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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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meanmistermustard said
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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Silly Girl said
Guilty pleasures? Umm... this forum... ahdn_george_06

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

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Silly Girl said
Guilty pleasures? Umm... this forum... ahdn_george_06

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

Nope--Oh, is it?... 

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