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Polling the Delegation #2

Do you ever find yourself "not getting it"?

There are some songs that "everybody" seems to love that I just don't get.

Is it me? is it hype?

Should I care?

GHR

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katyhh
Apr. 7th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
Are you talking "songs that you don't particularly like / that just don't get to you" or "songs which lyrics you don't get / understand" ?
I assume you mean the former?
If so ... no, you are not alone. There is some songs that evvveryone seems to love, big hype, all that, and I sit there and go "shrug, yeah, whatever".
Sometimes it isn't the song, btw, but the performer ... :)
Nah. Why care? If it is hype it will go away after some time. If it is better, it will stay and one day people like you and me maybe see something in it.
*hugs* from catty Katy :)
(And now I have to laugh cuz I guess I totally projected and you meant something entirely different. Aaaanyway :))
unkbar
Apr. 7th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that stupid stuffed-bunny song.
ericcoleman
Apr. 7th, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
All the time.

It comes down to personal taste. You like what you like, and sometimes that is not going to fit with what your friends like.

I think that a lot of my friends would be baffled by what I listen to in the car.
rmeidaking
Apr. 7th, 2006 03:39 pm (UTC)
All the time. My husband and sons watch "X-Play" *every night*. I don't get it. They listen to Dr. Demento with religious devotion; I like some of the songs. All sorts of people are wearing what I would have called a 'baby-doll pajama top' as an ordinary shirt, or even a dressy shirt. I don't get it.

On the other hand, I love sushi. My husband and sons think I'm nuts.

As to music, it's like pizza toppings. Getting two people to agree on more than one song involves compromise on someone's part. There are whole genres of music that I don't understand, or that I like a couple of samples of, but not anywhere near all of them. (Classical music falls into this category; I like a few songs, but most are boring after the intro.)

I wouldn't worry about it, unless you're stuck in the car with only that CD for the next ten hours. :-)
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the_magician
Apr. 7th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
Yes!
We had a long discussion about "Sam's Song" after the British Filkcon this year. Some people love it, some think it's ok, some think it's too hyped up with saccharin spirit and would love it if it hadn't been appropriated as a "goodbye" song etc.

There are some artists (both in filk and outside) that get great reviews and I cringe when I hear them play, and others that many people think are so-so but that I really enjoy.

No, Ms.Knotwise, you shouldn't care. It just shows you have taste and discretion and are able to make your own decisions about what you like and don't like. Note I didn't say that it meant you had "good" taste (grin!) though in fact I'm convinced that you do :-)
filkerdave
Apr. 7th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, absolutely.
allisona
Apr. 7th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
I'm constantly finding songs (and movies and TV shows and books) that everyone else around me seems to love and I just don't connect to. I always figure if lots of people like it or are inspired by it, there must be something to it, even if it doesn't inspire me. Different strokes and all that. Vice versa, often I'll love songs (and movies and TV shows and books) and other people will be totally indifferent to them. Such differences make the world go 'round.

That's why I really liked Chris' "Burn the Heretic Fan" song in his Saturday night FKO concert. It was funny to hear his singing of the disapproval he faces for not liking Tolkien, Harry Potter, Buffy and Star Wars and equal disapproval for liking Lexx. 'Cause fans are like that :). Fun song!
alymid
Apr. 7th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
yes I think there are times when everyone 'doesn't get it' whatever it might be - the hot movie, hot song, hot actor, hot book etc.

I certainly have felt that way over some songs that people I know love, and recently a lot of movies have left me cold, when its clear that tons of people love them.

And I don't particularly worry about it - I can't tell you how to respond to it ;)

Mostly I think that its really a lot better if everyone doesn't have the same taste - its what creates all that great human diversity.
tigertoy
Apr. 7th, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC)
There's certainly a noticeable percentage of funny songs that seem to have the audience in respiratory arrest and losing bladder control every time they get sung that at best mildly amused me the first time I heard them and on subsequent hearings tend to signal a bathroom break. I don't think I'm humor impaired -- I do enjoy a lot of funny stuff quite thoroughly -- but some songs just don't work for me. (Examples: Tanya's "Desperate Wives" song, "Terror Time in Lancre", the one filker0 does called "And the Lovely Mary Lou".) I don't worry about it as long as nobody gets offended that I don't like a particular song and don't necessarily hide it too well, and filkers are generally quite tolerant of other people's opinions as long as you aren't truly rude about it.
katyhh
Apr. 8th, 2006 01:47 am (UTC)
No worries ... heck, *I* am not that fond of Terror Time myself, anymore - but people keep requesting it :) It's what I call "one of our personal Argo songs". Otoh as long as people laugh and smile when I play it, I will.
Otoh I have to say that having it signed by Judi is still a great experience :)
tigertoy
Apr. 10th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
I think I've told you that the first time I ever heard you live, you were doing Terror Time and I ran away so fast that it was years later before I realized that you and Ju are actually *good*... that chorus was so painful that I didn't stay long enough to realize it was a *joke*.
autographedcat
Apr. 7th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm certain that it happens all the time.

Nah, don't care. As long as you're not going out of your way to make sure everyone *knows* you don't care for whatever it is everyone else is into, interferering with their enjoyment. (Pet peeve of mine).

Remember, only our ability to like different things stands between us and a worldwide oatmeal shortage.
daddy_guido
Apr. 7th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
it IS you. It IS hype.

And no, dear, you should never worry what others think. it only leads to inhibitions against fun behavior, and migranes.

Trust me, i became a lot happier whaen i stopped worrying what other people thought of me.
kevinnickerson
Apr. 8th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
Yes. Yes. No.

That was easy.
catalana
Apr. 10th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
There are plenty of songs/artists people go crazy over that I just kind of shrug and go "That's nice." Don't feel bad about it. *Grin*
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