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Nov 25, 2021 11:42:22   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
It's Thanksgiving morning. My wife is enjoying her usual ritual - "The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade". I'm on my PC. Occasionally I drift to the where the TV is and catch some of the balloons and "music". I have a fear of "real music" never being heard again. I admit to being a music snob. To me, the current monotonous music scene, is not music. It is rhythm with words. Two, possibly three chords, seems to be the entire musical structure. I was not a fan of the early Rock & Roll scene of the 50's - 60's. However, I eventually converted. My main music preferences are classical, older pop and jazz. I enjoy the required musical artistry to play my preferences in music.

I do not envision "my music" surviving, other than individual libraries of "real music". A real devastating blow to culture. Perhaps I'm wrong and far too critical of the current scene.
Culture and music have a way of lasting, despite the signs of disappearing.

What do you think?
Mark

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Nov 25, 2021 11:48:32   #
Wingpilot Loc: Wasilla. Ak
 
I agree. 100%.

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Nov 25, 2021 11:54:47   #
ashriverguy Loc: Rural Minnesota
 
What do I think? - "your right" but if you saw my iTunes files you would say "just what DOES he like? Jazz, opera, Classical, The Great American Songbook, all Rock and Roll? It’s all good depending what mood I'm in. I do enjoy your postings on jazz. You know a lot about music, Mark.

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Nov 25, 2021 11:57:13   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
Wingpilot wrote:
I agree. 100%.


Nice to have company, Greg! Thanks!
Mark

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Nov 25, 2021 11:59:09   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
ashriverguy wrote:
What do I think? - "your right" but if you saw my iTunes files you would say "just what DOES he like? Jazz, opera, Classical, The Great American Songbook, all Rock and Roll? It’s all good depending what mood I'm in. I do enjoy your postings on jazz. You know a lot about music, Mark.


Thanks for your comments! My library is also eclectic.
Mark

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Nov 25, 2021 12:06:19   #
Najataagihe
 
Commercial music, like commercial photography, has to make the most profit and draw the largest clientele.

Artistic music, like artistic photography, rarely makes a big profit and draws a much smaller clientele.

Guess which you will encounter more often?

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Nov 25, 2021 12:14:10   #
pmorin Loc: Huntington Beach, Palm Springs
 
markngolf wrote:
It's Thanksgiving morning. My wife is enjoying her usual ritual - "The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade". I'm on my PC. Occasionally I drift to the where the TV is and catch some of the balloons and "music". I have a fear of "real music" never being heard again. I admit to being a music snob. To me, the current monotonous music scene, is not music. It is rhythm with words. Two, possibly three chords, seems to be the entire musical structure. I was not a fan of the early Rock & Roll scene of the 50's - 60's. However, I eventually converted. My main music preferences are classical, older pop and jazz. I enjoy the required musical artistry to play my preferences in music.

I do not envision "my music" surviving, other than individual libraries of "real music". A real devastating blow to culture. Perhaps I'm wrong and far too critical of the current scene.
Culture and music have a way of lasting, despite the signs of disappearing.

What do you think?
Mark
It's Thanksgiving morning. My wife is enjoying her... (show quote)



I have always tried to be open minded about the different music styles. There are times when I want to listen to classical tunes, other times when I want Reggae, Country, Rap, Show Tunes et al…, well hell, I just like it all.
I doubt that older tunes will be forgotten completely. There’s too many people that cling to their collections like myself. Our young nephews have expressed an interest in having them for themselves when we pass. They too have kept that openness for music.

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Nov 25, 2021 12:16:20   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
Not being a musician I only know what I like. My music is 50s and 60s Rock-n-Roll. Not because it was good or bad but because it invokes memories of, for me, the best years of my life. Other than that my musical taste eclectic. I like Big Band Jazz, jazz sax but not trumpet; Meatloaf and White Snake but not Guns 'n Roses; Grateful Dead but not Jefferson Airplane; Classical orchestras but not vocal.

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Nov 25, 2021 12:26:36   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
Najataagihe wrote:
Commercial music, like commercial photography, has to make the most profit and draw the largest clientele.

Artistic music, like artistic photography, rarely makes a big profit and draws a much smaller clientele.

Guess which you will encounter more often?


Thanks for the reply.
Mark

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Nov 25, 2021 12:27:55   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
Not being a musician I only know what I like. My music is 50s and 60s Rock-n-Roll. Not because it was good or bad but because it invokes memories of, for me, the best years of my life. Other than that my musical taste eclectic. I like Big Band Jazz, jazz sax but not trumpet; Meatloaf and White Snake but not Guns 'n Roses; Grateful Dead but not Jefferson Airplane; Classical orchestras but not vocal.


Thanks for your comments.
Mark

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Nov 25, 2021 12:31:23   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
pmorin wrote:
I have always tried to be open minded about the different music styles. There are times when I want to listen to classical tunes, other times when I want Reggae, Country, Rap, Show Tunes et al…, well hell, I just like it all.
I doubt that older tunes will be forgotten completely. There’s too many people that cling to their collections like myself. Our young nephews have expressed an interest in having them for themselves when we pass. They too have kept that openness for music.


I hope you are correct! My youngest grandson loves jazz. He was in the jazz band in 7th/8th grade. I gave him my 52' Bach trumpet.
Thanks,
Mark

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Nov 25, 2021 15:26:44   #
dancers Loc: melbourne.victoria, australia
 
MY music is mostly all before 1950. never took to the Stones or the Beatles.LOL

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Nov 25, 2021 16:47:17   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
I was just at my mom's house for Thanksgiving and she had the Detroit Lions/Chic ago Bears game on. The halftime performer was laughable. Mom still watches the NFL. 93-year-old folks can do what they want so I didn't try to get her to change the channel.

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Nov 25, 2021 22:43:04   #
TriX Loc: Raleigh, NC
 
Although my wife is satisfied with MP3s, since I’m a little more oriented to wide dynamic range and frequency response, I typically listen to CDs stored on 3 200 disk changers. I have an eclectic mix of classical, Jazz, R&B, 60s-2000 R&R, Reggie, Folk and Bluegrass. There is no hip hop or rap or heavy metal. For example tonight at our Thanksgiving gathering we had The Brandenburg Concertos, Billy Holiday, The Alan Parsons Project, Bruebeck and finished with a Thanksgiving classic, Alice’s Restaurant.

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Nov 26, 2021 05:42:03   #
olddutch Loc: Beloit, Wisconsin
 
You are Spot on. It is quite difficult for me to listen to the radio as I cannot find a station that does not feast on rap type music. And even when I had a XM subscription was there a easy listing station. I feel your pain.

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