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#61    The_Spirit_of_Truth

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:20 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 10 October 2012 - 02:17 AM, said:

In answer to the OP, for a musician to be massively popular they must have 'mass appeal' which usually means they have to appeal to the lowest common (mass) denominator.

To appeal is one of the main criteriums. In this respect you are right.

View PostLikely Guy, on 10 October 2012 - 02:17 AM, said:

Stop listening to top 40 radio and go to your nearest 'folkfest', or search online. You'll find thousands of worthy artists that will appeal to your personal taste.

If I will get a chance I will look at it.


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:32 AM

View PostThe_Spirit_of_Truth, on 10 October 2012 - 05:20 AM, said:

If I will get a chance I will look at it.

You'd better get a chance to listen to a multitude of music you apparently haven't heard, if you're going to write an article about how wrong modern music is. I'd assumed you'd actually listened to various forms of modern music, making that claim.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:52 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 10 October 2012 - 02:01 AM, said:

Again, on behalf of the nation of Canada, we sincerely apologize for Justin Bieber... and Celine Dion... and Nickelback.
The fact that Canada gave us such great bands such as Saga, Trooper, Loverboy,The Killer Dwarfs, Bryan Adams, Steppenwolf, Loverboy, Red Rider and of course, Rush pretty much makes up for your aforementioned bands. :D


This pretty much sums up modern music to me. :yes:


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:06 PM

You know it's bad when you prefer to listen to hatsune miku over most other modern music...

Not saying that I regulary listen to her, just saying she's better...

Edited by failturner25, 10 October 2012 - 12:11 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

View PostBiffSplitkins, on 10 October 2012 - 11:52 AM, said:

The fact that Canada gave us such great bands such as Saga, Trooper, Loverboy,The Killer Dwarfs, Bryan Adams, Steppenwolf, Loverboy, Red Rider and of course, Rush pretty much makes up for your aforementioned bands. :D


This pretty much sums up modern music to me. :yes:


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:38 PM

Class.


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:06 PM

View PostBiffSplitkins, on 10 October 2012 - 11:52 AM, said:

The fact that Canada gave us such great bands such as Saga, Trooper, Loverboy,The Killer Dwarfs, Bryan Adams, Steppenwolf, Loverboy, Red Rider and of course, Rush pretty much makes up for your aforementioned bands. :D


You left out one of my favorites from the late 70's - eighties.......Triumph!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:14 PM

Rush = the greatest Canadian export ever!

I am a huge Rush fan!  To me, they are one of, if not the, greatest rock band ever.  

From "working man" on forward, each new album was an adventure in music exploration and discovery.  Always loved the themed albums but my favorite is "2112" followed closely by "Hemispheres"...but then again, it's almost impossible to pick a favorite...there is no such thing as a bad Rush album.  It's like on one youtube video of a Rush song, one of the comments said "why is there a dislike button on a Rush song?"

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:20 PM

View PostEuphorbia, on 10 October 2012 - 05:06 PM, said:

You left out one of my favorites from the late 70's - eighties.......Triumph!

Rush Rules! Glad they finally got nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

So glad to hear someone besides my circle of friends remembers Triumph!  I was just about to post that but you beat me to it...  :)


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:18 PM

Ah...........anyone remember a canadian singer/song writer named Neil Young.


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:41 PM

There is plenty of good modern music out there, the trouble is you will not here it on main stream radio stations and if you are not introduced to it you have nobody to blame but yourself...

Every generation moans about the decline in quality of 'music', our parents done it, we do it and our children will do it too. Music does change but don't forget we do too, it is us getting older and rejecting what we are not familiar with combined with a new generation being bored of what they have grown up with and wanting to hear something different.

Having said that Biff, loved your Beyonce and Queen comparison. ;)

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:05 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 10 October 2012 - 09:41 PM, said:

There is plenty of good modern music out there, the trouble is you will not here it on main stream radio stations and if you are not introduced to it you have nobody to blame but yourself...

Every generation moans about the decline in quality of 'music', our parents done it, we do it and our children will do it too. Music does change but don't forget we do too, it is us getting older and rejecting what we are not familiar with combined with a new generation being bored of what they have grown up with and wanting to hear something different.

Having said that Biff, loved your Beyonce and Queen comparison. ;)

I agree, except he cherry picked those two songs for hyperbole's sake. You can find much more relevant and real songs with meaning from most any artist, Beyonce included:

If you search


For tenderness


It isn't hard to find


You can have the love


You need to live


But if you look


For truthfulness


You might just


As well be blind


It always seems to be


So hard to give



[Chorus:]

Honesty


Is such a lonely word


Everyone is so untrue


Honesty


Is hardly ever heard


And mostly


What I need from you



I can always


Find someone


To say


They sympathize


If I wear my heart


Out on my sleeve


But I don't want


Some pretty face


To tell me


Pretty lies


All I want


Is someone


To believe



[Chorus]

I can find a lover


I can find a friend


I can have security


Until the bitter end


Anyone can comfort me


With promises again


I know, I know



When I'm deep


Inside of me


Don't be


Too concerned


I won't ask


For nothin'


While I'm gone


But when I want


Sincerity


Tell me where else


Can I turn


Because


You're the one


That I depend upon




Not hearing that song except reading the lyrics, I could imagine it as a Paul McCartney tune sung to a lone piano, and would be none the wiser.

To compare a hero among song writer/performers to mainly unknown ghost writers of song lyrics is unfair.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:15 PM

View PostMantis914, on 10 October 2012 - 07:20 PM, said:

So glad to hear someone besides my circle of friends remembers Triumph!  I was just about to post that but you beat me to it...  :)

I had to reply to your comment Mantis. not sure if you knew but in the UK Triumph used to produce cars that are classics today like the Stag (http://en.wikipedia....ki/Triumph_Stag) and the Spitfire (http://en.wikipedia....riumph_Spitfire).

Looks like Triumph are right up your street musically and maybe automotive-lly too. :)

Sorry to go off-topic people, back to the music...

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:15 PM

I can hardly call todays music ..."music".....  All it is these days is sampling and remixing..... its as bad as the movie industry ...... no one has an orginal idea and if they do its completely trashed by the media and society because it is a new concept ..... So artist(loosely said)  run to the past to find things that they know will sell.....  There are a few good artist these days but rare.....






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