“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” – Oscar Wilde


I love this quote. I think it applies not just to the younger generation- whereby you may find yourself defined by the music you like (this holds true across the decades- mods/rockers/grungers/emos etc), but even in later life – when you may find yourself perhaps trying to keep up with your peers feeling pressure to buy the latest car/holiday/console for your kids.

Another thought provoking phrase: ‘you are the average of your five closest friends’.

Taking these two ideas: I believe you should keep an open mind when it comes to music, try not to be defined by a genre. Keep an open mind, try something new. Whether you are stumbling in to a smaller performance tent at Glastonbury or rummaging through your parents’ record/cassette/cd collection – keep it varied.

Your influences and taste will be different, and you can use this unique palette to create something new – be yourself, everyone else is already taken.

Photo credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angus_Young#/media/File:AngusYoung.JPG (Angus Young live with AC/DC on November 23, 2008 in St. Paul, MN PHOTO BY MATT BECKER)


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