Chances are, you have already procrastinated multiple times today. You are probably doing it right now. You also may be wondering why funkytownismyhood, your favorite music blog, is posting funny baby videos.
Chairmann’s gonna break it down and get all serious for a second…
I’m no stranger to the multitude of disposable, one time use internet diversions that get most of us through our day. In both videos, pissed off babies are instantly subdued by music as if the track was a horse tranquilizer to the jugular. However, these videos resonated with me well after the initial laugh because they capture the effects of music on the human body when void of self consciousness and intent, something that is near impossible for most people capable of reading this post. It’s amazing that long before we learn social norms and responsibility, despite our innocent ignorance, we know that when the beat drops the body moves with it. There is something deeply profound in that and I feel this is further evidence of our inherent connection with music. When was the last time you met someone who “doesn’t listen to music”?
I like to think that music is more than just another medium for pleasure transmission and that we have a truly visceral connection with rhythm and melody… or maybe I’m just making excuses for wasting all my time.