Why ROCK Rocks!
Neeraj Shinde Friday, June 17, 2005 Hobbies and LeisureThere are two kinds of music-lovers : First who like Rock music and the ones who don't!
When I talk about music with people I come across, I get mixed responses from them especially when we stick to the rock genre. There are several of my friends who are not exactly the so called Rock-buffs but they do really enjoy Rock music. On the contrary, I even have such friends who just enjoy bhajans and gajals. People who like to stick to traditional music taboos or rather their regional music are generally found to blame Rock music because of its high intensity of decibels. At least in my country its a common observation.
My parents hate Rock and on the other hand I am a great adorer of it. They call it the generation gap but I don't think so. Music! as I would define it is a global non-verbal language unrestricted to age, sex or creed. Its a feeling, a sensation, an amalgum of life and death. Take any damn thing, any emotion and it could be expressed using music.
As far as the genres are concerned, each stand unique. There is no way music could be boring. There is music in every part of our lives, the chirping of the sparrow, the humming of the bees, the hush-hoosh of the wind, the flowing water, a passing train etc. Then why can't blowing of a siren, barking of a dog and woozy washing machines be music? I not only find music in silence but also in noise. Every sound expresses some emotion and thats what I call music!
Personally I enjoy music of every kind. Mostly Rock! In my opinion, Rock has immense power to drive minds and inspire masses. But every good thing in life first needs to be noticed! An ignorant mind would hardly understand the graveness and the fascination of it.
Enough of keeping your mind in your bounds. Set it free... Let it wander... Let it sway... and thats what Rock says.