crimsoncorundum: (Default)
Apparently, The Eurovision Song Contest is over. I say apparently, since I don't keep up with these things. Usually, my mom does, for some weird reason, but this time she only watched some of it and mercifully spared my sister and me the whole house shaking ear drum breaking noise attack. Do I sound negative? Sorry. I'm having a bad day.

When my sister and I got curious, after the fact, as it were, about why many people were unhappy about the song that won, we decided to listen to a minute or so of each of the top ten songs. So we did, and I quickly realized that while the winning song definitely wasn't my thing, I could tell that it actually was a good quality song. The others were meh at best. To me, that is. I'm not judging the people who liked the others.

All this is just a prelude to what I really wanted to say.

I feel out of touch with the world. And considering the way the world is going, that's fine with me. But it does make me feel like some weird freak. I hate the music most people like. I hate most tv series and movies released these days. I hate the aggressive marketing strategies that most people seem to take in their stride. It makes me sound like some grumpy old 100-year-old and I hate that too. LOL.

So - what did I want to say? I'm not sure. Maybe that I want to take my family and find some out of the way place and at least be safe, if not happy. And dive into books and (probably old) movies and tv series and forget about the rest of the world.

Date: 2017-05-18 04:03 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] rusty_armour
rusty_armour: (umbrella)
You're not alone. I think most people identify best with the music of their youth. I sometimes hear new songs now and I can't understand why anyone likes them. I guess a lot depends on the genre. As for TV, I find myself craving older shows. I still watch new shows, but not the ones that everyone is talking about. I just don't have the time for them. I'm also not willing to pay more and upgrade my cable package and/or pay for Netflix or a streaming service.

Like you, I often dive into books, movies or TV shows as a form of escapism. I've never been able to deal well with reality. *g*
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