Dear Dr. Cunningham,
This essay was very unique for me. I have always wondered about the impressions we paint on people because of the music they listen to. I have even felt embarrassed when not recognizing a certain song or knowing about a certain band. The reading in which you gave us really interested me in the study but more so tore down my previous views of the topic. I do still see how some stereotypes hold up in some cases yet I feel like it is a very slim percent. Writing the essay was a challenge, but a fun one. I have never looked to deep into painting a picture of a person this detailed and it surprised me to see myself looking at a list of songs and really connecting them together to make up a person. I feel confident about this essay and I hope you enjoy it thank you.
Dr. Jen Cunningham
College Writing I
January 19th 2014
A Personal Soundtrack
Right Behind You - Emma Ruth Rundle
Frances the Mute - The Mars Volta
Guilt - Nero
Strobe - deadmau5
Purple Rain - Prince
Cassandra Gemini - The Mars Volta |
If one were to think of five songs that best fit oneself would you think that said person could actually pick the five best songs that fits their entire personality? I find the thought of thinking of such a list to be more daunting than I could handle. How does one’s mind over come what he or she is interested in at the moment? Allow me to elaborate. If someone were to ask me to pick five songs that summed up my personality I feel like it would be difficult to look outside of the music that I was attached to at the moment. Then again, another thought could contest that that is the very essence of this kind of question. What are the songs that you would pick to describe yourself, right now, in this very minute? Is the most honest answer the one that comes spontaneously? As Rentfrow and Gosling say, music is the topic that most frequently comes up in conversation between two individuals meeting (Rentfrow...