MUSICAL PREFERENCES

I listen to a lot of songs and my list of favorite songs tends to fluctuate. As of my writing this, I am listening to Wye Oak and He Is We. However, one of my all-time favorite songs is BLACK by Pearl Jam. As far as I am concerned, Eddie Vedder can do no wrong! I also like Bring Me To Life and My Immortal by Evanescence. But I also list songs like Happy Happy Joy Joy among my favorites. I think my list of favorite songs varies depending on my mood. If I am in a shitty mood, I will listen to depressing songs like Fade to Black or Nothing Else Matters by Metallica or some bum out music. If I feel REALLY upset, or just need to chill out, I listen to No Woman No Cry or Three Little Birds by Bob Marley. On the flip side of things, if I am really happy, I listen to music that I feel is more uplifting, like Can’t Keep Johnny Down by They Might Be Giants. When I feel loved or want to reminisce, I listen to songs form my youth like You’ve Got A Friend In Me or That’s What Friends Are For. Even Two of Us by the Beatles if I feel super loved since that song reminds me of Allie and me. I think a song like Now and Forever from Nightmare Before Christmas is another song that describes our relationship. It’s funny to me. You’d think that music would stay in a certain order on my mental playlist but for me, that’s not the case at all. It varies day-to-day, even hour-by-hour. Music has such an impact on my life and my moods. It’s not like I wake up and go, “Hmm…I think I’ll like He Is We/the Who/Pearl Jam/etc. today”. It switches. Whenever I think of a song, I listen to it and replay it over and over in my mind or on YouTube until something else comes along…but BLACK will always be one of my all-time favorite songs. The Beatles are my favorite band of all time, but Pink Floyd is a close second. Actually, that varies, too. There are days I like Pink Floyd over the Beatles, or vice-versa. Comfortably Numb is probably my favorite Floyd song EVER, and is tied with Pigs (Three Different Ones) for my all-time most played Floyd song. I think music has almost a mystical or supernatural impact on people when they hear it…not just me. But to test that theory, I want to hear from you, my readers and let me know what you think. Thanks!

-Tom

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

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