posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 03:54 PM
reply to post by dizziedame
Interesting post, nice to hear about your musical development and attitudes.
Originally posted by dizziedame
I have no idea what your point was in making the thread but this is where it lead me.
I think I don't like it. The "music " is pleasant to hear but there is no soul. no heart.
Give me real people with real musical instruments and I will jam with them for hours and feel as good as a pig in a mud puddle in the sunshine.
I don't really know why I posted this either...I just happened to be listening to it at the time and in a way it "took me back," too...not all the
way to 1952 but more to 1992 or 1993 or so...I'm guessing without looking that this song first came out 16 or 17 years ago. The original version was
a bit gentler; this version is somewhat "souped up" and the beat is faster.
You are certainly welcome not to like it... There are lots of genres I dislike. Punk rock, for example, grates on my nerves, I find reggae
sleep-inducing, and classic blues all sounds the same to me, to pick three examples off the top of my head. Yet I accept there are people who feel
passionately about these genres and see every bit as much emotional nuance and aesthetic value in them as I do in the music I like. I've come to
believe music taste is utterly subjective and people "imprint" different styles at different times in their lives and ascribe deep emotions to them
in ways it can be difficult for "outsiders" to relate to. So for this reason I find all arguments about "which genre is better" to be useless,
about as meaningful as arguing which flavors of ice-cream are "inherently" better. For some reason most people can accept that the latter is a
matter of taste; I wish people could do the same with the former. Some can, and I'm not suggesting you aren't among them...but I do feel the need to
defend the electronica genre, which means a lot to me. I also like a lot of more "rockin'" traditional music from the 60s and 70s, and don't
necessarily see this as conflicting. Sometimes I want ice cream, sometimes I want steak, right?
About this particular song, I guess what I find interesting is that the lyrics are so banal and meaningless, and yet somehow it manages to evoke an
emotion (at least in those responsive to the genre). It is an odd mix of the utterly shallow and the somewhat more meaningful, and it has remained a
classic for almost 20 years in a variety of remixes.
[edit on 4/22/09 by silent thunder]