Kizyr Posted October 23, 2008 Report Share Posted October 23, 2008 Was there ever a point when you finally branched off and started listening to formats of music you never heard or had stumbled on? I know when I was at least 15-18, that I wouldn't listen to country or hip hop at all. Mostly because I didn't think any of it was any good (I'm not saying much of it is, but that's because of broadcast radio I guess), but after listening to some of it, I can't say I hate it anymore.Or maybe a better question, what kind of music had really struck a chord with you? What had made a defining point for you? Has music ever done that for you? Interestingly enough, there's some similarity with me there. I grew up listening to country music (I was born in Nashville, so it wasn't that surprising). Around middle school, I tried to listen to what I thought was "popular". In high school, I finally realized that I'd rather listen to what I thought was good, particularly since everyone else's tastes conflicted (some people hate country, some hate rap, some hate rock, when I tended to like whatever sounded good regardless of the genre). Oh, the one constant was video game and anime soundtracks. I always liked that. So, it was probably around high school that I just started listening to whatever and stumbled upon a lot of things that I liked. This was also the "good days" of Napster, so there was easy access to anything I felt like giving a try. I ended up getting a little bit back into country, back into qawwali (which my father listens to), into J-Rock, and into various Latino genres. In college, I added French rap/R&B, Japanese hip hop, and various Arab genres to that (plus some other genres that I'm sure if I thought long enough I could recall). The local music scene in Nashville is ridiculously vibrant, also. While I was living there, I had a few friends involved in it, so I got to see some of that. But... since moving away, I don't have the time or energy to look into the local scene here. KF Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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