Re: As of today, and off the top of your head
posted at 8/3/2012 2:56 PM EDT
In Response to Re: As of today, and off the top of your head
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: As of today, and off the top of your head : I would wager that a good number of choices that any of us put up are partly derivative of each other and therefore don't change as much or quickly as we think they do. So, you're right. In my case, I probably don't listen to Zeppelin as much as I used to. But when I do, I can enjoy it just as much as I did then...enough so that I might gravitate to modern hard rock riff-meisters like MMJ or Black Keys. Incidentally, I looked at both ipods after I posted my list, and the concentration of tracks-to-artists is pretty close to what I posted. So I guess it's fairly accurate after all. :P
Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]
I'm down with the premise that there's a strain of consistency in likes and dislikes; music is a type of comfort food, afterall, and this is why it's so easy to return to the favorites, no matter how far back they go.
That's why the steadfast, highest place holders never change, perthaps; we all have a "middle of the spectrum" music grouping that we truly like, but that music will never usurp the top tier, although the top tier will hopefully grow over time.
I think I put a lot of emphasis on my current listening habits in my list -- it wasn't easy -- but I like identifying myself with my current listening habits, more than with my standby favorites, mostly because I have been experiencing a lot of happiness and inspiration from my new music discoveries, especially if my discovery is actually a band that's been kicking around for a while (ie, Wilco).
If the list, checked against the Ipod, is consistent, then maybe there was something to be said for blending favorites with current listening habits. Not bad. :)