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Re: OT- Resonating (was:Re: Civitas Urbanus (new album release))
Is funny how we react to certain types of music
regardless of culture,place of origin or otherwise,i
sometimes feel guilty when i meet people that
sometimes know more about my musical culture than i
do,ive actually have become more appreciative of it
since ive been out of my homeland and ironically
through bands that arent from that country but doing
interpretations or fusions with it.Almost like the
british exposure of blues to americans in the 60īs.Ive
just always been attracted to other types of music and
never had much interest in my own,I have some irish
friends here and they all seem to be very in tune and
proud of their musial heritage and tradition
preservation,as well as my cuban friends.This is the
third country i live in,perhaps there has been a bit
of cultural loss of identity in me or, as you say, a
simple matter of taste?
--- Kelly Coyle <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Nothing about music, but I knew a (white) guy in
> Kentucky who said he never
> felt at home anywhere until he moved to Kenya. He
> thought about it a lot --
> he theorized that it was the daily rhythm of life in
> "his" village. But why
> that would appeal to him and not (e.g.) me, or his
> brothers, or whatever, he
> didn't know.
> My wife likes Scandinavian folk music; I like South
> African and north Indian
> music. We both like Leo Kottke. We are culturally
> pretty similar. I'm not
> sure taste means anything but what you like.
> On 7/22/07, RP Collier <email@example.com>
> > On Jul 21, 2007, at 9:35 AM, Mark Sottilaro wrote:
> > > The Monkees would gravitate quite specifically
> toward some ethnic
> > > music and not others. Theories?
> > The Monkees reference made me laugh. I grew up
> with that, Henry
> > Mancini and Broadway cast albums. When I was first
> learning guitar it
> > was Kingston Trio stuff, which I never liked.
> > It was not until I heard Muddy Waters that I felt
> a visceral
> > revelation about what music is and could be. From
> there it is a small
> > step to African music.
> > I think even Monkee-esque pop rock is only 3
> degrees of separation
> > from African musics.
> > The oft parodied difference between gospel music
> and protestant hymns
> > speaks to the idea of "ecstatic" music vs.
> cerebral/mechanical music
> > but while I think there can be said to be musical
> "flavors" that may
> > suit certain personality temperaments, I think
> one's inclinations
> > towards a music depends on when you hear it within
> your personal
> > musical evolution. So it seems to be a complex
> equation of timing and
> > context and not a simple correspondence of
> > regards
> > BobC
> > http://tinyurl.com/yt8f8j
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGb4Xq3MRtc
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