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01 December 2007 @ 08:38 pm
MONKEY!! (aka monkey_matt)  
Phil Cunningham has helped me figure out why it is we don't agree about music at all. I always figured it was because the lyrics and the emotion are prime for me and the melody and tune itself is more important to you.

And I'm kinda right.

West Coast traditional Scottish music just got compared to jazz because of its free-flowing nature, and East Coast is far more structural. Which is why Glasgow ceilidhs are more fun than Edinburgh ones.

And can I just say I'm currently listening to fiddles without complaining?

(and yes, I know you don't like Msr Cunningham - I don't either - but it's still a good programme)
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Current Music: Scotland's Music on BBC2
monkey_matt: Hand - monkey_mattmonkey_matt on December 2nd, 2007 09:58 am (UTC)
But I don't play East Coast music... or... West Coast music...

(And I don't mind Msr Cunningham too muchly (his brother was better) it's that Drunken Freak from Shetland I can't stand!)

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: music//jeff & guitar - mewhiskyinmind on December 2nd, 2007 11:38 am (UTC)
I don't play them either - but they're the traditions we'd have grown up around and they're fundamentally different approaches.
monkey_matt: Ni! - monkey_mattmonkey_matt on December 2nd, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC)
Um. Nope. Not really. Most of the music I was involved in when I was growing up was either Irish or classical. You're absolutely right that the more formal side of things tends to be on the East Coast, but that's precisely why I avoided it. Big ol' scary mess. There's never any call for accordions. Evil things.

I dunno... I think maybe the reason we "see" music differently might be more to do with the amount of time I spent studying it. The nuts and bolts. The pure mathematical mechanics of it. Kinda destroys the beauty of music, in a way, but it changes the way you hear things.

But yay for fiddles! ;) And also breakfast. *nods* I could go a Harga's House of Ribs fry up. Sans Rat, of course.

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: text//I used to work in a kitchen - wencwhiskyinmind on December 2nd, 2007 12:37 pm (UTC)
see you're talking about maths and science stuff now. That just doesn't feel right with regards music.

Breakfast is good. Although so far my breakfast has consisted of leek and potato soup I made yesterday and which smells so good that I couldn't not have some when I got up.

Speaking of music - how do you feel about Amy Macdonald? I can't tell if you'd like her or not, I think you might but there's definite country influences in some of her songs that might put you off.
monkey_matt: Jedi - monkey_mattmonkey_matt on December 3rd, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
Soup is, without doubt, one of best things in life.

Amy Macdonald? Isn't she the one they're calling the new K.T. Tunstall? Couldn't name you one of her songs off the top of my head. File temporarily under the heading "I generally approve, in the absence of evidence to the contrary."