Music is a powerful thing! It has been in existence for a long time, and has been continuously affecting people in different ways. Music possesses the power to influence people’s moods, it inspires uplifts, heals and soothes the soul creating a relaxed feeling.
It expresses emotions such as relaxation, romance, happiness, sadness and touches the inner heart. I’ve always loved to listen to music from a very young age. It is a universal language that speaks where words have failed and touches everyone emotionally. It knows no color, gender, background, status or financial class. Its fundamental purpose it to understand the soul, although it can’t be translated.
My iPod and iPhone are what I mainly use to listen to my music. The radio is the last place I will listen to music,because I like to listen uninterrupted, and therefore I have an extensive collection. I am always discovering new way to listen to it and recently become obsessed with collecting vinyl records.
My records are purchased from local records stores, vintage shops and of course the thrift store. These records are original pressed and not re-mastered, but are the original version of the album. Which can be hard to find, but I have manage to find some great ones.
I also purchased a vintage sound system to play my records. I discovered this at a local sound shop called Tom’s Sound here in Birmingham. If you ever go there ask for Roger his service was amazing. I purchased an original 1983 Technics SL-QX300 along with the 1977 Technics by Panasonic receiver. While this not the best of the best sound system, it is compact enough to fit into my bedroom. In addition, it has amazing sound quality to me.
Finally, I would love to know how music influences your life. Are you into vinyl records? Do you have a turntable and receiver? Leave a comment below.