Are there times when you just don't want to listen to music? Why not?

Are there times when you just don't want to listen to music? Why not?
Yes, often
22% (17 votes)
Once in a while
54% (41 votes)
24% (18 votes)
Total votes: 76

Sometimes, we don't listen to music for days at a time, just so it sounds fresh again when we finally do. And sometimes we just yearn for something better and are willing to hit pause until we discover it. Are there times when you just don't want to listen to music? Why not?

timbo in Oz's picture

When I'm watching telly, doing IT, having a conversation, watching a movie, sleeping, or reading an intense book. Otherwise, I prefer to have music on the rest of the time. Thank God for good publicly run FM, I say!

doug's picture

Sometimes you just need to listen to the silence.

tavares's picture

Not in the mood.

Tom Warren's picture

After hearing a live performance or after a satisfying home listening session I may take a break from listening to music, especially if I’ve shared these experiences with someone. I don’t like to listen to recorded music via headphones when I’m on the street, a subway, or a bus, or on a plane or train for that matter. I love hearing street performers and I’m enthralled by ambient sound.

Mark G.'s picture

I only listen to music when I can concentrate on it and focus. I don't listen to background music. I prefer silence. If I'm tired or distracted by some other activity I won't be really hearing the music, so why bother?

erick's picture

I long for music because it puts order into my scattered head. I have an infant and a toddler so right now music offers much more head/heart engagement than baby eisntein and the music box orchestra. Plus I have about 10K CDs so finding just the right thing is not that hard.)

Johannes Turunen, Sweden's picture

After a long hard day work, a shower and a bed is all I need. But mostly I chill down with some music.

Mullard EL34's picture

I find that there's always something in my home music library that I find enjoyable and entertaining at any given moment. I have over 2000 CD's and LP's, representing a fairly eclectic range of musical genres; it's just an issue of locating something that matches the mood of the moment. Of course, with the chaos-theory basis of my CD filing system, it may take awhile to find what I'm looking for. But then again, I often stumble across something that's "just right"...

Chris Kenney's picture

If I need to focus and concentrate on something I'm reading or writing, then I desire no distractions. My system is now good enough that it will "draw me in" so the best alternative at certain times is to simply not play it.