The analysis reveals some of the positive impacts that I have had in my life because of music. All this would through light on the nature of impact that music has on lives and the extent to which our life is influenced by music all through our life.
I got up in the morning and was feeling still heavy from the sleep. I switched on the Cool FM which I generally listen to. I listen to all kinds of music. Not that I appreciate the nuances of the music but more because it seems to soothe my thoughts. In the morning, it seems to rejuvenate me and I just sing along and get ready for my day. JoJo's 'This Time' was coming over the air and it had its effect on me. I was alone and the music kept company. The music that ran through in the morning on the Radio stayed with me all through the day. I thought I was not listening. But it was there in the back of my mind and I kept singing otherwise humming it for the rest of the day. On the car too I had my car radio pick up Cool FM to give me company for the 45 minutes drive to office. I reached office at 900 hours sharp. Our office has a mild instrumental classic music playing in the background. The music does not interfere with the work but just has its presence all through in the back ground. Though the music may not reflect the mood of the employees with respect to the pressure on the job, it does have an impact on the behaviour. The evening drive back to my home, the song that I heard in the morning was still on me. The evening ended with a candle light dinner with my friend, Benzi, who has come back from a trip to Seoul. There was a band going in the restaurant. They sang the old Abba and Boney M numbers from the days of the yore. I generally admire the lyrics in old songs. As Simon Frith (1998) says, the lyrics in the current day songs do not seem to be poetry to me. The words seem to linger in my mind even today when I hear the old numbers..
Day 2: 11 Oct 2006:
The day started as usual. I switched on Cool FM at about 700 hours. Pete Snoddon was on the air and he was playing some interesting music from his Irish hit numbers today. It was Beyonce, 'Irreplaceable' coming on the air. I made my way through the morning jobs and had a breakfast hearing out Pete, one after another. Cool certainly takes care of my loneliness. What makes Pete's breakfast show interesting is that it is not just the music but also the information that comes up.
I was out to office and on the car; it was Cool and Pete again. It was the Jump from Madonna rocking the car. I picked up my friend en route; lucky for him, he is a crazy Madonna fan. I hit the express way to my office and for the next 30 minutes we enjoyed Pete's show. My next contact with music was in the office, where they play a mild instrumental in the background. It goes on and on and on most occasions we forget that there is some music on. Today, I became conscious of it because they played the bassoon with lot more prominence. It reminded me of the days when I played bassoon in the school orchestra.
Woke up as usual and did my aerobics with the Cool FM blaring in my bedroom. It was the new and upcoming Ooh La la from the Kooks. With a hot chocolate rejuvenating me after the cereal breakfast, I ended up in front of my work station immediately after nine. Today I was enjoying my work and I enjoyed the instrumental coming out of the room speakers. My colleagues in the next seats commented that the CD