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Tentative Andy
31-03-2010, 05:17 PM
Let's be honest now.

No-one hear listens to that crap, do they?

massrock
31-03-2010, 05:18 PM
Ben Watson, David Toop, Bill Drummond and John Cage to thread?

Lichen
31-03-2010, 05:24 PM
It's just one note after another.

Tentative Andy
31-03-2010, 05:31 PM
Don't get me wrong though - I listened to some music when I was younger, so I'm allowed to say this.

connect_icut
31-03-2010, 05:55 PM
Music is bad. The trouble with music is that it ruins music.

Music is inherently weird and abstract - art and entertainment made out of a bunch of weird sounds produced by these bizarre contraptions! Its magical.

But it's such a ubiquitous part of our culture - more and more so with the proliferation of portable listening devices - that it's inherent strangeness has disappeared. We're used to it.

We should all agree to stop composing, programming, performing, recording, mixing, listening to and discussing music. For the sake of music.

On the other hand, music is bad. So Fuck it.

zhao
31-03-2010, 05:57 PM
music sucks. we like sounds organized in interesting and appealing ways.

slackk
31-03-2010, 06:06 PM
i much prefer everyday street ambience

tyranny
31-03-2010, 06:08 PM
Be good to music and music will be good to you.

CrowleyHead
31-03-2010, 06:19 PM
Everytime somebody tells me that something is "MUSIC" with, you know, that emphasis thing? Like "This! NOW THIS! IS MUUUUUUUUUUSIC!" I'm like, "Aw hell, I know where this is going."

connect_icut
31-03-2010, 06:39 PM
...Which might be why some of the stuff you end up liking the best is the stuff that initially makes you ask "is this music?"

The trouble is, sound needs at least a modicum of structural organization and cultural context to work as music. But as soon as you apply these things to music, the process of normalization begins and a little while later, you've got some idiot yelling in your ear: "Now this is music" or - in other words - "I have learned to identify the cultural trappings that make this music whereas the stuff you listen to is just noise. You cunt."

What were we talking about, again?

zhao
31-03-2010, 07:07 PM
music is better than chatroulette tho

grizzleb
31-03-2010, 08:45 PM
...Which might be why some of the stuff you end up liking the best is the stuff that initially makes you ask "is this music?"

The trouble is, sound needs at least a modicum of structural organization and cultural context to work as music. But as soon as you apply these things to music, the process of normalization begins and a little while later, you've got some idiot yelling in your ear: "Now this is music" or - in other words - "I have learned to identify the cultural trappings that make this music whereas the stuff you listen to is just noise. You cunt."

What were we talking about, again?

Haha. Yes!

gumdrops
31-03-2010, 08:52 PM
radio 4>>>>>

connect_icut
31-03-2010, 09:15 PM
That's the trouble with the way we use music, though - we turn it into talk radio; a stream of dubious "facts" preached to the converted. I'd advise against believing everything you hear on the radio or ever being certain that you really understand the music you love.

baboon2004
31-03-2010, 09:22 PM
I in particular can't stand those 'musowankers'. What, they like music? Cunts.

grizzleb
31-03-2010, 09:24 PM
I in particular can't stand those 'musowankers'. What, they like music? Cunts.Yeah, far from discussing music, they should just get hedonistically lost in a crappy, drug-obsessed scene where their shitty half baked 2562 rip-offs get praised despite a dearth of artistic merit or effort.

haha.

baboon2004
31-03-2010, 09:26 PM
Yeah, far from discussing music, they should just get hedonistically lost in a crappy, drug-obsessed scene where their shitty half baked 2562 rip-offs get praised despite a dearth of artistic merit or effort.

haha.

They discuss music? I didn't realise it had got that bad. It should be banned. NOW.

Coming up here, giving it all that "That piece of music was quite good, it had a certain emotional resonance for me that reminded me of a children's TV programme I used to watch, sometimes"? Who the fuck do they think they are?

grizzleb
31-03-2010, 09:30 PM
Scum.

bob effect
31-03-2010, 09:42 PM
http://craplog.de/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/facepalm_picard_riker.jpg

baboon2004
31-03-2010, 09:44 PM
http://neoncstar.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/facepalm2ic7copyrl2-jpg.jpeg

connect_icut
31-03-2010, 09:51 PM
http://www.liquidmatrix.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/facepalm.jpg

allegiant
31-03-2010, 10:09 PM
The antiquated internet meme commission just called. Apparently there's a Delorean waiting outside to take you all back to 2006.

swears
31-03-2010, 10:19 PM
Music is alright, I suppose.

Leo
31-03-2010, 10:29 PM
when i was a teenager, my mum once said "why are you wasting more money on music? you already have records."

i think she was right.

connect_icut
31-03-2010, 10:40 PM
Don't facepalm my facepalm! Music is over but dicking around on the Internet will live forever. Or at least until they close down the Internet on account of its massive carbon footprint.

computer_rock
01-04-2010, 12:40 AM
i much prefer everyday street ambience

ye ambience all day

an not that brian eno shite either

baboon2004
01-04-2010, 09:55 AM
music just leads to bad things, like Bono.

muser
01-04-2010, 10:54 AM
I wouldn't worry to much musics not going to last forever. It will eventually evolve into something different, they'll probably call it brostep or something.. and the only way to experience it will be in a solitary 1 x 2m metal box with fine carbon rods that move back and forth into you're pupils. Most people will have no idea what music was by then and will never know how unfortunate we all were.

Pestario
01-04-2010, 04:25 PM
fine carbon rods that move back and forth into you're pupils

ha love this

grizzleb
01-04-2010, 04:45 PM
ha love this+1. Great thread.

connect_icut
01-04-2010, 09:25 PM
How do I know music is over? The iPhone! Remember when MTV stopped showing music videos and just switched to reality shows? It's like that. The iPhone is basically just an iPod that isn't primarily concerned with playing music. Pretty soon, you won't even be able to listen to music on an iPod Touch. Pretty soon you'll start hearing people say: "Music? Is that like a ringtone?"

And ringtones... are bad.

I think I may have lost the plot a bit here.

zhao
02-04-2010, 07:42 AM
How do I know music is over? The iPhone! Remember when MTV stopped showing music videos and just switched to reality shows? It's like that. The iPhone is basically just an iPod that isn't primarily concerned with playing music. Pretty soon, you won't even be able to listen to music on an iPod Touch. Pretty soon you'll start hearing people say: "Music? Is that like a ringtone?"

And ringtones... are bad.

I think I may have lost the plot a bit here.

what ever insanity and inanity happens in babylon, when it burns, and after having been reduced to ashes, the street musicians of Djemaa el Fna will still be jamming 24/7/365, every day and from dusk to dawn.

paolo
02-04-2010, 10:47 AM
Three pages? This is getting out of hand

Tentative Andy
02-04-2010, 03:07 PM
I've created a monster!

zhao
02-04-2010, 03:31 PM
I've created a monster!

see what happens when you try to mock me

Tentative Andy
02-04-2010, 03:43 PM
see what happens when you try to mock me

*grovels for forgiveness*

In fairness I was trying to mock woops as well.....

Tentative Andy
02-04-2010, 03:44 PM
Who invented music?

Hitler invented music.

connect_icut
02-04-2010, 07:47 PM
Who invented music?
Hitler invented music.

No, Pythagoras invented music. Hitler invented the Olympics, though.

Big Nose
03-04-2010, 01:20 PM
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Music is bad.

zhao
03-04-2010, 02:22 PM
i read dueling handjobs.

routes
24-05-2010, 08:34 AM
dunno where to put this. yesterday my sister had her ipod on random in the kitchen, these two songs came on one after the other : Jay Z and Alicia Keys - New York State of Mind ---> Coldplay - The Scientist

to my bored surprise i noticed Alicia Keys' chorus melody massively rips off the main verse melody in the Coldplay tune. ho hum...