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Music, Reading and Self-Revelation

Guy Stagg, a music blogger at The Telegraph, has a post up that suggests musical taste is more revealing than what a person reads.

It is difficult to disagree with anything that Stagg wrote. However, it also seems a bit of an apples and oranges question. Music most often is enjoyed and permeates our days. Reading is enjoyed, of course — but also often in private and with an end beyond enjoyment. For instance, many folks read as tool for self-improvement and learning. The bottom line is that reading and listening to music are very different endeavors. While Stagg’s point may be true, it’s not particularly meaningful.

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