Last Friday, Shannon said jokingly, “Aren’t we supposed to be listening to more mellow music now that we’re getting older?”
I said it then and I’ll say it now: Fuck No.
To be fair, my taste in music is always changing. I get band recommendations from friends, music reviews, Pandora and, of course, NPR, but I do not want my taste in music or my convictions to “mellow with age.”
I hope to expand and keep an open mind–like I have with my music–but I do not want to mellow my opinions. I am trying to understand more, and increase my exposure to varying view points, but I do not think I would actually be myself if I mellowed.