Country music, is it OK?

Use this forum to have philosophical discussions about aesthetics and art. What is art? What is beauty? What makes art good? You can also use this forum to discuss philosophy in the arts, namely to discuss the philosophical points in any particular movie, TV show, book or story.
Post Reply
User avatar
LuckyR
Moderator
Posts: 4993
Joined: January 18th, 2015, 1:16 am

Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by LuckyR »

Greta wrote:
LuckyR wrote:I am not going to be in California for the announced spring Steely Dan concerts, still hoping they have a national tour in the summer.
If you can, see them in the smallest possible venue. I saw them in Sydney's Entertainment Centre, which is a big, echoey stadium and it spoiled the gig for me. I love the Dan's jazzy textures and ideas, but nuances get lost in stadiums and it detracted. The other Dan fans I attended with felt the same.
Luckily here in Portland the venues are pretty small compare compared to LA and the NE. Also thanks to the secondary ticket market you can get seats anywhere you want.
"As usual... it depends."
Harbal
Posts: 1532
Joined: May 6th, 2013, 4:03 pm
Location: Yorkshire

Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Harbal »

Am I in the right place to join the Steely Dan fan club?
User avatar
Steve3007
Posts: 9117
Joined: June 15th, 2011, 5:53 pm
Favorite Philosopher: Eratosthenes of Cyrene
Location: UK

Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Steve3007 »

Absolutely. With a song called Kid Charlemagne about a 70's San Francisco drug dealer, what's not to like.
User avatar
LuckyR
Moderator
Posts: 4993
Joined: January 18th, 2015, 1:16 am

Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by LuckyR »

Harbal wrote:Am I in the right place to join the Steely Dan fan club?

Uummm... this is the country music thread (in a Philosophy Forum), so even a tangential SD reference will add dramatically to the philosophy quotient.
"As usual... it depends."
User avatar
Sy Borg
Site Admin
Posts: 10156
Joined: December 16th, 2013, 9:05 pm

Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Sy Borg »

To tie it all in, Steely Dan's Dirty Work, Pearl of the Quarter, Any Major Dude Will Tell You and With a Gun were country tracks - and some of my least favourite Dan tracks :) Much prefer Aja, The Royal Scam and Your Gold Teeth.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated—Gandhi.
User avatar
Robert66
Posts: 294
Joined: April 20th, 2014, 5:13 pm

Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Robert66 »

yid=OUBOSO254gI

yid=PbKAtG7GE5w

yid=gw-AgvUEVm4&list=PLP8E86ZPt-URRw_9SgIsXrteSZmo_Smdo

-- Updated June 5th, 2015, 7:37 am to add the following --

Jimmy Little, Harry and Wilga Williams (and the Country Outcasts), Roger Knox, Kev Carmody, The Pigram Brothers, Bobby McLeod.

Real Australian country music - check them out.
User avatar
Lagayscienza
Posts: 675
Joined: February 8th, 2015, 3:27 am
Favorite Philosopher: Neitszche
Location: Antipodes

Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Lagayscienza »

My answer to the OP is: Yeah, why not? If you must. But there are far better things to listen to.

Ok, I'll admit I'm partial to some of the golden oldies like Dusty Springfield's Stand by Your Maaayan and Tammy Wynette's Wishing and Hoping but they don't write them like that any more.

Cheers
La gaya Scienza
User avatar
Sy Borg
Site Admin
Posts: 10156
Joined: December 16th, 2013, 9:05 pm

Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Sy Borg »

I know what you did there, Lagaya - I'd also say that Dusty was never country :)
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated—Gandhi.
Harbal
Posts: 1532
Joined: May 6th, 2013, 4:03 pm
Location: Yorkshire

Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Harbal »

I once read about a study where they monitored the pleasure centres in the brains of various animals to find out how they responded to music. The results were quite interesting, although I can't really remember all that much about it. I seem to think dolphins quite liked Miles Davis, I suppose it must be something to do with all the blue. Anyway, the point is, the only creature that responded positively to country music was the turkey, it turned out they just couldn't get enough of it.
User avatar
Robert66
Posts: 294
Joined: April 20th, 2014, 5:13 pm

Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Robert66 »

Is it any wonder that you have now graduated, Harbal?
Madera
Posts: 340
Joined: April 25th, 2014, 7:53 pm

Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Madera »

My daughter loves country music, as for myself I seldom listen to music. I see nothing wrong with country music. Although I prefer classical music.

-- Updated June 7th, 2015, 8:55 pm to add the following --

My daughter loves country music, as for myself I seldom listen to music. I see nothing wrong with country music. Although I prefer classical music.

-- Updated June 7th, 2015, 8:59 pm to add the following --

oops sorry for the duplicate.
Harbal
Posts: 1532
Joined: May 6th, 2013, 4:03 pm
Location: Yorkshire

Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Harbal »

Madera wrote: My daughter loves country music,
Do you blame yourself for that?
Madera
Posts: 340
Joined: April 25th, 2014, 7:53 pm

Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Madera »

No I blame you.
Harbal
Posts: 1532
Joined: May 6th, 2013, 4:03 pm
Location: Yorkshire

Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Harbal »

Madera wrote:No I blame you.
It's the Devil's music, blame him.
Madera
Posts: 340
Joined: April 25th, 2014, 7:53 pm

Re: Country music, is it OK?

Post by Madera »

I did.
Post Reply

Return to “Philosophy of the Arts and Philosophy in the Arts”

Philosophy Books of the Month

The Biblical Clock: The Untold Secrets Linking the Universe and Humanity with God's Plan

The Biblical Clock
by Daniel Friedmann
March 2021

Wilderness Cry: A Scientific and Philosophical Approach to Understanding God and the Universe

Wilderness Cry
by Dr. Hilary L Hunt M.D.
April 2021

Fear Not, Dream Big, & Execute: Tools To Spark Your Dream And Ignite Your Follow-Through

Fear Not, Dream Big, & Execute
by Jeff Meyer
May 2021

Surviving the Business of Healthcare: Knowledge is Power

Surviving the Business of Healthcare
by Barbara Galutia Regis M.S. PA-C
June 2021

Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure

Winning the War on Cancer
by Sylvie Beljanski
July 2021

Defining Moments of a Free Man from a Black Stream

Defining Moments of a Free Man from a Black Stream
by Dr Frank L Douglas
August 2021

The Preppers Medical Handbook

The Preppers Medical Handbook
by Dr. William W Forgey M.D.
October 2021

Natural Relief for Anxiety and Stress: A Practical Guide

Natural Relief for Anxiety and Stress
by Dr. Gustavo Kinrys, MD
November 2021

Dream For Peace: An Ambassador Memoir

Dream For Peace
by Dr. Ghoulem Berrah
December 2021