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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Music is completely subjective. It is all a matter of taste. One persons music is another's noise.

    Todays music is no better or worse than anything else in the last 100 years depending on who you ask.
    Well, I guess you're right. But I consider myself very diverse in what I'll listen to. Modern indie, classic indie, rock, grunge, django, instrumentalists, classical, swing jazz (30's & 40's), experimental, gypsy jazz, 80's hip hop, R&B, blues, acoustic blues, japanese rock, middle eastern pop, belly dance music...

    I don't like rap or variants because I just can't relate so it's not something I listen to - but I have to say most of what's called "top 40" being played on generic radio stations today is just ah... not good music. It's formula produced, engineered and processed garbage. I haven't listened to an actual on-air radio station in years and tend to seek out bands and songs that my ear likes.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I have never been much into mainstream music. I prefer music that is more out there, angrier, edgier. That music more speaks to my soul.
    That ^ made me think of Brad Delp. The Boston vocalist who killed himself a few years ago. His notes said, "I am a lonely soul."




    Boston is will always be one of my favorites.


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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    i have never seen it described better than hunter s thompson's maxim:
    "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs every day.

    And there's also a bad side."
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Well, I guess you're right. But I consider myself very diverse in what I'll listen to. Modern indie, classic indie, rock, grunge, django, instrumentalists, classical, swing jazz (30's & 40's), experimental, gypsy jazz, 80's hip hop, R&B, blues, acoustic blues, japanese rock, middle eastern pop, belly dance music...
    I wish I had tastes more like yours. I seem to be comfortable with a very narrow style of music no matter how much I try to make myself get into other things.

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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I wish I had tastes more like yours. I seem to be comfortable with a very narrow style of music no matter how much I try to make myself get into other things.
    so you like both kinds of music, huh .... country and western
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    so you like both kinds of music, huh .... country and western
    More like Industrial and EBM, but in a sense, yeah.

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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I wish I had tastes more like yours. I seem to be comfortable with a very narrow style of music no matter how much I try to make myself get into other things.
    It's all about what you were exposed to in early years of growing up. I played music all my life so I got to appreciate all types for different reasons. First record I ever heard was a Homer and Jethro record my parents bought in the 1950's and the song was "Pfft you was gone". Of course, I was at the time enamored by someone actually doing the "Pfft!".
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It's all about what you were exposed to in early years of growing up. I played music all my life so I got to appreciate all types for different reasons. First record I ever heard was a Homer and Jethro record my parents bought in the 1950's and the song was "Pfft you was gone". Of course, I was at the time enamored by someone actually doing the "Pfft!".
    I don't think that explanation works for me though. My parents pretty much listened to the typical set of 50s to 70s rock when I was growing up.

    For me though, there is just something about repetitious music with slight changes over the course of a few minutes that is extremely soothing, beautiful, and awe inspiring. It speaks to my soul where nothing else does. I just wish other music did as well so that I could have a wider variety of artists to load on my ipod. Listening to the same 30 artists gets boring after a while, but its hard to find a good band.
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I don't think that explanation works for me though. My parents pretty much listened to the typical set of 50s to 70s rock when I was growing up.

    For me though, there is just something about repetitious music with slight changes over the course of a few minutes that is extremely soothing, beautiful, and awe inspiring.
    personally, i couldn't imagine anything worse

    but hey, each to their own i guess
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    but hey, each to their own i guess
    Yeah, with art, thats the way it seems to work. I just love it because I can emotionally feel the different relationships between the notes.

    Whats frightening though is that my wife tells me that many of the autistic kids she used to work with would react to music in a similar manner, in the sense that they would seem to feel the music with their entire body and with their raw emotional state. I guess it would explain my high amount of introversion and complete indifference to most people if there were underlying similarities.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 05-18-10 at 11:45 AM.

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