Thursday, August 21, 2008

iPod or iPlot?

People today step out of their house to go to work, school, do errands or to just jog, and they turn on their mp3 player. Why? Listening to a preset of songs pumps you up, makes you feel like you're in a movie about yourself. Be it action, comedy, thriller, or romantic. Presets of songs reminds you of events, memories. Some might put a glee on your face and some might trigger that Billy Corgan in you, sitting in the bus alone, watching passing cars and people with an emo face.
This morning, on my daily routine of sending my dad to work, who usually switches on the radio and tuning in to BBC news, i thought i 'd give it a go. Why not? Instead of turning on my mp3 player, why don't i just listen. Listen to what? Well, everything!
First up was news on the BBC mixed with the sound of wind blowing in the car window, carrying a faint sound of Hey Leonardo by Blessid Union of Souls. Then, waving my dad goodbye from the parking lot, Missery Business by Paramore blasted from the parking ticket booth. I stopped and listened to all of it while puffing my cigarette, just for the feel.
It didn't stop there. When i went to a mamak stall to have my tosai, i was treated with a rather percussive piece, a tamil song, which i quite enjoyed. Next, i visited a pirated cd stall, and the taukeh were swinging his shoulders to a very fast paced fengtau. Next to them, a local deli which sells sandwich was playing a selection of Jeff Buckley, Quincy Jones, The Beatles, and some unfamiliar jazz quartet. Quite a taste.
Later, i overheard a bit of Anuar Zain on a ringtone. At the bus terminal, Tiada Lagi Kidungmu blasted from a small record store. Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis was leaking out from a young boy's headphones. On my way home, i was treated with a traditional zapin song from the radio. All of that, are only a small selection from what I've heard, not including the vast sounds that came out from strangers singing, beggars tunes from the streets and from car stereos.
So you tell me, why did they invent the iPod Shuffle in the first place when music in all sorts of form can be heard around us? Get out of that comfort zone, stop listening to songs that you're already familiar with, surprise yourself and throw away those earphones! Why not listen to overheard music?

17 comments:

The Birdman said...

true. but Paramore sucks :)

The Caped Crusader said...

True true :)

Liyana said...

woohoo dh wat blog seih!!!!
maju skang??muahaha

weih paramore xsuck laaaaaaaaa! cissss

The Birdman said...

paramore is so lame, over-dyed hair of that vocalist, sexual sell out ;P heh heh

Liyana said...

eleh bert!ckp jer la ko rindu kat aq kn?kn?muahaha

Icky said...

I don't care, i luv perky girls ;)

The Birdman said...

aiks? tuka topic :P ok i admit i miss u so bad i cry in my sleeps ;P

icky, ko nak smack vocalist dia kan? kan? kan?

Liyana said...

aww...nangis dlm tidur???hehehe...meh cni aq kasik hugs..hahah


eww..iki is a perv!!!& horny..muahaha

The Birdman said...

meh sini ;)

iki bile nak update ni... aku mengidam crita2 kau

Icky said...

Haiya, byk keje oh skarang Bert, nnt la bile aku byk idea...aku igt nak post kinky short stories la plak hehehehe "Come-come Paradise"!

The Birdman said...

yeah! :D i need wet bed time stories!

Azzam?? said...

hahahaha.. icky dah ada blog.. phewwitt~!! xD

Nur Aimi Jamshah said...

fuyooo!

icky dh ade blog..

menarik2..

bagus2..

haha :p

The Birdman said...

gila lama nak update ni. dah peram sampai 13 comment untuk debut post. cepat skit!!!

The Birdman said...

dah dua bulan aku tunggu ni

theroyalcrapster said...

iPlot?

Icky said...

bert u dickwart, tunggu la lagi 3 minggu hahahahahha