So A, B and I (ooh, I like that - I shall try and use it again) were talking about music, and I admitted that I haven't been the most educated person in that respect. So A showed me a couple of songs on her mp3 player, then decided to lend me some CDs over the weekend.
two she lent me are called Hybrid Theory and Meteora. They're both by a
band called Linkin Park. Something funny: when she let me listen to one
of their songs, I thought I recognised the singer's voice. Sure enough,
they're the band that sang on the new Transformers films. That's partly
why she decided to lend me that band first. A said she'll lend me the
next two albums tomorrow (Monday), and B says if I like Linkin Park,
she'll show me a band called the Prodigy (I think that's how you spell
So far, I think I like them. They're quite
electronic compared to most rock music I've heard on the telly, which I
like about them. I've always liked computery bleeps and distorted noise.
I was pleasantly surprised by their lyrics. Most of the songs I've
heard on televisions or in shops have been about being sad about the hot
partner you just lost, or how great it is to be "popular" with the
opposite sex, or throwing your future out the window so you can "live in
the moment". Linkin Park's songs seem to be more about the inner
struggles that a lot of us have to face. Even when they write songs
about relationships, it's not the soppy "I know this person is right for
me because they are so beautiful but I will never be as good as them so
I may as well go cry in a corner" cliche, it's about the more
complicated kind of relationships; the ones that subtly both people from
within, the ones where someone is taking advantage of the other's
personality or emotions, the ones where the other person doesn't
actually care about you at all. All in all, it's about the kind of
people that mainstream society forgets about. The "broken" people, or
the "weirdos", the ones that don't fit in. A says this music helped her
through some tough times. I can see why. Sometimes, just knowing there's
people out there who are facing similar struggles can help you to stay
strong and keep fighting.
Another thing I like about these albums is that each song has its
own sound. The music seems to fit the mood perfectly each time. One of
my favourite songs so far has to be "With You". The emotions are so
powerful, and that introduction is just amazing! "Crawling" and
"Somewhere I Belong" both resonate with me very strongly, so I think I
might try and avoid listening to those ones too much.
Poor Pete can't stand this sort of music, and insists I wear
headphones or turn it off when he's around. Liam doesn't seem to mind.
He's been acting normally, except that he seemed curious at the new
noises coming from my speakers. Susan absolutely loves it. I've actually
had to ban her from singing the lyrics when she's around. What's
strange is she can hear it even when I've got the headphones in, whereas
Pete can't. I'm not going to even try to explain why that happens.
Anyway, it's past my bedtime (I took way longer than I should have over this post), so I'll have to say good night. Ciao!