Saturday, November 15, 2008

In that case, I think I'll choose an early death...

An interesting article in the British newspaper the Daily Mail says a study showed that listening to happy music, like John Denver, can improve one's health by increasing blood flow, while unhappy, or aggressive music like heavy metal may have a detrimental effect because it tends to cause blood vessels to contract in the same way they do when a person is under stress. I'm not sure what's worse... dying early of a heart attack from listening to cool music, or living a long life full of John Denver music. What kind of sick choice is that?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Either way, Industrial music makes me happy.

John said...

What kind of sicko would subject themselves to a long living death of John Denver?! Farck... pass me the Cyanide will ya?

So when do we shorten our life with some new A23 Tom... ? :)

Tom said...

Haha... Fall 2009, I hope.

Tom said...

Yes, I would tend to agree with you, Teodora. I mean, John Denver's music didn't even help John Denver himself lead a long life...heh

kent williams said...

This is plain stupid research. If you take a general member of the public, John Denver is going to sooth them and Godflesh is going to annoy them.

But if someone really likes Doom Metal, or Industrial, or whatever, it's invigorating and cathertic, and John Denver makes them want to strangle kittens.

Lihis- said...

The subjects chose the music that makes them happy/anxious, so basically the results don't tell anything about the universal effects of the genres involved. They are measuring normal responses that might not even have anything to do with music, they could just as well have used an episode of "Friends" versus some splatter movie... I'd say that the whole "study" is total bull.

John Denver really makes me want to strangle kittens ;D