Brian ([email protected])
Tue, 25 Aug 1998 04:06:13 +1000
I hjave this same ol argument with friends all the tiem who reckon that U2
are shite. GHow i would love to prove them wrong and convert them but we
must accept who we are are what we believe in.
Maybe im lookin for the sound that s gonna drown out my world but its
exactly that. My World.
Anyways i need sleep cause i got a headache and the taste of stale smoke in
Sleepin in my own bed tonight!!!!!
>Just got back from a nice ole' night out, well, it was mostly nice at
>least. So anyway off with the preface and on with my little story. Having
>forsaken club land for a night (yeah I know the music sucks and the people
>suck and the drugs are too expensive but its still fun alright : )) myself
>with some trusty pals headed off to hit the pubs...walking not crawling
>(well at least not at the start) And so I'm this fish out of my normal
>water and this nice human type male strikes a little conversation type
>thing with me...the topic of music is raised, I'm reluctant to state my
>preferences...no I'm not *ashamed* of my taste but hey I hold that stuff
>close to my heart, that which you love most is always most personal. So
>given that, I list my least fav fav stuff first before getting to my Irish
>musical kings... Only to be interupted witht the slightly grovelly "Whoa
>cool choices" comment, "none of that mainstream crap for you hey!"
>followed by "Anyway the mainstream is dead...look at it, its been over run
>by the crap that is the Spice Girls Hanson and Mariah Carey music for the
>prepubescants and those over thirty with no imagination, look at U2 their
>last album sucked, see no one cares about them now, once things are out
>there they can't be in here" at which the said human creature pointed with
>admiral dramatic flair to his heart. Picking my jaw up from the floor
>where it had dropped during the last part of his speech I grasped
>(unsuccessfully) for a polite way to respond.
>On the dull and blurry cab ride home though I began instead to curse
>poetic justice...as I realised I'd done my share of criticising the
>musical taste of others...As i see it though the thing is this, taste is
>always gonna be an issue on which folks disagree and thats fine, it can be
>tonnes of fun, and everyone has a right to choose what they like. To some
>people music means everything, to some its just ear candy, some prize
>originality others like things derivative and familiar, some people like
>whats new and trendy others go for for durabilty over fashionability.
>Whatever. I don't myself think catergories such as mainstream or
>alternative have much use, I like what I like cause I see worth in it. So
>even though I
>would/ have/and will always argue there are some acts that I find devoid
>of any artistic merit, so long as people like them for there own and not
>market reasons fair enough....The charts need not reflect the heart. U2
>are deep in mine though always forever now, sales or no sales.
>Now if only I'd said that to my drinking buddy instead of recommending
>that he purchased a ears with brain in a two for one deal ; )
>Actually this wasn't a short post at all.
>****Disclaimer: please don't flame me its 3am and I am unsober, please
>don't laugh at my typos either just finding the keys is hard enough. And
>if this made no sense to anyone *sorry* but coherence will not be needeed
pOP rOCK AND pEACE y'ALL
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