How Good Are You With Sources?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MortSahlFan, May 13, 2019.

  1. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    When it comes to music facts, and disagreements, especially those that are kinda 50/50. I have a lot of conversations, and when I have those music conversations in person, its easier to "cross-examine" each other. Two "experts" might disagree, sometimes even with facts concerning music topics. I also sometimes see others ask online (usually when the facts are in doubt) and I'd say a vast majority don't seem to remember the source, which is important, especially when we (mass) communicate. I know first impressions stay in the mind, as well as the sensationalist stuff, and I was just curious about all you other music fans.
     
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  2. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Sources for what? :confused:
     
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  3. Danby Delight

    Danby Delight Forum Resident

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    Sorry, what in God's name are you talking about?
     
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  4. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I edited the OP, but I thought it was pretty clear. Obviously this is in music section of the forum, what else what I be talking about?
     
  5. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Lots of different kind of "sources".

    Sources for CD transfers.

    Sources for factual information.

    Sources for upcoming releases.

    Sources for concert dates.

    Etc.
     
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  6. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I'll give the most recent example. A friend of mine, a former DJ, knows his stuff as well as anyone. He mentioned something about John Lennon, and it seemed far off. I said, "Where did you hear that from? Whats your source?" and he (and many I converse with, both in person and online) never remember the source.
     
  7. Elliottmarx

    Elliottmarx Always in the mood for Burt Bacharach

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    Really, your query is unclear. But I suppose you mean, when telling a friend about some piece of music trivia is it important to cite your sources?

    If that's your question - for me it is not important. If I'm skeptical about something, I may tell the listener that I'm unsure of the veracity of the following statement so take it with a grain of truth. If I'm told something dubious, well then I might sneak into the bathroom to discretely search Google. No reason to hurt anyone's feelings - and I get no pleasure in publically shaming anyone.
     
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  8. timind

    timind phorum rezident

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    Pull out my phone and google the answer. That's my source.
     
  9. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Well, we get into some deep discussions, and see many times on here people disagree about facts. Authors do too. Heck, even members of a band. Jim Morrison for example. One member (John Densmore) says Jim was the guy in that horrible Oliver Stone movie, but Ray says its false. .. Let's say you read a story about The Doors in Rolling Stones tomorrow. If I see some bias, the first thing I want to know is the source.
     
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  10. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    But before you do that, do you remember the source? Sometimes I don't, and double-check.
     
  11. timind

    timind phorum rezident

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    Just like when I answer Jeopardy questions and my wife says, "where did you get that?" It just pops in or it doesn't.
     
  12. drad dog

    drad dog Forum Resident

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    You mean do we remember who gave us each musical data point in our brains?
     
  13. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Do you remember a majority of it?
     
  14. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    what you want, what you need?

    first one's free kid.
     
  15. CBackley

    CBackley Chairman of the Bored

  16. drad dog

    drad dog Forum Resident

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    I always had a good memory for music facts even before the net. But sourcing is easier to do with the internet. It supercedes all previous knowledge as long as you don't know that it's wrong. So I don't see any reason why I might need to remember sources. It never comes up for me anyway.
     
  17. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I bring this up because I see a lot of mistakes, and was probably influenced by making one of my own. I'm sure I've made a mistake, and spread bad information that led to more spreading bad information. I wonder how you all are conscientious over accuracy. Even the source itself. We've had print, audio, video, and now the internet.
     
  18. Fullbug

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    Purple starfish escalator.
     
  19. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Forum Resident

    I'd just say, don't assert anything as a fact fact in any context unless you know it's a fact.

    Look up "know" and "fact" if there's any doubt.
     
  20. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Is The Sources a new band, or something?
     
  21. Fastnbulbous

    Fastnbulbous Doubleplus Ungood

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    I'd love to help you out, but my sources are confidential.
     
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  22. CBackley

    CBackley Chairman of the Bored


    Dang, you’re TOO good with sources!
     
  23. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

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    Sit down and have a conversation with
    a Historian one day. If one has never
    queried as to what all that being a
    Historian entails, one may just have their
    previous notions of what documentations
    are ratified and subsequently delineated

    as "facts" permanently altered.
     

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