Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Daily Muse: What's On Your Radio? (London Edition)

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Ty Cullen and others have created some intriguing videos where they ask random people on the streets what they are listening to on their iPods or MP3 players. It is very interesting to see the people and the music that they are listening to. Not only is there a huge variety of music, but it is fun to try and imagine what someone might be listening to and then discover whether or not you judged correctly! 

 The advent of digital music players has created a world that is both easier and more difficult for a music therapist. It is so much easier to find songs and arrange playlists than it used to be. The only problem is that people are becoming so exposed to huge varieties of music that their music preferences can be more difficult to pin down! I have also started to encounter situations where the proliferation of music and video has flooded in so rapidly that there is no longer a set of "standard works" that most people know. There are kids, for example, that have no idea about songs from Cinderella or even Blue's Clues! I just did a music therapy group today and there were several adult clients who had literally never heard "Hey Jude"! I found the full story on CBS here. I have also included one of the videos from London here after the jump:

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