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How Did We Get From There to Here?

Post by Corlyss_D » Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:47 pm

I'm back on the 40s channel on XM Radio and I am at a loss to understand how we got from tuneful, literate, and sophisticated music like that to hip-hop and rap and heavy metal and punk. It's more perplexing than the question of how some parts of the universe could be older than the universe itself.
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Post by BWV 1080 » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:41 pm

Some of us here like hip-hop and rap and heavy metal and punk.

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Post by jbuck919 » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:44 pm

BWV 1080 wrote:Some of us here like hip-hop and rap and heavy metal and punk.
That would explain a lot, Steve. :D

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Re: How Did We Get From There to Here?

Post by jbuck919 » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:50 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:I'm back on the 40s channel on XM Radio and I am at a loss to understand how we got from tuneful, literate, and sophisticated music like that to hip-hop and rap and heavy metal and punk. It's more perplexing than the question of how some parts of the universe could be older than the universe itself.
I had an elaborate response prepared, and then discarded it. There is a one word answer to your inquiry.

Sex.

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Re: How Did We Get From There to Here?

Post by Corlyss_D » Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:00 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote:I'm back on the 40s channel on XM Radio and I am at a loss to understand how we got from tuneful, literate, and sophisticated music like that to hip-hop and rap and heavy metal and punk. It's more perplexing than the question of how some parts of the universe could be older than the universe itself.
I had an elaborate response prepared, and then discarded it. There is a one word answer to your inquiry.

Sex.
They didn't have sex in the 40s? I'm amazed. :shock:
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Re: How Did We Get From There to Here?

Post by Ralph » Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:06 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote:I'm back on the 40s channel on XM Radio and I am at a loss to understand how we got from tuneful, literate, and sophisticated music like that to hip-hop and rap and heavy metal and punk. It's more perplexing than the question of how some parts of the universe could be older than the universe itself.
I had an elaborate response prepared, and then discarded it. There is a one word answer to your inquiry.

Sex.
They didn't have sex in the 40s? I'm amazed. :shock:
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There was some of that, not much.

But jazz often was viewed as decadent in the 20s and 30s. And serial music was decried by many.

Each generation has its own styles which older folks can't understand.
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Re: How Did We Get From There to Here?

Post by jbuck919 » Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:31 am

Ralph wrote: Each generation has its own styles which older folks can't understand.
I was not an "older folk" when I already realized that I could not stand even the Beatles or Bob Dylan, though I could not avoid them.

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Post by Lark Ascending » Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:07 pm

The problem with modern popular music is that it's inflicted on all of us whether we want to listen to it or not. You only have to walk into any high street shop for your eardrums to be assaulted by the latest noise. It makes a pleasant change on the rare occasions the shops in my town change the CD for a classical one.
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Post by miranda » Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:17 pm

BWV 1080 wrote:Some of us here like hip-hop and rap and heavy metal and punk.
Glad to hear that....I like those types of music too.

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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:20 pm

miranda wrote:
BWV 1080 wrote:Some of us here like hip-hop and rap and heavy metal and punk.
Glad to hear that....I like those types of music too.
:shock: You're both havin' me on. Your other musical habits are so excellent, it cannot be so.
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Post by jbuck919 » Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:21 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:
miranda wrote:
BWV 1080 wrote:Some of us here like hip-hop and rap and heavy metal and punk.
Glad to hear that....I like those types of music too.
:shock: You're both havin' me on. Your other musical habits are so excellent, it cannot be so.
I will let them speak for themselves, but I am afraid we live in a world where there is no sense of good and bad taste and, as Cole Porter, one of my few secondary concessions, put it, anything goes. It is a great sadness that people are conditioned to be ashamed to state outright that classical music is better than anything else. I have no problem with that, and nothing to lose, except my life, except my life, except my life.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

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