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Hating Music

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:07 pm
by Jamie Renton
Unlike my hot headed youth, I now find it really hard to hate music. I'm still just as passionate in my love for the music I love. But I can't get worked up about the rest of it.

Back in my teens, the latest ghastly manufactured pop star or clod hopping US hair metal band would elicit ferocious eruptions of molten hatred from me and I revelled in it. Nowadays I can't be bothered, life's too short.

I think in part this is because I no longer have to listen to too much of anything I don't want to. Back then, the only way to regularly hear new music was via very limited radio options. Which mostly meant wading through a load of stuff that wasn't to my taste in order to hear a few things that were. Such frustration is bound to breed hate. Nowadays we've got all kinds of options and if, for example, you don't like a particular Youtube clip, you can always mouse-click on to another.

I'd also like to think I might have grown up a bit too. Learnt that there are people more deserving of my ire than musicians who happen to make sounds that don't appeal to me (politicians and the like). Although I'm not really sure that this is true.

I'd be really interested to know if other Forumistas have experienced the same emotional shift. Does certain music still get your goat, raise your hackles and send you screaming. Or, like me, have you learnt to block it out and move on.

Re: Hating Music

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:51 pm
by Adam Blake
Life is too short and all that. Especially when you often have to teach music you wouldn't normally bother with. My prejudices are still intact: don't like what is now referred to as EDM, synth-pop, heavy metal, opera. But I love the first two Black Sabbath albums and I like some of the tunes in various operas, so there's still hope for me. I also used to hate country but have since realised that you have to have lived a bit of life to appreciate it...

But anything with auto-tune can fuck right off and die, and that rules out 99% of modern pop - which is a shame, because I love pop music.

Re: Hating Music

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:25 pm
by NormanD
I think I'm in full accord with yourself, Jamie. Being a bit older than your good self means that I have had a few more years to reconcile myself to the truth of how pointless it has become to fret over, dislike, or hate music from a past that's now over. Why bother? There's enough good and great music in the world to involve me now. My tastes have changed, so why cling on to what's been and gone?

Re: Hating Music

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:28 pm
by NormanD
I do draw the line at the Dave Clark 5, however. Please don't get me started, again. Twice in one day is far too much.

Re: Hating Music

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:37 pm
by will vine
You've got what you wanted but you lost what you had..... a notion that keeps cropping up in all aspects of my life. All this streaming, ipodding, living parallel musical lives, specialist radio shows, not having to listen to other peoples stuff... it's good and it's bad. You get what you want, you lose what you had.

I miss the innocence of when it was just all pop music coming out of the same station whether it was heavy, ethnic, nostalgic, bubblegum, or novelty. Whether it was improvised, virtuoso, well crafted, or cynically fabricated. I regret knowing too much (and that's not that much).

I like all kinds of stuff much of which could reasonably be described as utter shite, so no, I never really got angry with what other people liked, never hated stuff.

I get disappointed with what we get presented with now, the abuse and neglect of good songs in the cause of creating celebrities, mythologising old mediocrities, endorsing lifestyles and products, and utterly woeful entertainment.

Re: Hating Music

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:11 pm
by AndyM
I hate people that hate the music I love.

Re: Hating Music

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:14 pm
by Adam Blake
Hah! You get used to it when you adopt The Beatles as your religion.

Re: Hating Music

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:03 pm
by Chris P
This popped into some Youtube playlist, which I hadn't realised I'd launched by listening to something else, while I was next door eating. I came back to find it playing, I don't hate it, but I find it completely baffling. The audience look so happy, are they all paid up members of his organisation's tentacles? Who are they, why does this 'do it' for them? The bass playing is more than kind of horrible as are the keys, what can it all mean?

In case anyone feels tainted or confused, here is a 2 minute antidote:

Re: Hating Music

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:58 pm
by NormanD
What does it all mean? What does this statement in the YouTube comments mean? (Apart from being a schizophrenic rant)....
The sacrilegious Tartuffe, Robert Fripp's Fu Manchu-ism came to roost on an album called SO with appearance of race-baiter Youssou N'dour climing the stump in advocacy for Gail Burstyn, wearing the smut-addled smirk of child molesters with a parochial leer.

N'dour was a mysterious figure who made a cameo appearance doing scat at the end of In Your Eyes. He was scarcely a noteworthy Senegalese nightclub operator until riding Gabriel's coattails to brutal infamy. N'Dour covered for the men who murdered my father by helping them manufacture a race libel about me in order to underwrite the eugenic white nazism of Will Zell in a criminally disturbing AIDS war game on Mt. Desert Island in 1988.

Preference and hegemony, loyalty to the mania and vapidity of the Beatles won out with Hitler rabid queerdom in places like Seattle who in their greed sided with a killing. It is a dark comment against the West. Typically this dark comment on behalf of Hitler's revenge was executed in Seattle when Gabriel's faction brutally slasher murdered Shannon Harps as a tribalist act of sacrificialism and as a warning to me, just outside our clubhouse there. Robert Fripp is a dangerous psychopath who chop shopped for Reagan in the name of John Lennon. The deviousness has come to light by my research. They called the people who started AIDS the victim.

Thus N'dour was the critical partner of Hitler in a rampage against the Liberal West.

Re: Hating Music

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:30 pm
by Chris P
strewth, I think that's the weirdest youtube post I've seen, and there's very tough competition for such a dubious distinction!