Which songs or bands tell you to move to the next channel or change record or CD? My alphabet starts from Air Supply -- replace with something else IMMEDIATELY! Sam Cooke believe it or not Barry Manilow Ramons Luis Armstrong Neil Young Bob Dylan Rolling Stones Most of Beatles.
I can usually find something redeeming in anyone gifted enough to put their music and talent on display for others. I may not "get" their message or like their tone, but I am not about to make a negative comment on what someone else does for a living and I think all art has value.
What purpose does a thread like this serve, except to stir up a big debate that cannot be won or even rationalized because every opinion is just that. A bunch of useless banter that will move towards being mean spirited.
How many more "Hall of Fame" musicians and singer songwriters make you run for the remote? Say's a lot about your music taste. (oops starting to get snarky...he,he,he).
Gettin' the popcorn and butter ready...... this should get good pretty quick!
most country, rap, and techno. Rap sounds like somebody is very unhappy with a broom stick you know where, techno gives me a headache, and country starts to make me depressed. I should put them all in a blender and see what comes out. That might be pretty . . . mmm? Actually I like a little country stuff, just a little. The happy stuff when everybody gets there truck, marriage and dog back.
Very cool thread. Mapman, for me only Bruce's " Born In the USA". That tune is a switcher. Czarivey, I like what I call "Classic Country" and bluegrass but I can't stand the newer stuff. I don't like rap, hip hop and such. Fact, I only listen to classical or NPR radio these days. All my local rock radio stations play the same old tired tunes.
I do not neglect Shostakovich and have no relationship with God. I let Him do His own business and He lets me do My own business without pressuring one another. I believe it's not bad at all. Anything I needed in my life I found I can help myself much better and faster than asking Him to do or create that.
Well, some 60 odd years ago during summer vacation I was sitting on the back porch with my grandmother. I said to her, no doubt like every kid has ,that I was bored.
Now granny was a product of the toughest slum in Europe, the notorious Gorbals of Glasgow, Scotland and though she was a loving woman, it was strickly of the "tough love" variety. One tough cookie , who could curdle milk at a hundred yards with one glance. And did ! She fixed those blue eyes that could bore a hole through you skull and said one sentence that has stayed with me all my days, more so than any advice I've ever received from anyone. She said, , "If you're bored its because you are boring".
She only completed 3rd grade but Gran was no dummy.
Hip hop and rap are dying styles now. Not as many young black Americans nowdays listen to it as it used to be 5...6 years ago. Substantially less other young folks from other ethnic groups listen to that either. It's fading away in most of the US AMEN. I can see these statistics as I sell music. HipHop and rap records or CDs are dead investment and hardest to sell
Rock music is a dying style. Not as many young white Americans are listening to it now.Other color people are also not listening to as much rock. THANK GO it's finally going away. I know this because I work in a record store. Rock music CDs just sit on the rack collecting dust.
Really Billbartuska? I grew up in abject poverty, never heard a piece of Classical Music in my life, or even knew it existed for that matter. One day coming in from a hard patrol in Vietnam I heard the great Swedish tenor Jussi Borling sing the "Un bel Di" aria from Madam Butterfly on short-wave from Australia, it froze me like a deer in the headlights. Classical Music was THE reason , a high-school drop-out who joined the Army at 16 had a BA and MA from elite colleges 5 years after leaving the Army.
It showed me what humans can do, while rock etc show you how low than can go.
That was in 1966, from that day to this, Classical Music is 90% of all my listening and I listen at least 5-6 hours a day ,every day.
Schubert - Thanks for sharing and thanks for serving over there. Not exactly sure how your subject line was intended but it seems to me you make Billbartuska's point very well, "What music one chooses to listen to is, in great part, dependent on your life experiences....". Obviously you are relating a life experience and moment in time that left an indelible mark.
Schubert, with that moniker I think I may be just wasting my time, but just in case.....
I recently picked up "Schubert for Two", arrangements of some of Schuberts chamber music, including one piece that was actually composed for the Guitar. Very relaxing (as opposed to 'formal') stuff. Nice evening music. The musicians were Gil Shaham and Goran Sollscher. Recorded in 2002 by DG. Still in print.
If there are any Hollywood producer's reading, for what its worth I would go see a movie based on your life story and how classical music affected it. Imagine the royalties!!!!
If done well, it would register strongly with many folk out there, similar to Forrest Gump but in a fundamentally different way I suspect and might help develop new interests in good music.
Forest Gump is one of my absolute favorite movies. It registers on a fundamental level with many, especially those who lived through the times depicted, but is so much more than a mere nod to pop culture and politics of the time.
Schubert, if you're not proud for your service in 'nam, I share with you your thoughts and absolutely not proud what we do now in the Mid East since WTC collapse. My hippie spirit is with the rest of protesters. An army is to defend us civilian dwellers against hostile invasions and not at all mechanizm to invade for private interests hiding behind the mask of humanity and democracy. I really do not care what kind of government is in Iraq, Iran, Afgan, Syria, Cuba. I don't even care how they treat their own children or women, because it's their country and it's their government and not really willing to invest my tax dollar onto bringing 'democracy' using US Armed Forces.
...indeed not -- it really hurts me when these military actions leave people with no roof, table and bread on it. Didn't you realize that we do little to no help to those who left with no government and having civil wars to decide who's going to be in charge? I care for everyone no matter religion or color. WW2 had an intention to protect and liberate civilians from fascism. Not only WW2 would piss me off indeed! Wars post and including Vietnam had a completely opposite direction. Who did we liberate?? Divided Yugoslavia? Civil wars in the Mid-East? Messed-up Iraq? Livia? Yea I don't want to use my tax dollar to get someone I don't want to get killed or robbed and that's my point.