Friday, July 25, 2014

Beauty Is in the “Eye” of the Ear Holder

     When it comes to musical preferences, “Beauty is in the ‘eye’ of the ear holder.” Thus, a song feature that has a positive effect for one person will cause others to quickly move to another song. And the perception of one music lover may contradict that of another. 
     While listening to a satellite radio station this week, the introduction of a song went something similar to, “I am drawn to this song because it has a unique sound, which provides the variety that keeps music listening interesting.” Well, that intro grabbed our interest, and we wondered what song would follow. The song was one we enjoy – “We Are Done” by The Madden Boys. But if we were limited to twenty words to state the basis for the enjoyment, they would be “Because the song captures the Beck sound, but with enough of a difference to give the band credibility.”
     So, we like “We Are Done” because of its similarity to another band, while another “ear holder” likes the song because it doesn’t sound like another band.  But as Dave Mason said in “We Just Disagree,” way back in 1977:
There ain't no good guy,
There ain't no bad guy
There's only you and me
and we just disagree. 

     The Madden Brothers are Benji and Joel Madden. The are now based in Los Angeles. 
     “We Are Done” by The Madden Boys

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