For some, it’s a place of knowledge and wonder, where you can learn about world history, current events, or even a new language or two.
Some utilize the miracle of the internet to get into arguments with others for expressing their opinions and calling them and their mothers derogatory terms.
Let’s not forget the plethora of cats. Cat videos, cat memes, cat shirts, cat EVERYTHING.
Personally, I find the internet as the best resource for music. Think about it for a moment: You could be sitting at your computer chair with messy, unkempt hair and wearing just your underwear, and within moments you can listen to live performances, or view footage of concerts and music festivals that happened decades ago, or even logon to a forum website and actually live chat musicians! All from your living room! That’s AMAZING!
I mean, I didn’t have anything like this growing up. All I had access to were my parents’ old VHS tape of David Bowie’s “Glass Spider” concert, or catching the tail-end of when MTV and VH1 actually played music videos.
Websites like YouTube and Vimeo have taken over the reigns of being the best source for music videos. Old, new, mainstream, obscure, everything genre you love and everyone that you hate all in one place.
From original content from artists like Lindsey Stirling
To new music from established artists like David Bowie
To the downright weird and obscure
So take some time off from the imaginary arguments, internet bullying, and “news” about the useless Kardashian plague to browse some good tunes. Check out YouTube, load up Pandora or Spotify or iHeart radio and discover some new music.
And for sounding old and getting a bit preachy, here’s your Cat Tax: