Most people relegate it to the background while having a conversation. I tend to do the opposite.
I know not to be too dependent on any one person & why. It has made me closer to my parents than I was before, made me more caring & less selfish, & made me think perhaps I no longer need the various anxiety pills I've taken on & off over the years – or maybe I've just grown up. I've nearly got ill over the thought of favourites of mine splitting.
Some of the music I used to love no longer floats my boat, & I don't know whether this will change in a couple of years' time. When I was growling along to Marilyn Manson you'd never have convinced me my favourite song would be a Latin chant.
I too know something is wrong when I don't hear music frequently. I get really snappy.
I've a term for it – "Concert Comedown"