Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. death shot

    death shot Senior member

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    That's right. The blues was entirely self-contained and was in no way a mixture of African and European influences. The form was born in a bang instantly and its instrumentation, style, and execution were entirely original.

    This thread just became very special.
     
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    But yes, American music has largely been its own thing, which spurred music elsewhere. This is of course if you don't consider Creoles, who knew how to read and write music learning classical instruments and getting together in the early 1800's with Sub-Saharan slaves to create Jazz, a combination of late Classical European music, field chants, and improvisation.

    Those European influences you hear just gave structure to something that already existed in America. I mean, if you are saying, America is only 200 some-odd years old and music had to come from somewhere and that is Europe than you are technically correct, but the structure of classical music just gave birth to something entirely different here.
     
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    And without the British invasion you lot would still be listening to Pat Boone.
     


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    You know what I don't get? Cheese steak subs. Look, the main ingredient should be the steak. If you want more cheese than steak, that's a special order. The thing should be called steak cheese.
     


  5. death shot

    death shot Senior member

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    Lay off of Pat.

    PS - German music is better than your music.
     
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    America is a melting pot and immigrants brought their own folk , music , customs etc...

    Trying to defime American music would be a heresy without acknowledging the importance of the heritage of its many immigrants..
     


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    Nope, should be called steak with cheese or steak and cheese. Steak cheese implies a kind of cheese and cheese steak implies a kind of steak. And what the fuck is chicken fried steak? Is it a steak friend by a chicken?
     


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    What's my music? :paranoia:
     


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    Thomas Senior member

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    WTF MANG. Everyone knows Beethoven created jazz and boogie-woogie. Everyone who's heard Op.111, that is. This is Indisputable, all right-thinking people know this.
     


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    I prefer my shamisen to be played by a beautiful maiko no a couple of random homos.
     


  12. death shot

    death shot Senior member

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    WHY SO SERIOUS?
     


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    You should work on your reading comprehension before you snark. I never said American music was self-contained; I said the blues didn't derive from English folk music. It's African in origin, so, unless you want to argue the English influenced the blues by engaging in the barbaric practice of slave trading, your position is pretty untenable.


    Fixed
     
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    death shot Senior member

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    Conversations like this regarding music remind me of when people contemplate the meaning of God at teenage parties.

    "I don't believe that God is like, this old dude with a white beard, man. God is in everything. Like, God is in this table, man."
     
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    Snark? You mean like unicorns? [​IMG]



    WHY SO SERIOUS?
     
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