Of late I’ve been finding myself in more of a ‘mood’ than usual. Perhaps it’s due to a few life changes I’m making, maybe it’s the unsettled weather as we move from winter to spring, or perhaps I’m just in need of a holiday. Coincidentally the most extreme of my moods seem to occur when I’m travelling home from the day job (funny that!). Thank goodness for music AND headphones which allow me to internalise and provide me with an escape from the externalities of life. My music of choice completely depends on what type of day I’ve had.
I’ve come to realise that when I’ve made it to the end of a rage-filled day, all I want to listen to is strong, angry music. Similarly when I’ve had a reflective or relatively uneventful day I tend to reach for calmer, more mellow music. I find the former strangely calming and the latter wonderfully uplifting.
My current ‘angry’ music of choice is ‘The Dresden Dolls’ (Amanda Palmer is always a favourite), while my current ‘mellow’ music of choice is ‘The Morning Ripples’ by Small Sips (an Australian alt-country band that is sadly no more).
Do you have any ‘moody’ music of choice? Are you the same as me, and balance your mood with like-minded music?