Been in a bit of a disinterested phase lately. This happens every so often, every few months or so I’d guess — I just kind of get a bit apathetic towards music. Because listening to music is so ingrained in my life — whenever I’m at home, I put something on — I end up scrolling through my entire playlist looking for something that inspires me, end up with nothing, and hit the shuffle button in a somewhat disgruntled manner. I don’t like not being into music, and I’m not sure why it happens. It happened for an entire summer once, in 2002; the whole summer I just wasn’t really that excited by anything I listened to. As a result, out of apathy and sheer laziness, I listened to the radio a lot that summer, something I almost never do. Weird.

Interesting that my fallback option when this happens isn’t to simply listen to nothing. I always play something, even if it goes in one ear and out the other. I guess I’m kind of an addict.

I suppose these occurences might coincide with me getting seriously into another hobby — recently I’ve been a bit engrossed in upgrading my computer, reading a lot of books, and a few other things. But I’m not sure there’s a 100% correlation. I suppose everyone experiences this sort of burnout once in a while, but I wonder why it seems to be so hard to predict?

Hopefully this phase will end soon. This one doesn’t feel like it’s going to be a particularly long-term one.


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