More people are passionate about music when they're younger. Though these days it's being replaced by gaming to some degree.
As one gets older a myriad of factors begin to wane folks from that passion for music. There's life's responsibilities like work and family that take priority. There's no time to listen to music like they once did in their youth.
Some find other interests that bring them more pleasure. Maybe it's gardening, cycling or bird watching. Whatever the pursuit might be it takes the place of the music.
It's one of my main selling points when pitching a distributed audio system to a customer. I explain to them that with speakers throughout your home, music can once again be a part of your life. Unlike TV, where you can't do much else other than sit and watch, music can be listened to while doing most anything from chores to paying your bills to fixing the toilet. It can once again become a soundtrack for your life.
Of course finding good music to listen to is another matter. In today's world with the onslaught of new music and hardly any of it of merit making it onto commercial radio, finding quality music can be a time consuming endeavor. That's why I do this blog, to help you find music worth a listen. That's why I have the daily music session at the top of the home page.
Which gets me to the headline of this post. There's some of us who have never had that music appreciation drop off. For me it just seems to grow. I hear music and my heart soars. This happens every day, be it something new or something familiar.
To try and explain or reason why I'm so in love with music after many of my peers have fallen behind is futile. It's just who I am. Bring out the cliches. Music is in my soul. It's an integral part of who I am.
I do wonder if it will ever wane. And that kind of scares me. I would be a different person if it were to happen. And I fear a part of me would die. But the new Paul Simon, Live In New York City, is playing in the background as I type and I feel more alive than ever.