SPOTIFY THE DIFFERENCE WITHOUT YOUR TUBE
Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 02:09
I like it when people try to convince me to listen to a band with their words instead of just sending me a YouTube or Spotify link. Convincing a friend or family member to listen to a musician/band is a dying art.
Ways of convincing someone can be anywhere from conveying music abilities to any relatable characteristic like “the lead singer of so-and-so puts too much sugar on their corn flakes just like you do.” I don’t know any lead singers that do that, though there probably are; that was just an example.
I think we can all relate with our favorite musicians off the stage as well as on the stage. System Of A Down is a good example for me: offbeat, a little too strange but understandable, randomly funny, wild, occasionally does drugs, likes to throw meaning into their art along with it sounding interesting. I’m a creative writer as well as an editor.
If you know your friend or family well, relatable characteristics hold a lot of weight when it comes to convincing, but if the person is more logical then much more substantial nuts and bolts are necessary to reel them in. For example: Les Claypool of Primus owns and plays a six-string fretless bass when most bassists play a four-string with frets because the frets let you locate the note faster and with more precision.
Band convincing can include bands from any age, from dead and worm chow to fresh out of Compton: from Mozart to Led Zepplin to Alice in Chains to Nas to The Black Keys. Hell, it could be the Telletubies if a person can convince me they are worth the listen. Finding new young bands is just as important as rediscovering a band from any era. Good music is good music.
I like it when people push others to listen to music outside of their normal genre. If people in my life didn’t do that then I would still be listening to only rock/metal. Just sending me a YouTube link would have me fettered to monotony instead of unchained to experiment with different genres.