country and opera

I can’t count the number of times I hear people saying they hate country music. or opera. When pressed for reasons they’ll basically give stereotypes. I hate country because it’s all “my dog got divorced from my cousin who’s also my second wife.” or I hate opera because “its all fat chicks warbling in italian wearing pink tutus.” you can get the same stuff with rock. its all screaming love for satan and over driven guitars.

When you ask these people how much of that particular music (be it rock, jazz, country opera, etc) they have actually listen too, they’ll proudly say, NONE! I don’t listen to that crap! well then how do you know you don’t like it? the truth is all genre’s of music are quite varied.

Take country. maybe you’ll hate the honky tonk stylings but love western swing with its jazz influences or bluegrass, or southern rock. not to mention if you listen to the lyrics you’ll find they cover everything, not just your ex dog-wife who is also your sister.

don’t listen to the radio. it seems today most music in any genre on the radio sucks. they see something sell and want to cash in on it so they make copy cats. so it all winds up sounding the same.

Go find a friend who likes said genre and ask him to introduce you. you never know what you’re missing!

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1 Response to country and opera

  1. Jeremiah says:

    I can’t stand it when someone says “I listen to everything.” after I ask them what they listen to. Then I say, “so, what do you think of some of this new country music..”, then they say “oh, well I don’t really listen to country music.” Well….why they hell did you tell me you listen to everything.
    Have you looked at I’m not a fan of radio/nashville country, but I love real country music. SCM is a good place to get news and learn about new artists. Shooter Jennings website is great too. (don’t worry! Its a real music site, not porn. A poor choice of names for the new country genre, but I still love Shooters music and what he is doing.)

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