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March 16th, 2004

I love it all, except…

I can’t stand it when people say, “I listen to all types of music… except _____.” It drives me nuts because I know that if I were to press them on the issue and name a few other genres, they’d respond, “Oh, well, yeah, I don’t like _____ either.”

So go ahead, fill in the blank… “I listen to all types of music, except _____.”

I dare you.

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Tuesday March 16, 2004 -- 9:37:58 am
Mongolian goatherd ballads



FROM: Chris
DATE: Tuesday March 16, 2004 -- 9:48:15 am
rythmic cicada chiping - coming soon to a tree near you.



FROM: Greg
DATE: Tuesday March 16, 2004 -- 9:58:22 am
Gwen Stefani. :)



FROM: David
DATE: Tuesday March 16, 2004 -- 10:39:17 am
Lyrical Prophets, Laze, and Poetic as well as the popular "Year in Rap" series. Pretty much the whole UA catalogue.



FROM: Cat [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday March 16, 2004 -- 10:47:18 am
There are certain types of music I don't enjoy in bulk (modern country, most rap, most hair metal), but even those have their exceptions that I love. But then I can listen to things (noise, ambient, trance) that make other peoples' ears bleed.

And Mongolian goatherd ballads are lovely. Give 'em a chance. ;)



FROM: Alex
DATE: Tuesday March 16, 2004 -- 10:52:01 am
Anything by Slim Whitman



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday March 16, 2004 -- 10:57:01 am
You hit the nail on the head, Ryan. For almost every musical genre you "don't like", you can probably name one exception that you can tolerate or like. I'm not a country music fan, but I kinda dig Joe Nichols. Go figure.

I think the big thing is to not close your ears off to different sounds just because it's different than what you are used to. Starting as a DJ for parties/dances/clubs helped me there. You gotta learn to tolerate all genres.



FROM: Mario500 [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday March 16, 2004 -- 11:06:10 am
....."mainstream" music



FROM: Chris
DATE: Tuesday March 16, 2004 -- 11:39:06 am
So when Mario's favorite band sells 1 million albums - I guess he'll ditch them for being mainstream?



FROM: Greg C
DATE: Tuesday March 16, 2004 -- 12:22:22 pm
I think Mario means "pop" music. Pop isn't JUST Britney Spears, most "Today's Country" or "New Country", whatever they're calling it, is pop. Pop music with a twang and accent. Hell, some of it doesn't even have a twang OR an accent, it's just pop put out by some former country music singer, which is why they retain the market.

I will admit, I've given that line before, but now I'm more careful than that. It's a part of growing older and wiser, I think, but I can find music in virtually all genres that I like, but that doesn't necessarily mean I like the genres. I'm also keen enough to realize that no matter what the style or genre, music still follows certain guidelines, whether the artists realize it or not.

Take the pop ballad, for instance. There are a few formulas:

* Bridge Over Troubled Water... first verse sang at almost a whisper, second verse sang in a normal tone, third verse belted out to show off the singer's prowess. The Titanic theme follows this formula.

* The Key Change! Almost every pop ballad has a key change towards the end of the song. Make them stop! Please!

And everyone loves the old intro -verse - verse - chorus - verse - bridge - chorus - keychange formula.

Greg



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday March 16, 2004 -- 12:30:28 pm
I remember reading a long time ago about Nirvana..one of their albums was gonna be named "Verse Chorus Verse", mocking "pop" music. Of course, Nirvana's stuff followed that format, so....go figure.



FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday March 16, 2004 -- 4:07:44 pm
And, Dave, one of their b-sides was actually titled "Verse Chorus Verse." Pretty good, as well.



FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday March 16, 2004 -- 7:23:22 pm
"Verse Chorus Verse" is no "I Hate Myself and I Want to Die."

One genre I'll never touch is Contemporary Christian. Oh, but I did like Circle of Dust. OK then, how about contemporary radio country?



FROM: Matt
DATE: Tuesday March 16, 2004 -- 8:16:27 pm
Anytime you ever see someone who says this shit it will either say country or rap 99% of the time.



FROM: jk
DATE: Tuesday March 16, 2004 -- 10:27:50 pm
.....bluegrass.

Robert, if you were willing to spend some time on amazon or borrow a friend's CDs, I know I could tell you about some "contemporary" Christian music that you would not hate. Seriously. I am a former huge alternative music fan (well, that's not entirely true--I still like what I liked in the 80s, but not what's called "alternative" today), so you can't label all fans of Christian music in a certain way.

Going way off topic, or am I, I actually cried during VH1's "Bands Reunited" when the Alarm were on. If that concert had been in the US and I had known about it, I would have been there beyond a doubt.



FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday March 16, 2004 -- 10:59:37 pm
Robert, if you were willing to spend some time on amazon or borrow a friend's CDs, I know I could tell you about some "contemporary" Christian music that you would not hate. [ . . . ] [Y]ou can't label all fans of Christian music in a certain way.

Hmmm, I'm pretty sure I didn't label CC fans at all. Not here, anyway.

I have no interest in learning more about Christian rock because I don't care to support preaching. There could be a band or singer out there who would interest me, but he/she/they would have to compete with the many great secular artists that already crowd my boxes of CDs.



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Wednesday March 17, 2004 -- 9:30:52 am
Going along with the conversation concerning "I listen to all types of music except (genre), except (particular piece within excepted genre)", I generally don't like polka, but I can't get enough of "Roll Out the Barrel."



FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday March 19, 2004 -- 8:27:44 pm
Joseph: I know that song only as done by the Andrews Sisters. It's a gem, yes.



FROM: Ken
DATE: Wednesday January 5, 2005 -- 10:42:05 pm
I agree with dave, I typically dont listen to like orchestral music, but i could get into some good stuff, there isnt anytype of music that i actually cant stand. maybe. Like i like all types of song my mp3 has jay z/ linkin park, toby keith, simple plan, ludacris, jimmy wayne, shaggy, yea well you get the point.



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