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Thread #130193   Message #2928829
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
16-Jun-10 - 04:22 AM
Thread Name: Arrogance Ignorance and Silence
Subject: RE: Arrogance Ignorance.....and Silence
OK, so assuming the initial question is out of genuine interest rather than the wind up I suspect it to be, I am quite happy to answer it.

OK, so WHERE are all the new Show of Hands fans in here????? WHY aren't you all over on the BBC board, extolling the brilliance of 'Arrogance, Ignorance & Greed'???????

I can only speak for myself of course so I am not giving an answer for everyone 'on here'. But I suspect my reasons may apply to a few.

I do like SOH and Phil and Steve as individuals. They are not my favourite but let's leave aside personal taste and as why I am not raving here, on the BBC or anywhere else about my favourite. Well, firstly, I would find it difficult to put a favourite tag on any individual act. I love all sorts from AC/DC to Paulo Nutini. I am passionate about traditional music as well as contemporary and, while I tend to play and sing traditional songs I probably listen more to contemporary stuff.

So, why am I not 'extolling the brilliance' of any of them?

In a nutshell, and at the risk of opening myself up to abuse from certain parties, I don't feel the need to. I never have and never will understand the need of some people to let everyone in the world know that my favourite act is A, B or C. It is a mqtter of personal taste and I would no more dream of inflicting my tastes on anyone else than I would of telling them to wear my Hawaian shirts!

I understand that I am about to be accused of being 'souless' or having no passion but I can assure everyone in advamce that is simply not true. I enjoy music as much as I did when I was younger. More so in some respects. I would not enjoy being so fanatical that it rules my every word and action.

That is just me. An individual. Some people think and behave differently. It does not make them wrong. Get used to the fact that everyone is different.

Hope this helps.