Thursday, November 22, 2007
I love music. Doesn't everyone? But music is a pretty touchy subject for some people.
I love Punk, Funk, Soul, Metal, Rap, R&B, Trad, Ballads, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Noughties, Dance, Trance, Pure Cheese, Classical Genius... anything and everything.
And WHY NOT?! There's gold in every genre. Music should;
1. SAY something!
2. Make you wanna Dance or Sing!
or 3. Make you FEEL something. Up, down, good, sh!te, nostalgic, relaxed, whatever!
Outside of that what else matters!?
Music isn't a brand or a fashion statement - that band tshirt does NOT make everyone go "wow how cool he likes ____!!". It's just a fucking TSHIRT!! A person's music taste says nothing about who they are. NOTHING!
WHY do people think they'll be compatible if they have the same music taste? Rubbish! Idiots like cradle of filth, but so do perfectly nice people. My dad listens to Metallica and so do half the little pree-teens in the world. Pretentious uber-"alternative" people hate pop - so do 80 year olds.
I feel I have a healthy, varied and balanced musical diet. I HUGELY dislike music snobs.
Why rule out things you've never heard?
Why is metal "noise" to some people? It's not! Have you listened to it?!
Why is indie cool now - what's so great about a genre where the bands sound SO alike there's no telling them apart! Indie used to be short for Independent. Now it's short for mass-produced, skinny-jeans-wearing wankers.
Why are quirkiness and catchiness consiered BAD things?!
What's wrong with dance music - it's just for dancing to! Cascada never claimed to be the next bloody Chopin!
Why don't people write about things that MATTER anymore?! (Greenday aren't great but at least they're TRYING!)
Whew. I feel better now.