Friday, August 24, 2007

Let's face it. Some of us pretend we like some genres of music just so we can be seen as being "in the know". We are all guilty of this. Some people choke down food they don't like, others read a book or watch a movie they don't like and because everyone else is raving about it, they go- that book was Faaaab! I couldn't wait to get to the end.....Uh, wait a minute....maybe so, but for entirely different reasons. Some go, "How I loved that movie, my favourite scene was bla bla bla.... I could watch it again and again.." Like really?

For me, it was all about the jazz! I have deceived myself for as long as I can remember that I like jazz, probably because the rest of my family does and have even gone as far as buying a jazz CD or two....I finally faced it last 2 weeks or so when I was in training and had to listen to jazz every morning before the training session began. This went on until....Lord...I couldn't take it anymore.....the last day of training, I actually asked the guy who set up the projectors and all to kindly play something else.....lol! I finally accepted the fact that Jazz doesn't soothe me, it doesn't calm my nerves, it doesn't do ANYTHING for me! I'm sorry Kenny G, but what I do like are instrumentals, I like the piano, the guitar, the cello, the harmonica, and the drums...any kind of drums...but the SAX does absolutely nothing except annoy me! I've decided I'm going to give out my Jazz CD's to true lovers of Jazz, maybe my sister or one of my brothers. Let's just hope they really love jazz and aren't kidding themselves ;-) As for me.... I've decided to come out of the closet... I DON'T LIKE JAZZ!!!

By the way, I'm reading.....

Think devil wears Prada...if you like chic, witty books you'll like this one! I'll fill you in on this one next week! Laters people! ;-)

'moni

25 comments:

A Kel called Wonder ...... said...

First yay!(even though WE sort of cheated) lol.

Nyemoni i must thank you for this post on JAZZ my boss here in the office has finished my ears it adds to my boredom. I don't know he thinks it makes him posh or something, i just don't get it.

azuka said...

Ha ha! I suppose there's a limit to how much we can try to convince ourselves we like something :-D

pamelastitch said...

lol...

well moni, i LOVE jazz. I was reintroduced to it by an ex and since then i have been hooked. I am more into vocal jazz stuff. I LOVE kenny G.

:-)


pammy

But i believe when something is played over and over and over again and the listener is on the fence about it - there are two things that could happen:
a) the person FALLS in love with that brand of music
b) the person HATES it with a passion.

I believe the later happened in your case...

Anyhoos, do you love classical music...?

lol.

stuck in my throat o said...

oh no! now you are making me confess...I LIKE COUNTRY MUSIC: there....I am out of the closet.
I am nuts for Rascal Flatts, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood...the list goes on

I have been told i like white music, so what?I am fair skinned...and they call me oyibo

pamelastitch said...

LOL AT STUCK!!! :D

Ugo Daniels said...

Offtopic: i don't wanna gloat over man u's present state. You guys are so lucky to have won that match yesterday. It could have been disastrous..hehehe but i'm lurvin it.

As the table stands now, there's no more going back for the blues. Damn the torpedoes, FULL steam ahead.

Cheers!

Deji Odusote said...

Nice Post!!!
Not necessarily about Jazz; but the "I-belong" syndrome amongst us. I wish we could all be out of the closet in all ramifications.

Good to be out of the "JAZZY" sydrome. lol

UnNaked Soul said...

LOL... i do a bit of social liking... as in because some like people something, i tend to like that thing... not like i know if i like it or not. but i don't make myself listen to it when am not mingling, if you know what i mean...

but there are some things that i don't like regardless of how cool the things is... i just don't like it... e.g. wearing bling bling... lol

Vera Ikeji said...

I love all genres of music except hard-metal, where they shout and make incoherent noise.

Onome said...

not a kenny G fan eida(must confess)...but am head over heels into yanni and some other nice instrumentals(irish mainly).....nice post chic.

Aijay said...

Nice post. I like that you've come out of the closet.
Ehm...is there anything else we should know? Just wondering. lol...

cinnamonqueen said...

I like jazz, but i am totally with you on people who pretend to like stuff to look cool or to fit in...

30+ said...

For a long time I thought Jazz music meant rubbish music (literarily). Don't blame me o, I am yoruba and it is uncommon in the city I grow up in to tell someone "ma ba mi so jazz" ("don't tell me rubbish")
LOL

Uzo said...

LOL.....I love Jazz and just so you know - Kenny G isnt considered a great jazz musician - too commercial it has been argued. But its okay to not like jazz love...LOL

Ugo - thou shalt not speak bad bad things about my football team

Miss Opeke said...

For me, I know I can be weird when it comes to my choice of music or movies...does it bother me that people will think I am a loser??? It did before but now that I came out of the closet, I am not going back in...Just to let the world know like You...I Love Cricket...!!!
>>>
Thanx for stopping by my blog

Believer said...

My sis, long time i know..the conference is really keeping me busy this week. Wanted to celebrate our VICTORY at the weekend. Ugo never say never. GO MAN U!!!!
I didn't really like jazz before but have really fallen in love with it now..something happens to me when i hear the sax..but it's good to say what u like and be free to say what u don't like as well. Loved the post!!

LurLar said...

Nice post...i actually had a conversation with some teens around 19-20ish group. I can't believe they called me acting whitish for loving and listening to more country music. They believed cos am a BLACK Lady i should listen to more hiphop nd rap. The conversation was long sha,nd i made dem realized you dnt have to pretend to like a song when u really dnt like it or cos u r from a set of ethnic group.

classybabe said...

I don't like jazz myself,can't understand what they enjoy in it.That's what they say about tastes though

Olamild said...

na wa

exschoolnerd said...

I dont like JAZZ either...since we r coming out of the closet

I THINK CERTAIN GIRLS ARE HOT!..like i would do kerry washington in a heartbeat...now dats off my chest.

SET said...

PLS DO, THX

Jaja said...

I Love Jazz..

Isi said...

i feel you! i used to pretend i love reading ALOT. but i don't. as a matter of fact if i read more than four pages of writitng (A4) i'll get a headache. it just seemed apt to act like i'm this great reader. i'll rather just look at pictures, or watch a movie.

Zephi said...

lol loving your blog....typical follow follow people..

I dont know if you have heard "Bed" by JHoliday...Before it went on mainstream media, I somehow got my hands on this song. It was on repeat the whole time..My friend heard me play this song fivehundred million time..never said she liked it,never had an opinion on it..
guess what, Immediately she heard it on radio and every tom dick and harry was jamming J-holiday's "bed"....My friend did not hesistate to declare it was her jam....

sorry that was long but it kinda relates to people liking stuff because the majority likes it...like get a mind of your own damn it.

femme said...

many girls pretend to like football just so they can hang wit guys.
i dont really contemporary jazz but my music taste is old school heavily influenced by my dad.
i love ray charles,i cry when i listen to him.
there isnt soul like that anymore

 

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