• jjjalljs@ttrpg.network
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    2 months ago

    One of my coworkers told me once that she gives vague answers like “I listen to everything” because she doesn’t want to talk about music with people. She was like “no one knows the obscure Korean pop I’m listening to so I just don’t want to go into it”.

    Which I kind of get. She put some thought into it and it was a tactical answer.

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      I just say “all kinds of stuff. Depends on my mood.” Sometimes I like wacky metal, sometimes I’m over it. Same goes for outlaw country or hip hop or punk or whatever.

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      This is kinda the situation for me. I don’t listen to any one particular kind of music and I don’t want to get sucked into a conversation about whatever genre you have decided to pigeon hole yourself into and are clearly gearing up to vomit all over me.

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      2 months ago

      I’d love to hear about her obscure K-pop, or your strange south American alternative, or whatever really, I’m never gonna say no to at least learning about it and hearing it out, if I don’t like it I’ll just not listen to it again.

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      2 months ago

      This is similar to my strategy when I was little, like 4-6 years old, whenever anyone asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. The truth was I didn’t know, but if I said that, the asker would keep pestering me with stuff like “what about a policeman or a fireman or doctor” etc etc etc and I knew I didn’t want to be any of those- so I would say “a chicken” and they would assume I was brain damaged and leave me alone.

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    2 months ago

    in the car:

    “what do we wanna listen to? name a band!”

    “whatever’s fine”

    “no seriously! just give me a name!”

    “ok. goatwhore.”

    “what?”

    “GOAT. WHORE.”

    “…”

    “…”

    “…i’m gonna put on some nice ambient electronic…”

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      I was working for that women once, and she was super nice. I was like 30 and she was around 50, but she tried really hard to be cool and hip. She said she’s hosting a dinner party bbq kinda deal and if i wanna come. I said i’d love to, but i already have tickets for a concert.
      “What concert?”
      “Oh it’s that band, they are not really famous.”
      “I know some bands, you know?!”
      “Infant Annihilator”
      “What’s that?”
      ‘They are called INFANT ANNIHILATOR’
      “Oh okay… Never heard of them.”

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        No one has ever heard of any band. I got to loads if concerts, and unless it is a mainstream pop artist, no one ever knows who they are.

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          Eh…

          I have a boss at work. Not a Boss-boss, he’s a team leader, but he’s my boss.

          Anyway he got 3 strikes for being a metal-head the other day:

          Wallet chain - who the fuck still has a wallet chain? A metal head

          Up close he has a hole in his lip - fucking lip piercing? Metalhead

          So he asked me if I wanted to do any overtime on the weekend and I said casually “Nah, I’m going to see Tenacious D on Saturday” and got the reply “Yeah fuck that, I wouldn’t be working overtime if I was doing that!”

          THIRD STRIKE

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    2 months ago

    I like metal. I don’t like discussing metal. I tell people I listen to everything, but what it literally means is I’m not offended by anything you play.

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    Finna change that “everything” to, “everything with a legible logo”

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    When I say “everything” I mean that I don’t have a specific list of genres I listen to. I can listen to any kind of music as long as it’s to my liking and it does not matter if it’s dead metal or k-pop or classical… Every genre has a lot of stuff I like and a lot of stuff I hate.

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      Hard agree. Like I’m not gonna say no if someone says “can I put on some death metal” because I’ve found surprise favorites in every genre I’ve listened to. Doesn’t mean I’m going to like that particular song or artist, though.

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      2 months ago

      I still don’t listen to much country, but Orville Peck has been a gateway drug. Something about gay cowboy ballads does it for me.

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        I mean, even for a country song that was just kinda…I dunno. It feels like with some changes it could be good, but there’s this weird part where the wording feels like it skips a beat because he couldn’t get the beat to synchronize with the cadence of the words. I’ll listen to a lot of country, but there’s still gonna just be bad songs.

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            Around 1:03, he completely breaks cadence and the whole rhythm of the song breaks. I don’t know how this could be considered good. Regardless of it being country or not.

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        2 months ago

        I think this is music, it even has a proper beat, although some weird backkick 7/33 or something. By the other posters description I imagined something way more extreme haha

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        Reminds me of listening to my non-buffering CD player on the bus ride to school.

        I’d argue that nobody could call this music in the way that normal people understand what music is. It feels like an experiment in sound more than anything.

        A common definition I just looked up on “Music” is:

        vocal, instrumental, or mechanical sounds having rhythm, melody, or harmony

        There is none of those in what you’ve linked. No rhythm, no melody, and nothing harmonious.

        So no, it doesn’t fit the definition of Music; therefore, I probably wouldn’t listen to it. I did sample other of the artists tracks like Wat Dong Moon Lek, Himalaya, Ahirya, and all of his pieces are like this. They aren’t really music.

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          No rhythm? It’s complicated, changing, but to my ears the whole thing is an exercise in rhythm.

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          It’s interesting to me how different people interpret what music means to them. To me I would call this music as it fits the definition of melody

          A pleasing succession or arrangement of sounds.

          Of course that is subjective to everyone. To me Carl Stone’s tracks do have a beautiful melody. To others they feel chaotic, and to some they feel minimalist.

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            A melody (from Greek μελῳδία (melōidía) ‘singing, chanting’),[1] also tune, voice or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity.

            The problem here is with the compositions absolute randomness of nature. It sounds exactly like what was being produced by computers, before some of the more advanced audio models came about. It doesn’t sound like any kind of single entity, and it would be nearly impossible for anyone to distinguish it from random sounds.

            In a cacophony of random elements, I couldn’t hear this song. But I could hear most others without issue. It doesn’t meet the sniff test.

            The melodies existing in most European music written before the 20th century, and popular music throughout the 20th century, featured “fixed and easily discernible frequency patterns”, recurring “events, often periodic, at all structural levels” and “recurrence of durations and patterns of durations”.

            All of which this lacks. It simply doesn’t meet the definition of music. Though I bet it’s a great source of inspiration for those experimenting with music themselves. Honestly, I had to load it up in YouTube to make sure the web-based music player wasn’t glitching out or something; it was bad enough as “music” that I thought something was wrong with the computer.

            But I’ll just kindly agree to disagree - if you enjoy it, great. I just wouldn’t even consider this music and would immediately ask for music to be put on.

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    Yeah I peace out when I can’t tell if it’s the vocalist or the garbage disposal is making that noise

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    Me: plays metal to friend Friend: “Can we, like, turn the music off and just sit in silence.”

    Same friend listens to trance which just makes me fall asleep during work.

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    “The music is okay, I just don’t like the screaming”. Although that only describes a portion of the metal bands I like, to me that’s like someone saying: “I like Monet paintings, but I’m not a fan of the colorful flowers.”

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    I get this reaction from people when playing Skinny Puppy, Igorrr, Herbie Hancock ffs… these people are sheltered, LOL!

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      I listen to almost anything and I recognise most of these artists.

      My listening habits are “pretty much anything but country, rap/hiphop/r&b, and the extreme side of metal”. Which means I listen to classical (Chopin is the shit), most pop music, some metal, industrial, retrowave, 80/90’s, “oldies” (pre-80’s… Shout out to the playmates), etc, etc.

      I also listen to some country, mainly stuff that has more substance than “truck” and “beer”. I draw the line with metal when I can’t understand the singer anymore, which, I’m sorry to my metal friends but a lot of the screaming/growling lyrical contributions fall into this category. I just don’t “get” the music so I’m not a fan.

      With rap/hiphop/r&b, the same rules apply for lyrical content as country (more or less), except with the concepts of getting/being rich (and/or bragging about the things you have), and guns/crime… I guess?

      Admittedly, those country/rap/hiphop/R&B exceptions still exclude a vast majority of the genres.

      I’m game for pretty much anything else.

      I still casually pop on some Backstreet boys, or Garth Brooks, or Eminem… Meanwhile I spend a good amount of time listening to the likes of vnv nation, Skrillex, electric cowboy, Gorillaz, 3TEETH, etc (the list is very long).

      What I pick to listen to is highly dependent on my mood.

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    I like everything if it’s at least distinguishable from nails in a mixer, because that’s not music to me.