Why do people insist their music is the best?  

rm_art_persists 52M
1120 posts
6/10/2006 11:45 am

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Why do people insist their music is the best?

Everywhere I go, everyone is always insisting their music and their time was the best. Remininscing takes over with the attitude that "today's music ain't got the same soul".

I find this attitude to be rather limiting. It essentially says that nothing measures up to the past. It also allows record companies to keep pressing old albums instead of developing new talent.

It's time to move on and with a new groove on....

Mysterylady1961 56F

6/10/2006 12:17 pm

Well I惴 a romantic and a little old fashioned myself so I can愒 agree with you sorry.I love some of the ol愜olden oldies.They made sense.I don愒 blame them for looking back.Theirs was a time of innocence and peace and tranquility.

rm_art_persists 52M
1789 posts
6/10/2006 1:27 pm

Mystery: welcome to my corner of blogdom. I don't say reminiscing is wrong. What I am saying is that saying old music is the best while nothing new measures up is the problem...

BTW the past wasn't all innocence; history is full of tumultuous times and the 80's was a time when crime peaked...

Whispersoftly5 53F
15176 posts
6/10/2006 1:45 pm

I love it all! Old - new - it doesn't matter.

I have a ritual where every month after pay day I go to the CD store. I pick a number while still in the parking lot and when I get into the store I walk down that isle. I may land at the end - the middle or anywhere in that isle. I close my eyes - spin around - reach without looking and grab the first CD that my fingers touch. Sounds silly, but I've built a terrific CD collection this way and have probably been exposed to every type of music there is - and I love it all.

The other upside of this is some men think it is cute and come to flirt with me after they are done watching my silliness!!!


rm_art_persists 52M
1789 posts
6/10/2006 6:18 pm

Whisper: that is a great way to expose yourself to new music

I avoid country and sugarpop music but am generally open to any type of music

LustyTaurus 49M
21253 posts
6/10/2006 8:40 pm

I agree with you, like the old stuff but there is new talent now and talent yet waiting to be developed.

rm_AnOddGirl 58F
3469 posts
6/10/2006 9:10 pm

My era of music is good, but I've heard it. So I listen to new music (mostly new - so much sampling out there) because I Haven't heard it. My mega CD player (holds 200) has everything from GreenDay, SuperTramp, Etta James to Mozart. There is no 'best', there is only Xul.. er... different.


rm_art_persists 52M
1789 posts
6/11/2006 5:23 pm

Lusty: rock on

Odd: I listen to a variety of music based upon my general mood....

Yummy: My Dad used to wake us up on weekends to his country gospel
and Yes, music is meant to be shared amongst those who appreciate it not vice versa.


6/16/2006 10:49 pm

Personally I cannot stand most of the big classic rock hits that signify to most people my age their "those were the days" era.

A lot of that though comes from having played in a lot copy bands over the years and I've just heard them and played those songs at insanely loud volumes a few too many times.

Now I nearly puke when I hear many of them.

I could start naming the ones that really irk me the most but I don't want to piss on anyones old faves. Music can get damn personal with many folks.

What I've found is that there is always some new and really great music in any particular era. The problem though is actually finding much of it because most radio stations play such a limited range of stuff that is all big time promoted and advertised by music industry business bigwigs that getting to the really good stuff often takes a lot initiative in searching it out and finding it.

I have not experienced it myself but certain friends with decent musical orientations have given quite glowing reports of what can be now be found on new sattelite radio networks. I'll have to check that out myself to really give any honest recommendation of it but hopefully what my freinds have said about that new radio frontier is true.

Great music is always alive and around somewhere if you look for it.


rm_art_persists 52M
1789 posts
6/17/2006 2:56 pm

Kc: I've been listening to satellite radio and it still tends to suffer by playing the same music over and over again.... the best source of music seems to be the net....

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