Founder and Ruling Elite of the Derrick Robinson Fan Club. Limited amount of memberships available.
Just listen to all forms of political talk podcasts all day.
That way you don't have to deal with music snobs, and you will annoy most people into not talking to you anyway.
The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.
Wow this thread is pretty darn surprising.
I think you can say a ton of things negative about Taylor Swift, but not talented is a bit of stretch.
Your definition of good music may be things that are obscure- the lyrics a little deeper, or maybe even not that accessible.
But just because Taylor Swift doesn't fall into that category does not lessen the fact that she can write a pop hook with the best of them.
It's neat to muse about the importance of a band like Pavement, but how important are they, really, if 90% of the people have no clue who they are?
The mudic snobs like to be "in" on a secret. If Dinosaur, Jr had one platinum album, their fans would leave them in a heartbeat and we'd be hesring about the good old days before they sold out. Same band, same talent, but because it's
popular, i.e. the secret's out, they would be sell-outs.
Taylor Swift has written some of the best pop hooks in recent years- that takes talent.
I just think that the "top 40" is a poor sign for what measures talent, mostly because Rick Dees had the #1 hit of 1976 and shifted that paradigm for me.
Music is subjective on a level that is all its own.
I wish once she would come out and call someone else talentless.
And that is my point, WOY.
As well as the irony of a 40 something dude who has had twenty years more to make one millionth of the impression on the music audience as Taylor Swift has.
I'd venture that 50% of the people think Chris Robinson sings "Well I gotta little change in my pocket goin'' jing a ling ling.... "
Also- those comments would be better directed at Brittney Spears, who can't sing out of tune like Taylor Swift because she has been more enhanced than Joan Collins.
Last edited by Dom Heffner; 09-05-2010 at 01:33 PM.
WOY kinda hit it on the head -- it's music, it's subjective. As long as the world lets me enjoy my South African dude and his bizarre accompaniment of violin and saxophone, I'm more than willing to let the teenyboppers have their pop country love act.
Though, can we all at least agree that Katy Perry and Ke$ha both suck?
24 Years and Counting...
Taylor is supremely talented at writing music for the masses. Anything else is opinion. The record industry is a joke though...too much going on behind the scenes to determine what is a hit and what is not.
I just wish she could sing.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
Help stamp out, eliminate, and do away with redundancy.