Is classical music disgusting?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Something Weird, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Something Weird

    Something Weird Chieftain

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    Yes of course it does. Listening to this dusty, glorified garbage twists the minds of the weak willed. It is a tragedy, a heartrending tragedy, when one thinks about the terrible effects that sweep ones mind after exposure, the most notable including a sharp drop in intelligence, often shortly followed by an inclination towards elitism. What saddens me the most is how these dribbling, drooling villiiannous nerds shun more contemporary art forms, which are clearly superior in categories such as originality, meaning, and most importently duration. How can any decent, normal human being possiably listen to the same song for any length of time longer than say 5 min, 10 min? Truly soulshattering is how these despiciable, pitiful wretches can hopelessly defend what is an obvious error in judgement. Psshhh i am disappointed in you fools, but perhaps as time goes on you will be aware of your flaws.
     
  2. Lheim

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    Obviously anything that can't be digested in sound-bite form is a waste of time and effort. Excuse me while I go play a game based on the history of mankind with tons of interesting concepts and intriguing interactions that takes hours to play that has an encyclopedic help menu with reams of information about past civilizations.
     
  3. Siran

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    Classical music is not disgusting if you are not able to hear its beauty.

    I don't want to hear all the time but as background music it's really nice.

    And you can tell civ to play another music while playing civ.
     
  4. *Svart*

    *Svart* Icecream Vendor

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    i really love classical music.... grindcore too, agoraphobic nosebleed & Dvorak ftw.
     
  5. jgroth1978

    jgroth1978 Warlord

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    Very true... 10 minutes of Bach and I turn into drooling intelligentsia. And Beethoven? Man. Talk about an auditory lobotomy.

    Usually for an IQ boost I'll listen to Justin Bieber or Katy Perry.
     
  6. Lone Wolf

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    Shouldn't this be in the Art & Entertainment forum?
     
  7. hoplitejoe

    hoplitejoe Top fun-poster

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    is it not weird to say your better than anyone who listens to classical music because people who listen to classical are elitist?
     
  8. oldskald

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    Something Weird is on to something here...

    I often feel the same about "books"; full of pointless "words" and tedious "concepts", they are used by elitists to justify their disgraceful intellectual fascism. The worst thing about "books" is the way that the paid servants of the state insist that we can "learn" something from them, when it is obvious that human advances that have come through face to face interaction - known as "conversation" - have been the driving force in our domination of the planet. How is it possible to have a conversation with a "book"?

    And it's always the same people who love the tedium of classical music who want to parade their arid erudition by displaying the number of "books" they claim to have read. If there was ever anything original or innovative contained within these "books" I could perhaps understand, but it is just the turgid repetition of discredited ideas. And as for things like e-readers somehow updating the revolting "book" concept?!?! Ridiculous! It's the (lack) of original content that matters, not the delivery system. So, here's to illiteracy for a better world!
     
  9. Danelius90

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    OP, you are BSing. Sounds like you're trying to expound someone else's opinion and the sweeping statements are laughable - Although it is true that some like to think of themselves as better due to their tastes; they believe they are more refined.
    Regarding length, most classical pieces change as they progress. Listening to 10 minutes of verse-chorus in modern music is tedious, whereas classical (and by that I mean 'not modern' as most musical illiterates consider anything with a violin as classical) does change throughout - the last 4 minutes can be completely different to the beginning.
    Still, I like both. As long as it's imaginative, interesting and enjoyable to listen to that's my criteria for music. Your post is poorly constructed and unconvincing.
    Troll
     
  10. azzaman333

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    I don't like it, but that doesn't make it disgusting.
     
  11. Dignus Avitus

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    Check out Mozart's requiem, especially Lux Aeterna, no idea how that can be considered disgusting, even if it's not exactly to someone's particular taste, still seems easy enough to appreciate.

    +1 to jgroth's response. :lol:
     
  12. revengeofmakno

    revengeofmakno Eclectic Enigma

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    After seeing the title, I suspected that this thread was a TROLL, and the first post reinforced that opinion. Some of the other posts are at least a bit witty.
     
  13. wilebill

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    Do not feed the troll.
     
  14. MrMestopheles

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    I thought it was kind of an ironical post.

    For me classical music stands for the music between baroque and romantic era.
     
  15. TyranusBonehead

    TyranusBonehead Bound & Determined

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    eh? classical is wonderful! crazy troll.....
     
  16. BornInCantaloup

    BornInCantaloup Agent of Chaos

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    Of course, one has a sense of purpose and meaning when warping grammar and syntax. He who continually shakes the foundations of our beliefs, creating the new with what we thought was old, truly has a mind that escapes all determinism.
    Meaning is not inherited but conquered in a a fugitive instant. Yet we all know the feeling of that instant is eternal. Hail ! Great mind !

    Your quest shall not remain a solitary one.
    It is disheartening to wander the world and notice how ghosts of the past prevent humanity to evolve onto a whole new spiritual level. Oh ! Were we so wrong to desire freedom ?

    Fortunately, contemporary art has undertaken a revolution of values. And we can already feel its icy breeze that heightens our thoughts !
    I beg to quote you because you expressed the truth so well :
    Duration ! Yes ! Contemporary artworks strive for universalism. No more historically induced aberrations. We want void and meaning through void.

    Here it comes !


    Spoiler :
    For reference, translated from a French song :
    Mozart died alone,
    Escorted to the communal grave by a hound and some ghosts.
    Renoir had his fingers hooked with rheumatisms.
    Ravel had a tumor that sucked all of his music in one shot.
    Beethoven was deaf.
    One had to beg to bury Bela Bartok.
    Ruteboeuf was hungry.
    Villon stole to eat.
    Nobody cares...
     
  17. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy The long wait

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    Katy Perry boosts my, um, IQ as well too!
     
  18. -FC-Commando

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    You should not smoke something weird before posting your crap here. Go seek help.

    Try somebody from AA or any drugs help group before you jump of a bridge and make huge dent in somebodies car.
     
  19. Jolly Rogerer

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    Perhaps smoking something "weird" would help him appreciate classical music. :lol:

    For my part (as with most types of music), I like less classical music than I don't like. But what I do like more than makes up for the rest. I particularly like the more emotional Germans (Beethoven, Wagner) and the Slavs, and in general significantly prefer 19th and 20 century composers.
     
  20. RIcs

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    look this way, "classical music" were "pop music" in their own age. it's just a chance for guys in civ to hear what people were listening .
    The matter of fact.. it's the music gets me into civ 2, and keep my girlfriend amaze the game industry when I drown in civ4. (where i actually shut the effect and let alone the classical playing again and again)
     

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