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Originally posted by TheLoony
Originally posted by Skyfloating
It only proves that people dont KNOW what real uplifting, brain-expanding, consciousness-raising electronica/dance can sound like.
Not trying to derail or start an argument but I have no desire to listen to anything electronica/dance. I am a musician and I need to have real musicians playing, not just some tracks thrown together that were created by someone else or a computer. To me, it's not music. Therefore my ears have no desire to listen to it. I don't mind using electronics to enhance things but to create it is a whole other world, at least IMO.
Originally posted by skyshow
reply to post by Oldtimer2
Dog...it's 2008, dance has evolved...I mean you still have your 4/4 beat... but people are always so quick to dismiss dance... you guys, have your girl's take you out to your nearest really hot gay bar, and after a few drinks...(minds out of the gutter) you might loosten up and forget about the one two three four two two three four, three two three four, four two three four... that's ok, your body is now moving to the beat and you have forgot all about the redundancy there and are now flowing to the rhythm dancing with your baby, drink in hand, disco ball flashing, and completely relaxed enjoying yourself and your night out on the dance floor...the last thing on your mind is wanting to fight because you realise you are in love with your girl, you suddenly realise it's ok to dance to dance music, and Kylie minogue starts sounding really freakin' hot after your fourth rum and coke...
Originally posted by morthn1waytoskinacat
reply to post by Skyfloating
Wow! Hours or even days to produce, eh? That's amazing. Wonder what all these silly talentless bands like say, oh, I don't know, Dream Theatre, or Tool are doing, taking a year or more to write and produce an album. They must not have a clue.
I guess that's why they sell out arena's and have platinum or higher selling albums with absolutley no radio play, not to mention actually having their credibilty attacked in music publications, if they are even mentioned at all.
I wished I could say, that I hate saying it, but "music" is played by musicians, i.e., people who actually play an instrument of some sort. Not some jackass with a turntable stealing someone elses work and remixing it to some electronic crap that a 7 year old could program into a sequencer after spending a half hour reading the manual.
In case you were wondering I am a musician, have been for 22 years, went to music college, and have played in every kind of band imaginable (glam rock, jazz, blues, heavy metal, speed metal, rockabilly, country, and even folk). And yes, I learned how to program a sequencer and a synth in less time than it took me to read the manual. Within 3 hours I created some god awful # that some of my electronica loving coworkers thought was the best thing they had ever heard 'till they found out I made it. So, whatever Trevor.
if you knew how wrong you are,you'd shoot yourself in the head. Any fool can program and computer to make squeeky noises,but that's not a good dance track. A decent track has layers,and depth,much more than you can do with a couple of guitars and a set of drums. But that's going to boil down to a matter of opinion. Mine is quite obviously diffferent to yours.
Originally posted by CoNsPiRaCy PhReAk
Dance music is boring and is all computerized and because its computerized it is all mathimatically produced because you have to get the correct BPM and everything has to be perfect otherwise it will go out of time further into the song,also it doesn't take alot of talent to crate a dance track! I am a singer / songwriter and i made a dance track within 10mins all sounding perfect with vocals!. Where as Rock! there has to be talent in order to make good music and be sucessfull! Which is why there are hardly any dance tracks being played! Because anyone can do it!
Originally posted by morthn1waytoskinacat
reply to post by the way
For one thing who says you have to play in a "successful" band to play music for 22 years, jack ass?
Ever heard of a session musician?, Oh, guess not. That must be because electronica doesn't use musicians.
I've played in bands for fun. The real cake is in session work. Get a clue before you shoot your mouth off about pseudo- musos, what ever language that is. I've forgot more about music than you'll ever know. Maybe spit out the ecstasy and listen to something with an instrument in it, preferably one with strings or breath that takes several "years" of practice to master, played by someone who has mastered it. Otherwise shut it, you are unqualified to speak on the subject.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
1: The music is not about drugs. Have you ever been to a rock concert? LMAO
2: or how about a Jimmy Buffet concert
3: The lack of it on the air has nothing to do with the drugs.