Music was once quite important to me. As a teenager it was vital to know your top 20 and every Sunday evening I would listen to the new chart rundown with bated breath. Where would Mud be this week?
As I got older and went to clubs to dance and get off with boys, I liked music I could show off to. Bowie and The Stones and lots of the New Romantic stuff was ideal. In fact, when I was a drama student in Manchester, I’d get into clubs for free because I was good value on the dance floor, ie attention-seeking.
Music has become less rather than more important to me as I have gotten older. I always thought an appreciation of classical music would be a natural part of the ageing process, like clicky knees and acid reflux, but it hasn’t happened. I still find it annoying, which is ridiculous I know.
The idea of sitting and listening to music confuses me. I like stories, theatre and stand-up. On occasion, I’ve been blown away by dance, and I love a good musical, but the idea of sitting silently whilst someone plays music makes me feel panicky. I’m just not that interested.
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