The Internet Sure Knows Its Books

To: Ash
From: Crecente
Re: What Are You Playing RIGHT NOW?

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Last night I asked Twitter for some suggested Sci-Fi reading. I've gotten quite bad at only reading books when I'm on vacation, which is crazy because I love books.

I was flooded with great suggestions, some that I've already read, some that I'd never heard of. I ended up picking three and buying them on my iPad. I read through the first half of one last night. Guess my brain was starving.

The three I purchased: The Strain, Old Man's War and The Widowmaker.

I need to ask the Internet about music next I think!

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DISCUSSION

theantifanboy
Nick Ha

Music, like most art, is so absurdly subjective that you'll need to be very clear and precise concerning what it is that you like in music.

Me? I love me a good symphonic game/movie/anime soundtrack, but despite having the same basic instrumentation, you couldn't ever convince me to listen to classical music beyond a very precious few exceptions. Why? Honestly, that's something even I can only barely explain. To an outside listener, they're both pretty much exactly the same thing. Yet there's a dramatic emotional quality in soundtracks that I just don't hear very often from classical music.

And I flat out just don't listen to rap. Can't help it. Melody and harmony are more attractive to me than rhythm, beat and lyrics. The former draw far a far more profound emotional response from me than the latter.