Joined: April 2003
||Posted: July 19 2003, 10:34
I, as a listener and fan, have the obvious right of having opinions on Mike's music. I can like one album and dislike another, it's a right that I have. Also, I have the right of giving my opinions on what Mike should do. Yes, I think TBII was a letdown. Yes, I think the excessive amount of TB remakes is unnecessary. Yes, I think TB2003 was a good idea. I am a listener, I can give opinions! I can criticise, too. "Damn, those synths are corny!" "Wow, that melody is really deep." "That song is pretty, but it's lacking a bit." It's my opinion, after all. Of course, I do understand that I'm NOT going to change Mike's thoughts whenever I want to, and I can differentiate between "opinions" and, I dunno, "orders." If I say he should do something closer to what he did on the 70's, I doubt he WILL do it according to my opinion. But I truthfully believe it would be nice because it's MY opinion.
I am a musician myself, but I can recognize that I would never make something to the height of, say, Amarok (though I think I can top "Into Wonderland". jk). But it's not because of that that I can't give opinions in his music! I'm a listener, I know what I like (in your wardrobe... ops, sorry), and I know what I dislike. I know what sounds nice to me and what sound horrible. I know my feelings! If I can write music or not, that's another point. Making music is different from listening to music. When I put on Amarok, I'm listening to it, not trying to immitate it!
I think the opinions given on here are rather valid. I still can't give my own opinions on TB2003, and I don't think I ever will. But then again, when it comes to music, anyone can have opinions, be they musicians or not.
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