I am sitting here listening to one of my favourite songs, Bad by U2. I can listen to it all day long. It’s 8 minutes long and I reckon it’s not long enough, even though it’s about heroin addiction. I know the lyrics off by heart – I always have to learn the lyrics of a song before I can ‘hear’ a song properly, as I can’t hear the words well enough to make them out. I have a few versions of this song, my favourite one is on the Wide Awake in America album, played live. There is more raw emotion, it feels more ‘real’ than the studio version. God, I love that voice! When I get my cochlear implant, I’m really worried I’m going to lose the ability to hear that emotion and the beauty of those percussion instruments in the background, the high tinkling notes, the bass ….. Go on, have a listen! (U.S. only) or on iTunes (UK).
Hopefully, I will be able to hear music well enough with a CI to enjoy it, I just don’t know what the quality will be like. At least I will still have my other ear so I’ll have something. I’ll be playing it at full blast if I have to! I love, love, love my music…. (don’t you think that’s rather ironic for a deaf person?)
I’m pretty sure, when I am lying in the operating theatre’s recovery room, the first thing I’ll do when I wake up is plug in my iPod. LOL.