posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:58 AM
reply to post by MichelJCardin
great question for a music lover. 'classic' is so over-used for the last 20 years that it lost its meaning IMHO. classic rock used to considered
true powerhouse songs or albums from bands that set high-water marks for their musicianship. then it became whatever really sold well, which equals
whatever has mass general appeal. Britney Spears sold a lot of music...that doesn't mean it's good.
i think for many people a classic song will be one that stands up to repeated listening because they like it so much; not just while it's new, but a
year from now, and 5 years from now. and it keeps on selling as the years go by because it's so well loved people wear it out, give it away to others
who like it, give it as gifts, etcetera.
music is a very personal thing and peoples taste will vary depending on a lot of factors. i'm an old fart and something i noticed long ago is people
with older brothers and sisters usually tend to have a wider taste in variety and genres of music. i think its because there are more influences on
them at home as children, they get turned on to different music growing up.
the more someone knows of music is another variable. some people stay right in a rut with whatever they liked in their teen years, a batch of certain
tunes remind them of good carefree times. many people live out their lives as stereotypes based on the music they like; they are walking cartoons and
don't even know it.
i know and hang with a lot of musicians and that's where i find you'll really have friends that know what music is about. they've studied, learned,
know how to make music and play instruments. usually their interest will have them going back through the generations and learning who influenced who
and the roots of different genres. guys i've known over the years have personal collections that are mind-blowing in size and content.
sadly, most people have a limited knowledge and taste in music. they have been fed what has been dictated, ultimately, by profit-seeking suits at
recording labels. money has done more to impair, limit and retard most Americans knowledge, exposure and taste in music than most of them will ever
realize. this goes right on back to the days when the wealthy commissioned pieces. it's still the same: he who writes the check dictates who gets
signed and played.