So for me the bands/music I just never understood, or was interested in, included…
The Velvet Underground
and a whole lot of others…
And the ones I DID get, which a whole lot of other people didn’t…
So I’m wondering if it’s possible to discuss these things in some kind of amenable manner.
How do we do this? I think it’s important to sort this in the current world climate – which is way too divided at the moment. The whole political discourse is too confronting in an absolute manner that is unproductive. Republicans vs Democrats in the US is the obvious international example. I’m not sure if anyone follows Australian politics here but it’s pretty confrontational. And I’m completely confused by UK politics.
Us And Them, to quote one of those bands for which I have mixed feelings.
So is there a way we can express our differences and continue dialogue? We can be quite good at this here, we can also have stupid unproductive opinionated brain farts.
So here’s a start – just at random for me, let’s take Van Morrison (just cos he’s been in the news)
So my opinion of Van is – yes he can sing, but I dislike his voice, however I have listened to Astral Weeks (the greatest album ever, so I am told) and can hear that there is something really good happening there. Starting with Richard Davis’ bass playing. But I don’t have that experience of having heard the album in formative years (as I did with Sgt Pepper), and listening to it now – well, as I said, I can hear it’s good.
I’m not sure where this is going. I’m not asking everyone to post a kind review of something they hate. And music is personal and passionate. I’m just wondering if music can be a way to unite and not divide.
Thanks for listening to clunky hippie old me…