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Old 03-23-2003, 04:40 AM   #1
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Do you like music more than you should?

I ask myself this question quite a bit. Seriously.

Sometimes I wonder if I like music more than is really healthy. I mean, I buy cd's like it's going out of style. I made a huge road trip last weekend just to see a concert and then come right back home. I spend a good deal of each day listening to music, reading about music, and sometimes even "playing" guitar/singing (more like trying to play guitar and sing).

I seriously just wonder if I really should devote this much of my time and efforts into music. Doesnt seem like it's that good of an idea, unless I somehow want to try to get a job in the music industry (I'm 25 and live in Utah so that's probably not going to happen).

Everyday it seems like I find more and more bands that I want to buy cd's of or go to concerts of. You think my interest would die down more as a get older, but in all actuality I'm getting more and more into it everyday. What will come of this though? One day will I just think to myself, "what a huge waste of time and money that was"?

I dont know, music just really makes me happy right now and I'm really passionate about it. I guess that it's bringing me joy and entertainment, so it's good in that way. I still honestly wonder if I should tone it back quite a bit, it doesnt seem like entertainment should play this big of a role in my life, that cant be healthy.

What do you all think? Similar thoughts/situations? Feelings/ recommendations?
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Old 03-23-2003, 04:48 AM   #2
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Yeah, sometimes I look at myself and say, whoa, getting a bit out of hand? I spend most of my waking hours listening to music. It can get scary sometimes, lol.

But to me it's like a hobby, something I'm interested in and I like a lot.

Maybe we need to form a support group.
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Old 03-23-2003, 11:37 AM   #3
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I figure there are worse things to have such a heavy addiction of.
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Music is a joyful and meaningful pastime - and not something that you should put a limit on in terms of personal enjoyment. Music enriches your life and elevates your mind. Music matters.
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i know what ya mean. i spend most of my day listening to music. surfing the internet for music ( either d/l or reading up on music related stuff). each of the last 3 years i have planned vacations to toronto specifically around seeing a particular band. the last 2 years i have spent between 800 and 1000 dollars to see a band. ( travel, accomadations, tickets, food, shopping, etc).

but it's my hobby and i'd rather spend my time and hard earned money on stuff i enjoy.
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i suppose so. i mean, i certainly don't like tons of bands, but everyone's always astounded to hear of how many cds i have. (keep in mind though that these people's collections don't span further than the top 40 crap.) i'm like a human jukebox, my head's always got some song filled in it. although, i've never really made road trips. i've only gone out of town once for a concert, i flew from memphis to atlanta (it wasn't too expensive and it was my mom's graduation gift to me) to see a concert. other than that though, i've just seen concerts in my town. i've never seen a band more than once, but that's not necessarily my choosing.
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Old 03-23-2003, 01:31 PM   #7
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Yes, but I'm sure that it's time well spent. Hell, I just look at this forum and realize for the most part it has been. Because for most people, music is a way of meeting people, gathering experiences, etc. So, yes, but everyone needs a hobby, right?
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I possibly spend too much time paying attention to music.. it consumes me.
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popmofo, I hear ya man. I too spend alot of time listening to music and alot of money going to concerts and buying music. I cant get enough ! I would gladly join the support group, hell, i should probably lead it............
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Music is a joyful and meaningful pastime - and not something that you should put a limit on in terms of personal enjoyment. Music enriches your life and elevates your mind. Music matters.
exactly
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I can relate.

When I was in my twenties.

In the seventies and eighties there were weeks when I saw 3 and 4 live shows a week. I don't regret any of it.

Do it while you are young and have the energy.

I have slowed waaaaay down.
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If being passionate about music is wrong, I don't want to be right.
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If being passionate about music is wrong, I don't want to be right.
hahahahaha good stuff



I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. Thanks for all of your comments, keep em comin'!
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If it makes you happy, spending so much time and effort (and money) on music is not a waste. Sometimes I feel guilty about spending so much money on music and concerts, but then it brings so much joy to my life. Hell, I can honestly say that music has saved my life a few times. We all have a precious gift here, and a great place to talk to others who are consumed by the same passions.
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i like music more than i should, and i'm quite happy with that. i could go into some really cheesy-sounding reasons for why it's such a big deal to me, but i'll spare you...

i listen to music every possible waking hour. i've got this long list of intstruments i'd love to learn to play, i play guitar and try to convince myself i can play the piano a little bit (i learned to play coldplay's "the scientist" recently, drove my family crazy cos i kept playing it over and over to makle sure i wouldn't forget it, and my sister hates me now cos i had her write out a treble and bass cleff cos i can't read music, and then i lost the paper...)

i have my own radio show at the campus station. i go to music staff meetings, come in to the station and spent about 5 hours per week logging cd info into the database so i can hang around and listen to more new music, i review cds for the station to hear more stuff, i hang around here to hear about stuff i wouldn't normally listen to, i hang out in the used music shops in town and in the next town over way too often, and always buy something, whether it's a stack of vinyl records or a single $1 bargin bin cassette tape

i mourn the loss of my discman...i need to buy a new one...
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