I guess the childhood object that I’d pick would be my tape recorder and/or walkmen ( I had 3 coz I overused everytime till it broke down!!!). I was really big with music when I was little. In fact, when I was a baby, I would already respond to tunes by sleeping only when my mom sang a certain Spanish song to me, identifying which commercials played what tunes, and swaying my body depending on the speed of a tune. I enjoyed music and singing when I was growing up and that was my main recreational activity growing up. There were kids who loved music in my school too, so we shared about our favorite artists, their songs, etc. Growing up, I began to have a diverse diet of music, and taste in music videos. I would really be so critical of music videos with how they accurately represented certain songs! I was around 8 years old and went on until I was in high school.
Being exposed to all sorts of music made me even more receptive of new types of music as I grew older, and I also became critical in terms of the quality of songs being produced then and now. I then identified artists who were genuinely innovative, and those who were just following the recipe book. I also became observant of the trends that were present in music videos. I realized that people were more innovative in the past compared to now. Music has truly evolved with the evolution of technology, and it’s proof that crossovers between things are totally okay. You’ll neve know, two genres of music actually blend perfectly together, and born a new type of genre. Everything’s more fluid now and even if it sometimes makes learning scary and confusing, it also makes it exciting, and more experimental.
I still love music. Usually I can create narratives and/or come up with novel ideas when listening to music. Pretending they’re the soundtrack of the narrative, a specific scene, a future scene of a future goal I am aiming to achieve. I’ve just realized this while writing for this assignment! Music is the greatest enabler for me. Next are visuals, or aesthetics (thus, the music, then the music videos).