Friday, June 3, 2011

Music: A Good Judge Of Everything

I like music. You might actually say that i love music. I was forced to take piano lessons when i was younger and hated every minute of it until i quit, then i started enjoying it. I took voice lessons in high school, then I majored in music my first semester in college, and while i never actually took any music classes (i decided i didn’t want to try and find a job as a music teacher), i feel that i’m a good judge of quality music. Quality. Wether it’s hip-hop, classical, emo, emu, lady gaga, rock, blah blah blah, etc etc etc, it’s “good”, so it really bugs me when people get so bent out of shape over it.

I mean, that’s fine. I don’t expect everyone to enjoy all types of music. Obviously that would be ridiculous. What really bugs me is that people care at all in the first place. Why do people get so upset when other people listen to music they don’t like? People actually get mad when someone else is listening to something they don’t like. “Eff, did you hear what that guy is listening to? He is such an idiot. He is the stupidest person on the planet because he is listening to music i don’t really care to listen to. I wish he was dead.”. . . . .

That’s not an exaggeration. I really heard someone say that once (i didn’t). It’s true (it’s not).

Ok, despite lying to you just barely, i was merely trying to make a point.

The fact is. People have become really wrapped up in music these days. Which is understandable. Music is awesome. It’s just that they have become so wrapped up, they have lost all sense of good sense.

There is no need to hate someone for listening to music you don’t like.

There is no need to proclaim loudly that you want said person to die.

There is no need to make dumb faces.

There is no need to throw ipods out the window.

There is no need to destroy cassette tapes (seriously, there is no need because nobody uses them)

There is no need for even expressing extreme disgust.

There is actually no need to even hint at not liking it. Just sit there and deal.

You’re not going to die if you listen to something you don’t like

Your head will not explode.

Your ears will not bleed.

You will be perfectly fine.

. . . . . . . . except country. country sucks.

Ps. sorry my posts have been so random and crappy (i’m not), and i’m actually going to take a couple weeks off to climb a mountain, so. . . . . . . I hope you can deal with the lack of negativity.

If you’re feeling like you might need a negative fix, just listen to glenn beck or something. That’s what i always do.


Cindy Lou said...

Matt, you're a genius. I totally feel the same way.

Except what you said about country. I love country.

Lara said...

Oh, man. I was feeling you until the end. I was going to leave a comment applauding your insight because I grew up on country music and got bombarded with "country music sucks, you should die" comments my whole life, but then you wrote that last line and so I take this back (except that I don't).