; people are very resistant to music if they don’t understand the language.
Like lyrics are usually very deep.
I can handle criticism, but I am done with people calling me weird.
So this music taste I don’t even try sharing with people anymore.
They have made me come to the point that I actually do feel a bit embarrassed of it.
But in all honesty, I am not always open myself for other people’s music tastes either.
Music is supposed to make you feel good, create memories and sometimes it can be even healing.
Unfortunately, you cannot always experience these moments together.
How do you feel about sharing your music taste?
Do you sometimes feel embarrassed?