Music in Our Everyday Lives

1330 WordsDec 21, 20066 Pages
Our everyday lives are affected by music. People listen to it in the car, while grocery shopping, in the movies, at home, and practically anywhere else possible. There are many different types and styles of music, the most influential being Hip-Hop/Rap music, followed by Rock and Roll. Music is often a mood-altering device used to make the listener feel a sense of belonging, happiness, or sorrow. The different genres of music can be used to describe a certain group of people, whether it be by clothing, style, attitude, or sometimes ones social class. Hip-Hop/Rap music is believed to have the most influence on the way a listener of that genre, acts and carries on their life. (Lommel 244) Music is more than a sound. It's a way of life, a…show more content…
In the underground music scene, bands sometimes will not even have enough money to rent a cheap hotel for a night to catch up on sleep, as well as bathe, certain kids from the area the band has played last will offer them food, a hot shower, as well as a place to sleep that night. (Greenwald 141) This would never be possible in the underground rap scene. The Tightness of the Indie scene is one that has been a reason for the success of many bands that have worked their way to the top. Yellowcard is a band that has recently found huge success with their last album "Ocean Avenue". The reason this band had so much initial support and record sales for their album, was because of the underground's love for this band. A certain website called Absolutepunk.net was one of the biggest reasons this band found success in huge numbers the way that they were able to do so. (Du Nover 119) This further shows the way today's underground scene is one of the tightest there has ever been. There are many different noticeable ways in which the type of music a person listens to, ties into their daily activities. The most prominent is clothing style, as well as physical appearance. The Punk-Rock/Emo teenager, has a certain type of dress that often involves a few of the following things, hair that is short in back but long in front, or hair that is multi colored and long, a certain fondness of facial piercings, as well as extremely
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