i've been thinking, lately, about people who say they're "open minded" when it comes to music. you know how it goes...someone says to someone else "what kind of music do you like?" then the person being asked says "oh, i'm pretty open minded when it comes to music. everything but...", then the person proceeds to say exactly what kind of music they hate and sometimes even why they hate it.
hey, don't kid yourself. you know you've said it...hell, i've even said it a few times. but is that really open minded?! if you say you like "all music" and then insert an "except for", you don't really like all music, do you?
for instance, i like a lot of music, but i hate that new country (basically everything after 1970 that's not johnny cash) and i can't bear to hear anything with an obviously mechanized beat (for lack of a better term, "techno", but i use that term broadly), and most pop. then again, i make exceptions in the "techno" area (e.g. joy electric), but i stand by my "country" statement. yeah, and there are probably a few others i can't stand, too.
point is, why don't we just stop lying to each other?! let me make the first move: i'm not open minded about music, and there's even a few artists that i think should stop making music all together (*cough*christina aguilera*cough*)!