spidersandsnakes Posted March 18, 2011 Share Posted March 18, 2011 Regarding music tastes and the fact that some people out there prefer "Classic Rock" and "Old School Music" to the stuff which is being produced today, well, it's their choice. There is nothing wrong with that. I personally think it is very unfair to accuse a person of being too lazy to discover things. That is in my book, jumping to unnecessary conclusions. Every person is different and every person is an individual with unique tastes and preferences. There is this saying called "Each to his own", you know?. I think that saying should be applied more frequently on this forum. If my post annoys anyone who thinks otherwise, then that's just too fuckin bad. Who are we to judge a person's music taste anyway? Are our music tastes perfect? Well, the answer to that is "it depends". It is all very subjective if you ask me. As for my tastes in music, well, I love a variety of bands and genres. Some of my favourite bands are from the 50's and 60's (especially some obscure garage rock bands from countries like France and Mexico), some are from the 70's and some have been on the indie music scene for just 5 years or even less. I do not feel the need to keep checking whether I am indeed following current trends as far as music is concerned, just to come across as "broad minded" and "open" in order to please people If a particular musical composition is pleasing to my ears, I listen to it. If it ain't, I just chuck it and move on. To me, hunting for "new music", especially looking for bands in the indie music scene, is a hobby, I enjoy most immensely. That's why I am a member of sites like last.fm. But I also get that there are people who are comfortable sticking to the "older" bands such as Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd (for instance). Take the case of my dad for example. He is 56 years old. He loves Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Queen and other well known bands from the late 60's and 70's. I tried to get him into some "new music" which I discovered recently, but he kept dismissing the so-called "current bands" I listen to. Can't say I wasn't annoyed with his attitude. I also thought he was experiencing a "stuck in the 70's syndrome" where a person believes that good music comes from bands which existed in the 70's alone or even earlier for that matter. But, my mom told me something which made me think. It was something like this : "Goodness! Let the man be in peace and listen to what he loves. Don't shove your "new" music down his throat. I can't ever recall your dad trying to push his music collection down your throat. He pretty much gave you the freedom to choose and discover music, be it old or new, all on your own and allowed your music tastes to evolve through time without interfering or judging you in any way. So, can't you behave in the same fashion too and respect his tastes?". I just sat in silence after my mom's little lecture, thinking that no truer words have been spoken. I am in no way competent enough to judge or jump to conclusions that my dad is a narrow minded guy, just because his tastes in music are dominated by bands from the 60's and 70's. It doesn't seem fair at all! The same thing goes for folks on this forum. As far as deviating from the topic is concerned, well, don't hold me responsible. I have my opinions and I do think that have every right to express them. There was NO new music in the ruddy 80s......only Saturday Night Fever crap:):) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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