Everybody's looking in the past for a different thing.
I don't touch music made after about 2005 because I have aged and music has objectively got sh.t
I look for interesting rhythms, unusual keys or key changes and genuine skill, talent and often an unusual hook. I also look particularly for songs I can sing along with or learn to sing myself. I've inherited a vast taste in music from everyone I've been around for any length of time so my taste spans from the 1940s to 2005 as I said. I like a few classical bits and pieces but find most of it irritating. Sorry, not sorry. I especially despise opera, musicals and anything romantic or sad. I find that whichever artist you delve into from whatever time period there is great stuff and there is dross and the popular filter of decades does not necessarily filter out dross and keep great stuff. Sometimes recognised artists have hidden gems or somehow awful, awful songs are still on compilations 40 years later. This is the only explanation I can offer for Phil Collins' "version" of that Supremes song. Sometimes you find a band or an artist from the 1950's, forgotten by all but your great aunt and it's nowt but a work of genius. Time and people are a crap judge.
With TV for me, I'll happily sit and watch shows with subtitles because I'm a quick enough reader and besides, I have enough of a few foreign language to rest my eyes sometimes
However, I just can't deal with black and white. Only exception: Marx Brothers movies. I adore them.
lpm wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:41 am
Much of The Beatles work is linked to the 60s and their huge cultural impact on society, leaving a chunk of their musical power lost to those of us who weren't even born at the time.
I can't agree with that at all. I was brought up with total immersion in music from the 50s-70s and my brother and I both absorbed a whole chunk of musical and cultural history from my Dad. So I don't think it's necessarily a function of "having been there" but a function of cultural heritage, it's just sad that so many miss that through lacking that priviledged upbringing.