" 'Well,' he said with equanimity, 'you see, in my opinion there is no point at all in talking about music. I never talk about music. What reply, then, was I to make to your very able and just remarks? You were perfectly right in all you said. But, you see, I am a musician, not a professor, and I don't believe that, as regards music, there is the least point in being right. Music does not depend on being right, on having good taste and education and all that.'
'Indeed. Then what does it depend on?'
'On making music, Herr Haller, on making music as well and as much as possible and with the intensity of which one is capable. That is the point, Monsieur. Though I carried the complete works of Bach and Haydn in my head and could say the cleverest things about them, not a soul would be the better for it. But when I take hold mof my mouthpiece and play a lively shimmy, whether the shimmy be good or bad, it will give people pleasure. It gets into their legs and into their blood. That's the point and that alone. Look at the faces in a dance hall at the moment when the music strikes up after a longish pause, how eyes sparkle, legs twitch and faces begin to laugh. That is why one makes music.' "
so how much time are we wasting talking about music on forums? are we here simply for the people we meet? for off-topic discussions on all subjects? for simple reccomendations on what is good and what is not? is it even worth it to say "band x is better than band y because..."? simply put: when does one simply go from enjoying the music that moves them to taking out needless criticism on bands they don't?
note: this was gonna go into my sig, but it is too big.