|One of the sled dogs listening to music coming from a gramophone. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Another Battle of the Bands is coming up this week-end--on Sunday March 1st to be precise. A number of my readers regularly participate in this music appreciation event and seem to enjoy it or at least tolerate it. I'm always pleased when I get enthusiastic comments indicating people have enjoyed the Battle that I've presented. It's even fine when I'm offered intelligently reasoned comments that tell me what they didn't like about a musical piece.
Occasionally, someone who stops by will comment that they decline to vote. I'm glad that they let me know they stopped by, but it also indicates that my Battle posts could have an effect on their future visits to my site when they see a Battle of the Bands post. If it's only a matter of not liking the genre of music I've used or not liking the song or artist then I feel that those readers will continue to return. Others just might not like the Battle of the Bands and my continuing to do them could lose them as readers. I hope that's not the case, but it's a risk I take.
The biggest item of puzzlement for me though are the occasional comments from people who say they don't listen to music or those few who have said they don't like music.
Say what? Are there really people who don't like music? At all? Any kind?
That's the one answer that I really would like to know more about. Maybe it's the nature of any kind of aural stimulation and the effect that it has on those particular people. Or something about their upbringing or sociocultural influences. Perhaps the music hurts their ears or discombobulates their mental faculties in some way. What exactly could it be?
Are you one who doesn't like music? Have you ever known someone who doesn't like music? Do you know why some people don't like music or never listen to it? If it's merely a matter of limiting the types of music you listen to, what are the types of music you do listen to?
Please be sure to join me on Sunday March 1st for my next Battle of the Bands. I'll be featuring two versions of a very classic piece of music by one of the greatest of all composers. Then on Monday the 2nd I'll feature an interview with a member of one of the bands with some special photos. On Wednesday March 4th I'll be joined by the other competing BOTB artist for a very special Insecure Writer's Support Group post. This should be an interesting week so please show your support for BOTB and the featured artists by voting for your favorite version of a piece of music that you undoubtedly know.