I'm pretty much just lying on my bedroom floor listening to music and doing nothing and for some reason I feel like this would be a good time for a post. This idea seems counter-intuitive to me though because I don't really have anything to write about except lying on the floor.
I guess I could tell you about the music I'm listening to right now.... Once upon a time I was enamored with a little thing called anime. And in my time in this particular state I happened upon a show called "Samurai Champloo". The show was interesting in that it had this whole anachronism thing going on with this strange mix of feudal (Edo period) Japan and samurai culture, and then all this influence from hip hop culture. It was a really sweet show and I'd recommend that you check it out if you get the chance (subtitled of course. Down with Dubbing!). However, as I watched this show I got really into the soundtrack and discovered that a good chunk of it was done by a Japanese Hip Hop producer/artist named "Nujabes". I started downloading and listening to his stuff on and off all over the place and quite enjoyed it mostly because it was largely instrumental hip-hop which meant that I could just kind of chill to it without having some kind of message thrust at me.
So recently I went and looked up some of his albums and decided to check them out and have fallen in love with them. Nujabes style is such that pretty much anyone can get sucked into the music, partly because it has such a strong groove to it and it's largely lacking in rapping and what is there is really well delivered which makes for some sweetness.
I'm particularly fond of a track called "Sign" which is just a guy rapping about all the signs he sees and what they meet and whether people are paying attention to them. It's been making me think about what's going on in the world and what I'm seeing around me and whether I'm doing anything about it.
The moments where I connect with music the most is when I feel like it speaks some truth that I can grab a hold of.