The Spin I’m In: Sonic Stress Reducer
I don't listen to aggressive Rock that much. It has its time and its place for me. Often, it just causes me stress. The appropriate circumstance, however, is when the fifteen year old in me wants to make an appearance and blow off some steam. You know, you're with the right friends, the music is loud, and you're getting loose.
For me, Iggy Pop is the master of loose . He isn't really about angst. He's primal. His music has power, humor, sex and abandonment. It's also joyous. Iggy somehow turns frustration into self-empowerment.
He also has the physicality. Just watching him go reduces stress. He'll blow off the steam for you. I've watched many an Iggy show in jaw-dropping astonishment over his commitment to performance, while in complete laughter at his spazzed-out antics.
Who's your sonic stress reducer?