- Jun 14, 2012
A lot of people don't like the stuff I listen to. A lot. Considering that all I listen to is Progressive and some Classical, I don't know what the fuss is. I was just referring to people not going out of their comfort zone and supporting the pop artists when money could go elsewhere. But again, that's nothing I can control.launchpadmcqwak said:Sorry to carry this on..but when has anyone ever stopped someone from enjoying music?thesilentman said:*Shrugs* More power to you then. I don't mind if people like to listen to other music. I just get pissed when other people try to stop my enjoyment for them.launchpadmcqwak said:I am also a musician, it does not make my opinion more valid than another individuals.thesilentman said:The other thing to consider is that I'm a musician, so I have a better understanding of what it takes to play better music. This is an argument I can't really bring up in real life before some idiot turns that into a whinefest rather than a logical, discussion.launchpadmcqwak said:maybe...the pop music makes them feel something that your "challenging" music makes you feel?.thesilentman said:You sir, have won the thread. This is the reason that music elitism and people like me, you, and the OP exist. I love Dream Theater and Pink Floyd to all hell, but I understand why people would not like them. I, like you, respect their music and the meaning of what it means to be a musician.Ranorak said:Because I respect their skills as musicians, not just as artists.
To me, it's infinity harder to play a good guitar solo, live, with 3 or 4 other band members while staying on key, and all on the same 1,2,3 and 4's.
Opposed to standing on stage lip-syncing while your back ground dancer put more time in their work then you ever did.
Or earning your fortune by having the auto-tune squeeze your voice is such a way that even GLaDos sounds human.
I have respect for bands like Iron Maiden, still touring, still making great albums for more then 20 years, while current pop-stars are not artists, they're products.
There's also the fact that I'm a violinist myself and good music is engrained into my bones. I hate pop music as it isn't musically sound. I can't listen to auto-tuned music and repetitive beats as my mind needs more. I NEED music with proper tone shifts. I NEED music with different takes on the scales. I NEED something that's rhythmically diverse. I NEED music that makes me feel.
I need them, as I cannot have my music any other way.
Oh sure, some people are going to still prefer pop music. Would I look at them like I'm inferior? No! Will I convict them of not getting the balls to go out of their safety net? Yes. There is good music out there that many people are flat out ignoring, and it makes me unhappy in a sense. Unhappy that because of them choosing to support the pop artists, I may not be able to enjoy and get more of what I like.