Thinking about how I’m going to spend my carnival vacation (or recess, whatever you wanna call it) I realised I that I can still remember how a couple of years ago this holiday used to bother me so much. At that time I used to watch TV everyday for quite a lot of hours. Since then I’ve almost stopped watching TV completely, save when there’s absolutely nothing to do or I’m feeling sick and can’t get out of bed or stare at my laptop’s screen. I remember being frustrated as a child on recess’s days at home wanting to watch a movie on TV but there was only carnival on. The most popular TV channel airs carnival related shows and commercials for basically the entirety of February and the first days of March (well, it kind of starts in January but not that strong).
In the region I live almost nobody celebrates/likes carnival. I dunno why, I guess we just aren’t really into that kind of stuff. But to be fair I believe most of Brazil, apart from, obviously, the northeast part of the country and the capitals, doesn’t celebrate carnival. I might be wrong since I’ve only lived in/been to the southern part of the country.
Anyway, the whole point of this post was to say that now since I’m no longer watching television on a daily-basis the existence of carnival is almost irrelevant to me. It’s almost as if it didn’t exist/happened. Apart from getting two days of university and one from work off my week wouldn’t suffer any influence from the festivities that are, and still will be, taking part in the places mentioned before.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
—Groucho Marx (via observando)
Apparently I give the impression to people that I’m someone who doesn’t enjoy listening to music. This fact isn’t actually true. I know that whenever I’m asked what I like to listen to I don’t really give an answer. I feel like nowadays there is so much crappy stuff in music that it’s harder to find the good stuff. If you like classic songs then you’re good. Otherwise, it’s extremely difficult. But mostly I feel like I’m just not patient enough to sit down for hours looking for bands on YouTube.
In general I feel like everybody I know listens to the same songs. I can probably divide them in two or three groups of people who listen to pretty much the same stuff.