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Guilty Pleasures
16 November 2014
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vonbontee said
I've been feeling this weird kind of...not "guilt", but this occasional kind of embarrassment (or at least self-consciousness) since I started investigating classical music back in February...like I'm afraid people are going to think I'm trying to be pretentious or snobbish, or that I'm trying to rise above all the rock 'n rollin kid stuff I've spent 40+ years listening to (and have appeared to finally become largely bored with - or at least bored with 95% of any new performers I've never heard before.) It's like I can't decide whether such a listening choice is totally uncool or totally cutting-edge. And I have to wonder why I should care about the coolness of whatever I'm listening to, especially when it's frequently giving me a lot of enjoyment. (Primarily when it's Beethoven)

Welcome to a whole new world @vonbontee. Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Wagner… You won’t regret exploring them. And I dare say you’ll appreciate The Beatles even more after listening to classical music.

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Folk generally buy what they hear (and like); a large part of what they hear is played on mainstream radio; a large part of whats played on mainstream radio is the guff thats shoved at them by the record industry which is generally quickly recorded music with bland lyrics and autotuned vocals. And because it sells the record industry pumps more out. Its all one big circle.

Yeah but why does this sell? Why is it that people are into autotuned computerized crappy pop and hiphop? Why isn't rock music mainstream for instance?

I'm sure there must be a whole psychological theory behind this. I'M GOING ON AN INVESTIGATION!

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Oudis said

vonbontee said
I've been feeling this weird kind of...not "guilt", but this occasional kind of embarrassment (or at least self-consciousness) since I started investigating classical music back in February...like I'm afraid people are going to think I'm trying to be pretentious or snobbish, or that I'm trying to rise above all the rock 'n rollin kid stuff I've spent 40+ years listening to (and have appeared to finally become largely bored with - or at least bored with 95% of any new performers I've never heard before.) It's like I can't decide whether such a listening choice is totally uncool or totally cutting-edge. And I have to wonder why I should care about the coolness of whatever I'm listening to, especially when it's frequently giving me a lot of enjoyment. (Primarily when it's Beethoven)

Welcome to a whole new world @vonbontee. Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Wagner… You won’t regret exploring them. And I dare say you’ll appreciate The Beatles even more after listening to classical music.

Appreciate the encouragement! Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart and Chopin (and Stravinsky and Dvorak and Rimsky-Korsakov) have all provided me with (at least) an album's worth of joy so far. Wagner I don't think I'm gonna bother with, cause I still have no use for opera (yet), plus he was such a nasty piece of work, of course.

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Von Bontee said

    Appreciate the encouragement! Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart and Chopin (and Stravinsky and Dvorak and Rimsky-Korsakov) have all provided me with (at least) an album's worth of joy so far. Wagner I don't think I'm gonna bother with, cause I still have no use for opera (yet), plus he was such a nasty piece of work, of course.

@Von Bontee:

I’m not a connoisseur but I dare say that the overture of Tannhäuser is a great place to start with Wagner –put your prejudices aside and enjoy. You can easily find it on YouTube.

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Guilty pleasures? Umm... this forum... ahdn_george_06

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Guilty pleasures? Umm... this forum... ahdn_george_06

The Beatles are your guilty pleasure? (I think this be for music)

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Guilty pleasures? Umm... this forum... ahdn_george_06

The Beatles are your guilty pleasure? (I think this be for music)

Nope--Oh, is it?...

Forget I said anything, then a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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Still blows my mind that the Beach Boys /Motown artists are "guilty pleasures" paul-mccartney

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U2, Grace VanderWaal, and Billie Eilish are guilty pleasures for me. ahdn_george_06

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vonbontee said
Still blows my mind that the Beach Boys /Motown artists are "guilty pleasures" paul-mccartney

NOT ON MY WATCH! a-hard-days-night-ringo-15ahdn_george_08

Also, before we got sent home, one of my college teachers a few weeks back played us a couple of Marvin Gaye songs as part of a lesson and I'm fine to say I absolutely dig them! ahdn_john_08_gif

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U2, Grace VanderWaal, and Billie Eilish are guilty pleasures for me. ahdn_george_06

Never heard of GraceVW, but I'm curious about why you'd feel guilt about enjoying someone as cool and hip and acclaimed as Billie Eilish...is there a backlash? or do you disapprove of her worldview or whatever....curious!

'Guilty pleasures' is a concept that I only half-believe in, anyways...

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^Only half guilty pleasures, I'm not super guilty about any of my pleasures really, but it's just that I'm moving between the third and fourth stages on this most excellent chart:
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I would have to say that my only "guilty" pleasure is Jack Stauber:

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My choice of Guilty Pleasure happens to be one of my favorite bands right now. Prepare to be dissapointed. . . Blink-182!!

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My choice of Guilty Pleasure happens to be one of my favorite bands right now. Prepare to be dissapointed. . . Blink-182!!

I don't mind Blink that much. My brother was extremely into them when he was my age and I've liked some of their songs. However, my friend despises their music and likes to make fun of them constantly (though we do have a good laugh together belting out "I Miss You" with terrible but not that far off Mark Hoppus impressions)

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My choice of Guilty Pleasure happens to be one of my favorite bands right now. Prepare to be dissapointed. . . Blink-182!!

I don't mind Blink that much. My brother was extremely into them when he was my age and I've liked some of their songs. However, my friend despises their music and likes to make fun of them constantly (though we do have a good laugh together belting out "I Miss You" with terrible but not that far off Mark Hoppus impressions)

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I don't fully believe in the concept of guilty pleasures, but some of the music that I like could be considered guilty pleasures. I love a good 70s roadtrip song like Hooked on a Feeling or Brandy and I do enjoy a lot of songs by ABBA. I also like some standards from the Rat Pack, they can be really comforting. I don't listen to most mainstream pop music because I don't enjoy most of it, but I have to admit that I like a few songs by Billie Eilish, Bruno Mars and a few other artists. Not most of their work, but some of it managed to surprise me. I haven't listened to any full albums from these artists, I just like a few of their songs so far.

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I have songs by Britney, Barry Manilow (take 1 of 'Mandy' is far better than the commercial version), Christina Aguilera, Right Said Fred, Celine Dion, Shania Twain and god knows what else. I don't care what others think about that, they're not listening and I like the songs.

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