Okay, I will buy that we all enjoy music … I know I certainty do:)
However, do we all enjoy the same kinds of music? Methinks not.
As Mr. Joel states above, “everyone loves music”, and with the exception of a few outliers who apparently get no joy from rhythm and sounds, this is probably true. However, the inference here is that music is some type of leveling influence or a bridge across the gaps of generation, culture, beliefs, and status.
I’m not so sure …
I see no bridges being built between those with an affinity for classic Sixties rock, country folk, and jazzed-up blues and those who prefer hard rap, metal music, or sugar pop.
I see the same “no man’s man” between country and urban, between gospel and hard rock, and so on.
Now, forget music …
Does enjoying wildly different versions of the same thing bring us closer together. Easy examples include the enjoyment of reading, or clothes that are fashionable. What I read, someone else might not touch, and my taste in clothing may put a bounce i my step as I strut down the street, but make someone else feel a certain distaste.
Do our differences bring us closer together or pull us farther apart?
Don’t forget to plug your favorite type of tunes as you respond:)
Creating a great playlist of my favorite types of songs in the Heartland ….