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"What are you listening to right now?" thread
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16 December 2010
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16 December 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

mithveaen said:

I've been listening to the Beatles way too much, so I'm detoxing.


I don't know. The idea of "too much Beatles" seems so weird to me. a-hard-days-night-george-10
 

Maybe it's different for adults. I just compare the Beatles to the stuff I was listening to before, as well as the crap other people my age listen to. 


I love how I can remember feeling the way Mrs. M feels and totally understand where Mith is coming from. I got really into the Beatles when I was in middle school and everyone was listening to...MC Hammer and girls I knew were really into...Color Me Badd and thought they were, uh, hot, and thought I was weird (to say the least) for not finding any of them attractive. If you want to see them, please feel free to Google, but not before I warn you (shudder).

And then about a year later when the really shallow cool kids started to really like The Beatles, I pulled back from listening to them because I didn't want to associate the wonderful Beatles with those horrid people. So I took the stance it's better to like music that's still being made, and went way out of my way to find music I could relate to and enjoy. I stayed up waay too late watching MTV between 12 and 2 on Sundays because that's when all the cool bands (not pop dancers) were played.

I can't tell you how almost lucky I felt to be in high school when grunge was at its peak, because I think that was the closest thing to Beatlemania I experienced in my life. So early-mid 90s music means so much to me, too. And it might be corny, but I really hope something like that will come around for all you yong-uns out there.

So my point (and I *do* have one) is that while yeah, the Beatles are one of the best things to happen to music, and really changed the way we all listen to music, I wouldn't count out what's going on in music now, either. It won't be on American Idol, and it won't be on your local pop station, but if you look hard enough, you'll find current bands that will mean a lot to you, too. Like Mith, I don't think I can subsist on an all-Beatles musical diet because I think it's better to look ahead or enjoy the present, that to have your head always tilted toward the past. But I surely understand where you are coming from, because all the bands and singers that are making the news now seem pretty talentless. 

Sorry for the long long (long) post. I can get so carried away when I get the chance to talk about how much music meant to me when I was in middle and high school.

I listened to Pearl Jam, Ben Folds Five, The Who, R.E.M., The Beatles, and Ryan Adams while typing this whole thing out.  

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
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Um... so detox sounds like Beatles are harmful to me... well being addicted to this forum sure it is. people might think I'm crazy and I have no life at all. Wait a minute... a-hard-days-night-paul-4

 

Ok so a Beatles cleansing. LOL!! I thought of Beatles detox because it sounds cool but you got a point there.

The thing is guys, that I have lived all my life with the Beatles. I mean, I just can't imagine my life without them. But you have to understand that 40 years you need a little break. I'm not saying I'm sick of listening to them at all, I don't think I'll ever get tired. But it's like.. how to say it? When you listen to a song a lot, you memorize it. And if you stop listening to it, and then you listen to it again, you see something different.For example, I used to consider the White Album as whatever (yeah I know) and now it's in my top favorite albums.

 

And as Starwisher said, the Beatles are the greatest thing that ever happened to music, but they're not the ONLY greatest thing that ever happened to music.

 

Speaking of that, and to continue on topic, right now I'm listening to Ennio Morricone's The Mission.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
16 December 2010
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