I don't know about the rest of you, but sometimes I like to listen to music as I read. I like the background noise to cover up sounds of the house settling (if I'm reading a suspenseful novel, this can really freak me out) and whatever else my imagination can think up.
I was listening to the radio yesterday and they were playing alot of Chris Cornell. Sound Garden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog and some of his solo material. Can I just say how much I love this guy? His voice, from the first time I heard any of his music hooked me. Now I can't listen to any of his music without putting down what I'm reading (really odd, for me!) without singing along or with some of his music, just closing my eyes and just listening to the beautiful music he makes. I, personally, think he is a musical genius. So does my fiance, which, when I mentioned it he responded "I think I love you!" Touching, yes?
There is few other artists that affect me this way, such as CCR, but Chris Cornell just rocks my world whenever I hear his unique voice serenading me across my speakers. One of the truly gifted song writers out there, he can create such beautiful stories. He is able to take something common and say it in an uncommon way that really makes me sit up and listen.
Do you like to listen to music as you read? What do you listen to? Or do you read better with complete silence?
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