What music means to me
It has always been important for me to listen to music. When I was a child, I really had no idea which musical genre I was interested in. I listened to techno, evergreens, blues, and so on ÔÇö whatever I found in the library or my sister listened to on the radio. Since I was in my teens, I have started to listen only to one kind of music.
When I was 13 years old, I was thrilled with rock and attended many German rock concerts where my favourite bands Blümchen and Falkenbach performed because I know German. But that phase did not last for a long time because of the singers' shocking manners. I discovered many singers abused alcohol, drugs and had sex with unknown people. I thought it was unacceptable, so I started to listen to hip-hop and pop. Nowadays I listen to Pikku G and Soap. They are pop and hip-hop singers.
Between "the rock, hip-hop and pop periods" there has been a period without music in my life. At that time I was about 14 or 15 years old. I was totally tired of music and hated it. I could not stand if I heard someone listening to it. I avoided visiting places where people listened to music, which was not easy. After that period I started listening to music little by little.
It is not easy to say when I listen to music. There are so many situations ÔÇö to name but a few, if I do not have anything to do or I can't do my homework, music is a necessary thing. It relieves me from this squalid world to some place in which everything is perfect: no troubles, enemies or bad things.
I think listening to music is a personal thing, and that is why I listen to Compact Discs and to the radio usually on my own at home. Music is not a public thing. My friends and I have lots to talk about everything and, on the other hand, they always want to listen to their favourite music with me at their place. I have been compelled to get used to listening to music with other people! But I think you can get used to anything.
There are lots of reasons why I listen to music. Some older people say listening to music is a sin. I do not listen to their opinions because present-day adolescents, including me, want to be frontier-free and do their own thing.