Sunday, November 03, 2013

music tastes

I am sick of people bashing others music tastes.

There is no wrong taste in music, just different ones.

How hard is that to understand??

You can dislike certain music genres, artists, whatever. That being said, you don't have to be an asshole about what you don't like. This applies to all things that you don't like. Yeah, you can have an opinion, of course. First amendment. I know. But don't be an asshole, because nobody likes to be around assholes. 

People are always arguing about "real music" and "real talent." Really? 

Here's how I look at it: making music is not easy, no matter what genre. Therefor, I have respect for all who decided to go into music and do that for a living.

The term "real music" means nothing to me. Absolutely nothing. It's all music, whether or not you think it sucks.

As far as talent goes, I ain't gonna say that anyone isn't talented. That's just rude. I don't like to weigh talent, either. By that I mean, I don't like saying that one person has more talent than another. COMPARISONS. That's what I hate. I hate comparisons, in the grand scheme of things.

And then, of course, there's always the angle of instruments.

It takes years and years to become incredibly skilled at any instrument, so I tend to have more overall respect for musicians who play instruments, especially those who can play more than one.

Then again, I'm sure it takes years and years to become incredibly skilled in remixing and digital editing and all those fancy terms that I don't know the name for.

I'm just biased towards instruments because I'm learning two myself, and it takes a shit load of work. Saxophone and flute, for the record.

If anyone wants to buy me a cello, that'd be cool.

I do not consider the voice to be a musical instrument. That's not a good or bad thing, considering I sing myself. I'm not in chorus though; I don't want to be in chorus. Something about school choruses just piss me off. I'm not sure what it is. 

Now that that's all out of the way, I'll go ahead and say that I am a huge fan of The Piano Guys, anything with cellos and/or violins, classic rock, a few musicals, solo piano music, and I also have a playlist of tolerable pop/Indie/alternative music.

Look the Piano Guys up right now on YouTube. I swear, for a piano and a cello group, they have the coolest music videos I have ever seen. For cryin' out loud, they put a grand piano on the Great Wall of China. It was NOT a green screen; I was at their concert in Boston, and they told us the whole damn thing.

That's all I've got for tonight...

I lit an orange scented candle in my room tonight, and my room at my dad's place is wicked small, so now it's all cozy and warm in here.

Yum.

Cheers,
SWH










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