At 2/17/11 06:38 PM, Blackhole12 wrote:
At the same time, I am really sick of people calling other people closed minded because of their preferences. If someone doesn't like chocolate, it doesn't make them closed minded, it just means the don't like chocolate. If someone doesn't like songs that don't have melodies, then they don't like songs that don't have melodies. It doesn't mean anything and you can't accuse them of being closed minded for personal preference. You can certainly tell them that you think that kind of music sucks for x and x reasons, but you can't call them closed minded or make any other absurd assumptions. Not that anyone would ever listen to me.
Ignore those kind of people and don't worry because in the end, they're the close minded for not letting people liking something they do not.
INCOMING WALL OF TEXT!!! (seriously i need to stop posting walls of text lol)
I remember a long time ago (i think i was 14) there was going to be a huge "band war" at my sexy school, and the day before the "show" (lol) all bands gathered at school to organize what and when are each band was going to play their song, so yeah since everyone felt like a true ROCKSTAR!!! lol they even acted like if they were famous, well the point is that everyone was going to play a rock song or METAL because they were HARDCORE KIDS even if their moms were waiting for them outside.
So i was the drummer of our band, i managed to gather a guitar, bass, and we the three of us were going to do vocals,so i got the idea that we could play a different genre to stand out among the other bands that they will be just doing power chords, etc.
So i said, hey what if we could do a Jazz song?? or maybe some samba to give that latin touch that most people in USA are not used too hear. So one of the other kids of the other bands heard me and told me:
"Shut up Ruben (that's me), those genres SUCK, nobody gives a sh!t about jazz" and everyone started laughing" and then i said "why?" and once again he responded "because they SUCK" and i said "but why do you think they suck?? Is it because it's hard for you to play?? Do you even know something about music? scales, chords, minor,mayor,7th dominant,octave..... do you know what this means? " and he said "i don't need to know that sh!t , i only play METAL and im going to be famous" and finally i said "well then if you're going to have that mentality you're not going anywhere from here, just because your daddy buys you the best music equipment that you need doesn't make you better, if you want to dedicate your life to music you need to be able to play whatever genre they ask you and if you're going to play metal well , good for you but what are you going to do if someone asks you to play something else that you don't know a thing about it?? huh?" Then i decided not to play in the "band war" because i wasn't going to compete with musicians oh no, i was going to compete with a bunch of kids that just wanted attention and they didn't care a thing about music.
So 5 years later, all those kids of all the bands are in college to be lawyers, doctors, architects, teachers,etc. all that money wasted of expensive guitars, amps, drums, etc. are now gathering dust in their closet or maybe in the garbage. I think that im the only kid that decided to make a career in music composition but don't you think that things would be better if people would let other people to like something else that they don't like, not only with music, it can be religion, politics, sports,drinks, even condom brands you know what is the word of the year??