I’ve been in love with music since I could remember. Unfortunately, I don’t play any musical instrument (I tried to play the guitar few years ago without success. But I’m still looking at my Ibanez hanging on the wall and waiting for its time:)
My first music cassette ( that time in the80s you could choose cassettes or vinyls only) was ‘Obywatel GC’ performed by Grzegorz Ciechowski. I was 12 and I bought it in the local bookshop (there weren’t any music shops that time in my town). I listened to it hundreds of times on my Grundig MK 2500. Later, when I was 13 or 14 I got another tape (BASF 90 and SONY 60 previously bought by my father in Pewex) from my brother. He offered me something unusual – side A – The best of the Beatles and side B – The Cure – Pornography. I guess this was the beginning. The 3rd and the 4th tapes were two records by The Exploited – Punks Not Dead and Troops of Tommorow.
Next tapes, finally CDs (and vinyls!), new bands, vocalists etc. flowed like an avalanche. I started listening to punk music (both Polish and English), then grunge, rock, metal, cold wave, electronic, trip-hop, pop, indie pop, postrock, noise, industrial, classical, drum’n’base, jazz, experimental and many, many others. My music collection consists of more than 2000 records and it’s strictly limited now because of my father duties:) Few years ago everything changed and audio streaming services have revolutionized the way I listed to music at home and out (Tidal and Spotify).
I’m sometimes asked by my students about my music preferences. Actually, this is one of the hardest questions: they have some expectations, it’s very often part of them and I wonder if my answers sound old-fashioned:) Time flies pretty quickly:)
My answer is: ‘I can tell you what I listen to in my car when I commute to work’. So, right now I can show you some videos showing my current (2023) music preferences (or the music I just like listening to in my car):