Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MusicConnoisseur, Aug 19, 2008.
Do You Know Anyone Who Hates All Forms Of Music?
No. I have known people that do not care about it at all and wouldn't be affected if there were no music. In either case, such people are to be avoided and never trusted.
Hate is a strong word. According to the 'Here's Your Brain on Music' author the recognition of music is hardwired into our brains to help us recognize important information. I know a lot of people who are too distracted by music to want it played at any significant volume during conversation, but will go to a concert or listen at home. I know people who are indifferent to most music and can take it or leave it. I don't know anyone who hates all kinds of music. I would imagine you can find some in our prisons and possibly mental institutions, as they would be neuropsychological outliers.
Can't think of anybody who "hates" music. They may hate certain genre but not all forms of music.
Yes! I know of one person...
British magician Paul Daniels has stated that he HATES music altogether and that he has never liked it and would rather listen to nothing at all.
Daniels is looked upon as a joke figure in Britain and held responsible for killing off TV magic shows, a genre he ruled throughout the 80s.
Like another poster said, "hate" is pretty strong stuff. I've known a few people here and there who are broadly *indifferent* to music. Such folks don't seem to react to music in any perceivable way. They have no "favorites," no collections, and more or less ignore it. They're pretty sad cases, mostly. But even these few lost souls would probably not use the word "hate."
No, but I've known plenty who were indifferent to it. The "I don't care, it all sounds the same to me..." kind of people.
I think it's perfectly normal.
I had a guy walk in to the record store and proceed all the way to the back (its a long space) to inform me he could not stand any type of music!
What can you say to someone like that, 'Well, what are you doing here then?"
It was a surreal moment in time, but yes, don't trust any of them, even for a moment...
I believe Quentin Crisp once said that he hated music.
Just found it ironic. She hates music but she listens to it. She is even aware of it. If she hated music, she wouldn't listen to it. Even if she just heard those music, she still listened to it intently because she knows things about it. Just an opinion.
My oldest brother. He owns no recorded music and I never heard him listening to the radio. He did have a few records when he was younger. I remember in the early '70's he had a Rolling Stones album (Don't remember which one) The Chambers Brothers, Glenn Campbell, Henry Mancini and a couple of B. J. Thomas albums. They're long gone now, I guess he just threw them out.
I know someone who says he'd prefer silence. He owns a store in which employees and customers want and expect to hear music, so he puts up with it. When pressed, he said he prefers female vocalists a la Great American Songbook.
This is what I was gonna say.
There are people at coffee houses we play at sometimes who give the appearance of not even grasping what music is. No, I don't expect them to applaud us wildly, but they sit there with blank expressions as if they're watching some animal they've never seen before engaging in behavior they can't make any sense of.
If their faces betray any expression at all, it seems to be one of annoyance that we've dared to intrude upon their everyday misery with these strange sounds we're making (which I hasten to add, aren't strange at all...two guys with decent voices and acoustic guitars singing songs with actual melodies).
So what can you do with people like these, other than, as recommended, avoid them?
My best friend in high school always told people that he did not like music.
That being said, he did have the Beatles pictures from the White Album on his wall and they were often on the 8-track of his Yellow Mustang Mach 1, but he would turn it off as we pulled into the high school parking lot.
I am not making this up. I think he loved the Beatles and nothing else.
He liked bagpipes. Although that might not qualify as "music", for some.
Do you people actually know Idi and Paul Daniels?
I'm splitting hairs, but I see the question as know, not know of...
I've heard people say this, but on TV and in print, I didn't know them personally to know if they were being honest or joking.
I don't know anyone who dislikes music, in fact, I wouldn't be to interested in them, unless they had something really special going on, which i doubt, since art attracts artists... and non creative people are dull and just waiting for life to end, IMO.
I can trust someone like that, but life's too short to spend any quality time with them.
I wouldn't be so hard of people who are (or seem to be) indifferent to music. Brains are wired differently and one doesn't have to appreciate music to be an interesting and worthwhile or even an artistic person. Our house is full of beautiful paintings, stained glass and various other artworks created by my wife, but she hardly ever listens to music. She did before the death of our son, with whom she shared some special musical interests. After that any of their favorite music made her cry and eventually she stopped listening to anything.
It was almost 11 years ago and I still can't listen to Enya. Too many sad memories.
wacko in moderation????
I thought he liked it........but not a lot!
Wow, If I did I would strongly suggest he consider self euthanasia.
Blue Meanies. They shrink at the very sound of it.
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