Daniel J. Levitin writes about our love-hate relationship with Christmas music.
He also delves a little bit deeper into the cultural role of music. I thought this thought was an interesting one:
We are living in a time of unprecedented nonsocial access to music. The average 14-year-old will hear more music in a year than his great grandfather would have in a lifetime. Virtually every song ever recorded in the history of the world is available on the Internet somewhere.