tylermunns

Responses from tylermunns

Are You a Swifty?
@wesheadley Again, this is very interesting stuff.   You’re describing current popular music as, “boring,” “lazy writing,” “absent of melody,”  “dull,” “narcissistic,” “lazy,” and “sounding like it came more out of a corporate boardroom than an ar... 
if you had this system, what would you do to make it sound the best you can
I’m going to second the comments of onhwy61, baylinor, & fredapplegate. You’ve got good stuff to enjoy music in ways too few do (see tons of folks listening to ‘music’ on the onboard speakers of a mobile device…sweet Martha…😖) Avoid the pitfal... 
Are You a Swifty?
@wesheadley You say, “She is clearly a talented songwriter…but what she mostly writes about…isn’t very interesting to me.”   So…she’s simultaneously “not very interesting,” and “clearly a talented songwriter.”   Now THAT is interesting.  
Are You a Swifty?
Or, instead of subtle sexism, we could just have really full-on, super-gross, troglodyte blather.   That’s also an option.  
Are You a Swifty?
I find digitally pitch-corrected vocals with no sonic depth, dimension or sense of any interaction with a physical space, with a good chunk of their humanity removed, to be nowhere near “pleasant” and much worse than, “non-descript.”   “Pain-induc... 
A.I. music
I’m not so interested in discussing the meaning of “intelligence,” or whether AI is such as I am interested in discussing the implications of an already-difficult occupation, artist (in this case musical artist), now entailing a threat from comput... 
Are You a Swifty?
@dayglow My point is that instead of addressing the question, “you like Taylor Swift?”, instead of talking about the relative merits of her art, instead of talking about songwriting, performing, etc., we’re showing all of the insight and analytica... 
Are You a Swifty?
It’s really sad that these comparisons are emerging here. Joni? Aretha? Adele? Madonna? JLo? Whitney Houston? How/why would Taylor Swift be compared to each of them? Her music and vibe is quite different from each of them… …hmmmmm…. …why would T... 
Eric Carmen
Celine Dion took a beautiful Eric Carmen song that borrowed heavily from Rachmaninov and reduced it to soppy, cheesy milquetoast for soccer moms.   “Let’s Pretend” has 10 chords, btw.  
A.I. music
Who needs human beings?   Nothin’ but trouble.   Maybe A.I. can enslave us and mine our “soulfulness” reservoirs and then figure out how to getter emulate the human factor in music creation.   Then we’d be set!  
Expectation and musical perception
Of course prior experience or “knowledge” affects how we experience music.   A whole bunch of things in our lives, experiences, memories, etc. do this.   I just sit still and listen.   If I don’t like it I move on.   If I like it I inquire further... 
I Don't Understand What Determines When A Thread Gets The Axe
An official Audiogon forum moderator said, “If your Forum Post or Discussion was removed, it is because a user flagged it…” To quote Ernest P. Worrell, “well, there’s yer problem right there.” In lieu of behaving like a sniveling child that goes ... 
Best Covers
Stevie Wonder, “We Can Work it Out” Harry Nilsson, “You Can’t Do That” Langley Schools Music Project, Desperado” The Brothers and Sisters, “The Times They Are a-Changin’” The Brothers and Sisters, “Quinn the Eskimo” Prince, “A Case of You” Tina Tu... 
Contemporary Classical Composers - new discoveries
Conrad Winslow makes wonderful music. He makes his own music and collaborates with many top-shelf artists around the country, often in the vein of the more avant-garde (not a lot of stuff that sounds like Mendelssohn or whatever). A collaborative ... 
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
The mention of Nonesuch vinyl makes me think of how good my vinyl copy of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot sounds. I’m pretty sure it’s a reissue but it sounds brilliant.