Monday, February 08, 2010

Dope or Nope ...


This is an interesting one in my opinion (and really, on this blog, my opinion matters, right?). I'm taking this from two angles. First, when you ask someone what music they like and they say, "Everything," is this dope or nope? To me, it is a total nope. I'm really interested in your musical tastes! The least you could do is throw out a couple of groups you really like, right? Telling me "Everything" doesn't help me in the least. What does that mean? Do you like music from cave-man times? Are you enthralled by Zamphir, the master of the pan flute? Does Yoko Ono make you tap your toes?

But, let's look at it from the other side. Is it dope or nope to ask somebody what music they like? Maybe that's why some people answer "everything" with this question, because they really don't like being askied this? Personally, I love being asked this question. To me, it's an opening to a good conversation, isn't it? We can have spirited discussions on what the best Police song is, or which iteration of Van Halen is the best. Doesn't that sound fun? Doesn't it?

3 comments:

Four Dinners said...

70's Punk, Ska, Ska Revival (late 70's), Bowie aka God, Northern Soul, Glenn Miller, 60's Beat / Mod, Mod Revival (80's), Classical, (some) Opera, (some) 70's Glam Rock, (more recent) American Punk - Green Day/Blink182/Offspring etc, and finally....

The Brighouse And Rastrick Brass Band...you have no idea...;-)

Lisa said...

I think most people have a wide range of tastes, and it's easier to answer what kind of music you don't like. Agreed though, "everything" is a boring answer and it's rarely true.

El Pad said...

nope