RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,349
Posts: 5,354,332
Members: 24,619
Currently online: 617
Newest member: StarTrekSteve

TrekToday headlines

Sci-Fried To Release New Album
By: T'Bonz on Jul 28

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Crossover
By: T'Bonz on Jul 28

Star Trek into Darkness Soundtrack
By: T'Bonz on Jul 28

Horse 1, Shatner 0
By: T'Bonz on Jul 28

Drexler TV Alert
By: T'Bonz on Jul 26

Retro Review: His Way
By: Michelle on Jul 26

MicroWarriors Releases Next Week
By: T'Bonz on Jul 25

Ships Of The Line Design Contest
By: T'Bonz on Jul 25

Next Weekend: Shore Leave 36!
By: T'Bonz on Jul 25

True Trek History To Be Penned
By: T'Bonz on Jul 25


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Lounges & General Chat > Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Discussion of non-Trek topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 17 2013, 09:54 PM   #1
Miss Chicken
Little three legged cat with attitude
 
Miss Chicken's Avatar
 
Location: Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
Dislike of Music

My father hated music. My mother, who loved music, could only play her albums when Dad was not at home or else he would be asking her to turn that racket off.

I wouldn't go as far as saying that I hate music rather I tend to be indifferent to most of it. I rarely listen to music though I do have about 100 songs on my iPad - most of them are songs from the 70s and 80s. I don't tend to remember song lyrics. Sometimes there is some new music I do like (such as the theme from Game of Thrones) but on a whole music doesn't make much impact on my life.

If, after I have seen a movie, I am asked 'how did like the soundtrack' most of the time I would have to answer "I didn't notice it". However if a soundtrack stops me from following dialogue I will answer that I hated it.

Music was one of my least favourite subjects at school (the other was French).

Does anyone here either hate music or are as indifferent to it as me?
Miss Chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 10:08 PM   #2
doubleohfive
Fleet Admiral
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to doubleohfive
Re: Dislike of Music

Not me. Music is in large part responsible for shaping me in to the person I am today, from my mother's insistence on my taking piano lessons as a child, to singing with the church choirs in elementary school, to marching, concert and jazz bands in high school. Music has surround me my entire life and I love it.

I don't say this to judge anyone who doesn't like music, but I find it heartbreaking to consider there are some who don't value music, if only because it has been of extreme value to me, personally.
__________________
"You are the product. You feeling something. That's what sells. Not them. Not sex. They can't do what we do and they hate us for it."
--Don Draper
doubleohfive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 10:16 PM   #3
sidious618
Admiral
 
sidious618's Avatar
 
Location: New York, US
Send a message via AIM to sidious618
Re: Dislike of Music

Music is really important to me and is often one of the few things that can really get me out of a funk.
__________________
We've met before, haven't we?
sidious618 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 10:24 PM   #4
Kestra
Vice Admiral
 
Kestra's Avatar
 
Re: Dislike of Music

Yeah, singing along with something is one of the best ways for me to get out of a bad mood.

I love music and often have something on, but I'm indifferent as to the specifics. I rarely know band or even song names, even if I know the lyrics quite well. I really just don't care. I'll listen to almost anything but end up listening to a lot of the more popular stuff simply because that's what I'm exposed to. My music collection has everything from Disney songs to metal.
Kestra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 10:30 PM   #5
2takesfrakes
Commodore
 
2takesfrakes's Avatar
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Re: Dislike of Music

Miss Chicken wrote: View Post
Does anyone here either hate music or are as indifferent to it as me?
I hate certain styles of Music, rather than Music as a whole. Like everyone I know is on about how much they love Classical Music. It's like listening to the soundtrack of a movie I've never seen - and from the sounds of it, wouldn't like, anyway! I have a greater tolerance for Vivaldi, than the others ... but that's truly damning with faint praise. I find Classical Music to be pompous and pretentious. Especially anything centered around the piano ...
__________________
― It Takes Two.™
2takesfrakes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 10:31 PM   #6
Kelthaz
Rear Admiral
 
Kelthaz's Avatar
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Re: Dislike of Music

You're not alone. I work in an open office, so I do listen to music to drown out my coworkers. However, I would much prefer silence. I do enjoy background music while watching a movie or playing a video game to enhance the mood, but outside of media I find it a distraction.

Although I don't hate music, I do dislike lyrics. If I'm going to listen to music I'd prefer it to be instrumental music.
__________________
"Who are you?! And how did you get in here?!"

"I'm the locksmith. And... I'm the locksmith."
Kelthaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 10:32 PM   #7
Miss Chicken
Little three legged cat with attitude
 
Miss Chicken's Avatar
 
Location: Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
Re: Dislike of Music

Yeah, singing along with something is one of the best ways for me to get out of a bad mood
To get out of a bad mood I tend to either read or listen to a podcast or an audiobook. Sometimes I will look at an old movie, there are some sci-fi movies from the 50s that I find really suitable for this.
Miss Chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 18 2013, 12:04 AM   #8
Yoda
Rear Admiral
 
Yoda's Avatar
 
Location: San Diego
Re: Dislike of Music

It does seem a little strange to hate all music in general. But then again, I have little to no appreciation for visual arts.

I should make an effort to listen to more music, it's mostly just while writing code and driving.

Oh, and the Lumineers suck.
__________________
Yoda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 18 2013, 12:31 AM   #9
teacake
Admiral
 
teacake's Avatar
 
Location: Militant Janeway True Path Devotees Compound. With Sehlats.
Re: Dislike of Music

I've known a couple teenagers who were totally uninterested in music but got sucked into gaming music, which is usually pompous, dramatic and sucking in-ish And often it's quite good, it's kind of cool to see someone discover music and it's via what would be labeled classical these days.

2Takes what do you think of this big of classical soundtrack music (it is only 2 minutes long, you can do it!):



They are one of several people that write albums of this kind of stuff and get it used in movies, games etc.. I listen to them and E.S. Posthumus as cheer up music a lot. Yeah I feel like my life needs an epic ASCENDING THE HILL SWORD DRAW soundtrack to keep me going (no really, it works).

I do however dislike listening to a lot of old music I was burned out on before I was 20, I can't seem to listen to the same thing for decades like a lot of people do. I like new stuff. If I ever hear the Eagles again I will puke.
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 18 2013, 12:32 AM   #10
MacLeod
Admiral
 
Location: Great Britain
Re: Dislike of Music

I wouldn't say I'm an avid listener to music, but I wouldn't go so far as to say I hate music. My music taste is somewhat eclectic, I either like a song or I don't it doesn't really matter what genre of music it's from or era even.
__________________
On the continent of wild endeavour in the mountains of solace and solitude there stood the citadel of the time lords, the oldest and most mighty race in the universe looking down on the galaxies below sworn never to interfere only to watch.
MacLeod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 18 2013, 12:33 AM   #11
Kestrel
Vice Admiral
 
Kestrel's Avatar
 
Location: East Tennessee
Re: Dislike of Music

I can't really imagine not liking music or it not being a valued my life - vocal or instrumental, it brings a lot of meaning to me.
__________________
"If Romeo had just masturbated a couple of times a week he would have saved both those nice families a heap of trouble."
Kestrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 18 2013, 12:59 AM   #12
Saito S
Fleet Captain
 
Saito S's Avatar
 
Location: Lennvale, Valocea
Send a message via AIM to Saito S
Re: Dislike of Music

I listen to music whenever I can (i.e. as long as I'm not at work or there isn't something else going on). Mostly instrumental soundtracks; I just tend to like such music much more easily, and much more often, than anything with lyrics, though there are exceptions. I'd definitely say music is a very big part of my everyday life.

When it comes to my writing, music doesn't distract me, it helps me. There are times when I might prefer silence, but that's definitely a minority of the time. Even lyrical music, as long as it's something familiar. That's the exception for me: if the music is something I've never heard before, it could be a distraction. Lyrics make it worse, but even an instrumental tune, if it's new to me and I like the sound of it, I'll end up listening to it more closely and not being able to concentrate on my writing.


teacake wrote: View Post
I've known a couple teenagers who were totally uninterested in music but got sucked into gaming music, which is usually pompous, dramatic and sucking in-ish And often it's quite good, it's kind of cool to see someone discover music and it's via what would be labeled classical these days.

2Takes what do you think of this big of classical soundtrack music (it is only 2 minutes long, you can do it!):

They are one of several people that write albums of this kind of stuff and get it used in movies, games etc.. I listen to them and E.S. Posthumus as cheer up music a lot. Yeah I feel like my life needs an epic ASCENDING THE HILL SWORD DRAW soundtrack to keep me going (no really, it works).
Ohh, that's a good one. For rousing trailer music, Audiomachine are also pretty awesome:



The best part of that track comes at about the 2:30 mark!

I do however dislike listening to a lot of old music I was burned out on before I was 20, I can't seem to listen to the same thing for decades like a lot of people do. I like new stuff. If I ever hear the Eagles again I will puke.
Ha! I know what you mean. There's some music from the late 80s and early 90s (some prime examples off the top of my head are the B52s, especially "Love Shack", The Cure, and The Cranberries) that - in a vacuum - I wouldn't mind too much. None of those would be something I'd listen to myself, based on my tastes, but I wouldn't mind it; if I hear it, it'd be just like ok sure, whatever, music is going in the background. But, because my sister listened to them a TON when we were growing up, I got sick of em and now if I hear them again I sort of cringe and think Gha not this!
__________________
"I love you guys. " - macloudt

Musings and randomness
My solitary Trek fic
Saito S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 18 2013, 03:03 AM   #13
auntiehill
Fleet Admiral
 
auntiehill's Avatar
 
Location: melting
Re: Dislike of Music

I can't imagine not liking music as a whole. To me, that's like someone saying that they don't much care for oxygen. Growing up, music was a tremendous escape and also a way to access other cultures, countries, eras, etc. I adore music. A good musical score can make a good TV show or movie even better. I can't think of Indiana Jones without hearing the music and LOST and Doctor Who are, in my humble opinion, greatly enhanced by a wonderful score.

However, there are certain types of music-- like rap and country--that set my teeth on edge and generally irritate me far more than inspire me. I also find it hard to concentrate on anything very deeply while listening to music because my brain is saying, "Oh, hey, what's the song?" and pulls my attention from my task. For mindless work, like cleaning or putting the Christmas tree up, I love having music playing but for work, where I really have to concentrate, I need absolute silence.
__________________
"If you open your mind too much, your brain will fall out."
--Tim Minchin
auntiehill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 18 2013, 05:05 AM   #14
Kelthaz
Rear Admiral
 
Kelthaz's Avatar
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Re: Dislike of Music

teacake wrote: View Post
I've known a couple teenagers who were totally uninterested in music but got sucked into gaming music.
I do enjoy gaming music quite a bit due to the catchy beat in many games. Something like this goes so well when you're killing things or pushing blocks.

__________________
"Who are you?! And how did you get in here?!"

"I'm the locksmith. And... I'm the locksmith."
Kelthaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 18 2013, 05:35 AM   #15
EmoBorg
Captain
 
EmoBorg's Avatar
 
Location: in the 10 dimensions of reality
Re: Dislike of Music

My taste in music varies and is influenced by sci-fi and fantasy



Star Trek Voyager Theme song




clubbed to death




Star Wars duel of the fates




The Return of the King



the wind in the willows theme song (a beautiful English song)
__________________
Nice music video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fy4cqWMhyI
EmoBorg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.