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Topic: Do you like music?

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Do you like music?
« on: July 27, 2020, 10:32:52 AM »
Musings for the day.  I think nearly everyone enjoys some sort of music.  Some people may be tone deaf and the music doesn't "resonate" with them, OK.

But, extending that, do you like "art"?  By art I mean paintings and sculptures.  Do you enjoy it enough to seek it out?

It seems to me a fair percentage of folks don't care that much for art.  And I'm one of them frankly.  There are exceptions, I like photography in some cases, but not so much a Grand Master painting.  Some sculpture is impressive to me, but I don't seek it out to view it.  I appreciate the talent it takes to paint or draw something, but it rarely "moves me".

Do you enjoy another thing of this ilk?  There is dance, for example.  And some of it is impressive, but do you seek out ballet to watch?  Or some other form of dance?  Do you like to dance when you are sober?

Nature is a form of art I think, I enjoy seeing natural stuff often as not.  Interestingly, there are few areas of pristine nature that are not "pretty" or appealing to me.  I suppose a completely ice covered flat landscape would not be, anything boring and endless, like Kansas.

Then there is literature.  I like a lot of that, I read a lot.  I'd call that art, in the general sense of its loftiest reachings.  There is a lot of course I've never read and never will and wouldn't enjoy, The Great Gatsby comes to mind, did read it sort of, didn't enjoy it.

James Joyce wrote stuff I didn't care for.


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Re: Do you like music?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 10:51:49 AM »
I seek out music, but not much other "art"

I do pause and appreciate the beauty of nature on a golf course 

when I do find myself in a museum or building full of paintings and sculptures and photographs I enjoy it and appreciate the experience, but I'm not moved enough to seek it out again and again
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Re: Do you like music?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 11:45:12 AM »
I love music, and theater, and musical theater.  I get to at least a dozen shows per year, and way more than that if we count listening to Hair Metal cover bands at local dive bars. ;)

I occasionally enjoy ballet, but outside of watching The Nutcracker Suite with my kids every year or two, it's probably been a decade since the last time I went to a proper ballet (it was at the Prague State Opera and was pretty amazing).

I'd say I enjoy "art" but less than the other forms of art mentioned above.  We might get to an exhibit at a gallery or museum once a year here in Austin, but when I travel it's something I generally make sure to do.  I really enjoyed visiting The Louvre in Paris, and the Art Institute in Chicago, and the Picasso Museum in Barcelona.  

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 11:52:45 AM »
I like the moods music can instill.  I don't care if it's good or not - I like it if it matches my mood or puts me in the mood I want to be in.

Visual art, especially painting, is interesting...humans sort of perfected realistic painting like 700 years ago...so what then?  Super-abstract art does nothing for me, although some of it can evoke a mood - but it seems obvious.  Idk, there is a talent to getting your vision onto a canvas.

I appreciate a good play.  I go to the theater a few times a year.  

I don't get professional dancing/dancers.  Or the musical person dancing in a group, all the same way.  There's only so many movements and combinations you can do....but at the same time, I don't have to "get" it.  It's just not for me.

I think the arts are as important as reading/math for some people.  Of course, you can learn to read and do numeric operations as well as the arts - you don't have to pick.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 11:53:40 AM »
I like music. Almost all kinds.

I'm not into anything that promotes violence or abuse of women, that's for sure.

As for arts... Renaissance art is fascinating to me. Probably why I like Florence as much as I go. Very much enjoyed the Gaudi stuff in Barcelona. Art museums as a whole? Nah. 

Give me Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry all day long.
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 12:00:13 PM »
I like music. Almost all kinds.

I'm not into anything that promotes violence or abuse of women, that's for sure.

As for arts... Renaissance art is fascinating to me. Probably why I like Florence as much as I go. Very much enjoyed the Gaudi stuff in Barcelona. Art museums as a whole? Nah.

Give me Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry all day long.
I do love the Museum of Science and Industry.  Went there when I did my summer program at Northwestern back in the day.

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2020, 12:13:22 PM »
I like music as long as I selected it, and I am listening to it voluntarily. 

There is nothing worse than someone who thinks it is cool to blast their music in public without earphones. The guy at the beach or the campground or the pool or the golf course with the industrial speaker on wheels. The coworker that thinks it is cool to bring in a boombox instead of using headphones. The person who walks around the store with "music" playing out of the tiny speaker on their phone instead of using headphones. 

These are not courteous people.  
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Re: Do you like music?
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2020, 12:16:26 PM »
Do you know anyone who does not like any form of music at all?

We here have the expected mixture of appreciations for visual arts, dance, theater, whatever, but we all like music, it seems.

Some things in science are artistic to me, but I'm weird.


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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2020, 12:24:02 PM »
My father doesn't care much for any type of music at all. 

He might listen to a classical piece once or twice a year, and likes a few old western ballads for nostalgia purposes, but that is about the extent of it. He doesn't like anything that was ever modern or popular at any point, during his lifetime. 
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Re: Do you like music?
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2020, 12:27:12 PM »
Do you know anyone who does not like any form of music at all?

We here have the expected mixture of appreciations for visual arts, dance, theater, whatever, but we all like music, it seems.

Some things in science are artistic to me, but I'm weird.


I can't think of anyone I know that flat-out doesn't like music of any kind.  That would be weird.  I'm pretty sure I could never trust a person like that...

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Re: Do you like music?
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2020, 09:49:37 PM »
I appreciate most genres of instrumental music, especially more improvisational genres, be it Jazz, Spanish Guitar, Indian Ragas, or something else. Vocals are just distracting to me.

I don't really get into artistic stuff otherwise. Nothing against it, of course, but I have other interests.
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Re: Do you like music?
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2020, 11:53:40 PM »
I do have to laugh at the name of the thread....as people actually use it for an opener when chi-chatting.  You might as well ask how breathing is going for them.
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Re: Do you like music?
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2020, 01:02:03 AM »
its really funny if you ask it as Peter Graves' Captain Oveur voice.

Love music, endless supply of art, and discussion.  Its something where those which are most influential seem so obvious or not so appreciated by people generations later for a variety of reasons in my opinion.   I think we talked about this here recently when talking about influence of Michael Jackson, Ramones, Nirvana, others.

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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2020, 05:54:24 AM »
I got a questionnaire from our symphony a while back asking what they might do to improve attendance (which is decent I suppose, it's usually 80-90% full).  I know a lot of folks in the 'burbs just don't want to come "downtown", it can be a 30-40 mile drive, and a lot don't think they like classical music.

But I think nearly every human likes some form of music.  The other arts are hit and miss.

 

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