At this moment, I count four different threads about music, not counting this one. A really quick search reveals another four, and I didn’t look very far. Further, I know music and/or songs have popped up on other, supposedly non-musical, topics. So there’s an amazing amount of interest and appreciation for music of all types here in the RP forums. I’ve always thought of us as a POKER site. Are we really a MUSIC site that has poker games or a poker site that likes music?
The difference between music and noise, is how it’s organized. I can imagine songs without rhyme–though I couldn’t name one off hand–but I cannot imagine any musical form with rhythm. The musicians wouldn’t know what to play, would they? I know I’ve listened to Verdi opera, old English Christmas carols, jazz, folk music from all corners of the world, big band, rock, rat pack, and rag time just in the past two months, all here at RP.
When I listen, it’s like a drive-by, I catch one song, three at most, and run away. How–and why–do you listen to it? What is it about music that so fascinates us?