the exact same reason you bolded and quoted me out on it, i.e - pedantry and the need to express
Well you don't know why I bolded and called you out on it. If you're going to say most people here have boring taste then you can't just back into a hole when someone asks you to say what that means and define it.
what? that is just my view. it means i am am bored of canonical discussion and almost never want to hear anything about said artists for a long time. quite a bit of my favourite albums are from the canon - so if i show any strong bias otherwise it's because of the nature of the forum. if that's bad, so be it. wouldn't it be fucking boring if you hung out with your mates talking about the exact same things for, what, half a decade now? i'd rather talk to batman about what nicki minaj is doing on roman reloaded (which btw is quite fun, will) than most of you about led zeppelin
remember when people used to hate on the radiohead thread for just listing favourite albums over and over?
pauldrach - my whole tirade began w/r/t the forum. if someone has lived in some sort of a musical vacuum and has no exposure, sure you can introduce him/her to a canonical work and it'll be gravy. this is not the case for ddders, they clearly have a love for music and have already explored the canon but 6 years on and we're still talking about the summer of love and all of that. surely there's something very odd about continually choosing to live vicariously in a certain period of time, forever. you lose touch with culture and, to an extent, the reality of musical growth. borrowed nostalgia for things that never happened.
george - everything you say is accurate but i'm speaking more in regards to popular culture and not classical music traditions of the world. classical music has its essence in tradition and is bound to be more conservative than popular culture (pop music, for lack of better term). again, i'm not saying one thing is better than the other, just that a lot of western figures are more universally revered than some of their eastern counterparts. there isn't just one reason for this, the advent and influence of western civilisation has much to do with it as well, amongst other things like english language music having wider accessibility because of english being the lingua franca. i didn't entirely mean to say obsession/fetishism is a western phenomenon, but the looks of things makes it appear so, for the most part.