Thursday, February 28, 2008

[music post] do you usually skip it

When you see a fellow blogger's YouTube of some music, do you:

1. Listen through it once;

2. Give it a few seconds listen;


3. Make a quick comment on the post without actually listening and hope he comes over to
your blog to listen to your music clip?

If you read something from the blogger extolling how great the music is, do you skip the post immediately?

The last dinner party I ever went to was a strange dinner for four. The dinner was fine but the problem came with the music. We must have each brought a dish and a disc from memory and I still remember the crisis.

I wanted to play the track below [which Oakenfold did a version of] but everyone objected. The other guy was next and he wanted to play some uptempo Paul McCartney and Wings and jollied me along - wasn't the old music the greatest? I said nothing and the two girls refused point blank.

Next was his girl and she wanted some romantic Demis Roussos which I liked too but no one else did. Lastly was my girl and she wanted Sting and Tatu and a few other things, part of which I found bearable and his girl did too but not him of course.

We ended up with no music because no one could agree. Now this is a worry because there was a time where each new song on the radio - virtually everyone listened to it and loved it. Even in the late 90s, it was rare for people not to like Back Street Boys. But generally, the thing has fragmented, splintered and I wonder why.

And it's really depressing when there's music we bop to but no one else does. So we live within our earphone world, listening to our own music which we think is so cool. We'd love everyone to share it and they feel the same way with their music and yet no four people can agree.

6 comments:

UBERMOUTH said...

I actually liked that. I love to try and separate the different musicaal instruments and guess what they are.

I don't do Utube on my blog as I don't know how to upload it.

I love the way you multi post..it's like alittle present everytime I come here and there's something new. :)

Nunyaa said...

I like the Backstreet Boys still, i can hear the collective sighs, think I'm stuck in a time warp.

jmb said...

Good heavens that was terrible, like trance music. How do you know when it actually ends? I did play the whole 8 minutes plus but was reading another tab so don't know what was on the video.

However if I had been the hostess at the dinner party every one would have got a turn to play their music. I can't believe you could not organize that.

I would say I play the You tube videos about 50% of the time, maybe less, and often don't allow them to finish. Consequently I don't often post them unless I want to use them to illustrate something because I am sure others are like me.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I usually start listening and, if it appeals, keep listening. You can learn a lot from other people's taste in music - about the person and generally.

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

Yes, it's good to give it a fair trial.

BobG said...

If I haven't heard it before, I at least listen halfway through to give it a fair chance.