Chris Peterson wrote: owlice wrote:
Beyond, I watched the video; my son, also sitting here in the living room with his laptop, said the singer "still sounds like a Smurf." This (amused and) surprised me, so I asked him, "Do you know who this singer is?" "Yes.... Neil Young."
"No," said I. "Oh god... you means there's another
one who sounds like a Smurf??"
I have no idea what a smurf sounds like, but I'm guessing it isn't a compliment.
John Denver is great... one of those singers whose songs define a place and time. But to not appreciate Neil Young seems to me as indicative of a lack of musical aptitude or experience as not appreciating any of the Bachs...
Oh, I haven't checked this thread in so long... Sounding like a smurf is definitely not a compliment!!
He appreciates Bach and plays guitar, built a mountain dulcimer and plays it, and has taken hammered dulcimer, bagpipe, and percussion lessons. Not appreciating Neil Young, though... just do not get that at all.
John Denver's music mostly all sounds the same, and I say this as someone who really likes the music. And I love his voice; such a sweet, smooth high tenor, and all in my range!
geckzilla wrote:Owlice, is he listening to death metal? My brother listens to that. I've heard him try to sing before and I'm not sure exactly what it means to be tone deaf but I think he might be.
I don't know how the Finnish growling over a drumbeat would be classified, except by me: Bad. Not music. Awful.
rstevenson wrote:Common Tones in Simple Time by John Adams.
Adams I don't have... off to Amazon.