Sunday, June 22, 2008

Being Open-Minded

People drive by Spicer Brother's Produce with their music blaring, and we dance.  If it's hip-hop, we groove and throw out "uhs" and "yeahs".  If it's techno, we roxbury that ish.  If it's metal, we throw up our rock fists.  And mostly, we laugh.

However, I am sure that the drivers of said cars would be offended to know we poke fun at their loud music.  And thinking this, I turn to a co-worker and say, "People take their music too seriously."

But who am I?

The next day, same co-worker claims that Matchbox 20 might be the best example of a rock and roll band in the industry today.  Same co-worker claims that Jack Johnson might be the best musician overall in the industry today.  And I scoff.

I claim that I don't want to talk about music and movies with friends because we always boil blood.  We can't keep calm and we can't appreciate any opinions except our own.  But I always get caught up in it.

I sit on my high throne, king of all music.  I only listen to good music.  I don't listen to jack johnson anymore because he's cliche.  I won't argue with you.  Not because I respect your opinion, but because you're inferior opinion isn't worth my time.

How could I hate a person, a good friend, who listens to bad (opinion) music?  Would I really let music get in the way of a relationship?  I can't believe I ever let myself become this person.  I apologize.

From now on, you can listen to what you like, and I'm gonna love you for it.  If it makes you happy, then listen, listen!  And I will join you.

8 comments:

Phil Antilla said...

good chris.

i always thought music was like fruit.

you like apples.
i like oranges.

but it's all fruit.

some of it is bruised and rotten. some of it is sweeter, or riper, but at the end of the day - it's still fruit.

and we love fruit.

and it keeps the doctor away.

ian said...

HOW DARE YOU INSULT JACK!

just kidding.

iamryancork said...

ANYONE THAT DOESN'T LIKE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND DOESN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MUSIC

kylee said...

it's so easy to be open-minded about your music chris....because it's good music.
i'm glad you want to talk about music again.i'm liking the hot chip
and nice freiburghaus, ryan.

Darren said...

when I read that statement about matchbox 20 being the best example of rock in the music industry, I could feel my heart beating faster in opposition. Do I need to see a shrink?

charlesbryan said...

when i read phil's comment about fruit, i felt my blood boiling. Do i need a shrink?

kylee said...

chris, my mom just said in our hotel room, and quote, " Chris hasn't written very much for being alone this summer."

GT said...

This brings up memories of a crazy discussion we had last summer in CO Springs! Do you remember that? Anyway...