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  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10620 on: October 15, 2019, 11:48:58 am »
yeah that doesn't make sense. if i didn't like coffee, and someone kept telling me i'd like it if i brewed it a certain way - despite me insisting i don't like coffee - i'd be pretty peeved


  • Aristocrat
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10621 on: October 15, 2019, 12:07:19 pm »
Aristocrat: I know very little about brewing coffee, never really liked the stuff. So, if a coffee aficionado decides to tell me how to brew coffee, I'll STFU and hear what he/she has to say. 

Really?  I also know very little about coffee as I don't drink and don't care one iota about it, so my reaction to some coffee aficionado  trying to tell me about coffee would be to hope they could read the room and stop boring me with their expertise.  Hint, hint. 

Fascinating, you're engaging in a rather long discussion about music, yet you've no interest in it?

Or... you're interested in music and are willing to engage in an argument, that is until someone who knows more than you comes along. Then you chuck your toys, pout your lips, declare the game boring, blow a raspberry and run home.

"Runaway when you know you can't win"
I should remember that


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10622 on: October 15, 2019, 12:21:23 pm »
The ****** loudspeakers are too ****** loud. Why are they always set to deafcon 1?


  • kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10623 on: October 15, 2019, 12:24:27 pm »
The ****** loudspeakers are too ****** loud. Why are they always set to deafcon 1?

That's "Defcon 1", not  "deafcon 1", and....
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... ooooh. I get it!  :laugh: :laugh:


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10624 on: October 15, 2019, 12:32:46 pm »
How hard would it be for these textbook companies to find someone whose native language is English to proofread these garbage ass textbooks?


  • OnNut81
  • Expert Waygook

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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10625 on: October 15, 2019, 12:35:56 pm »
Aristocrat: I know very little about brewing coffee, never really liked the stuff. So, if a coffee aficionado decides to tell me how to brew coffee, I'll STFU and hear what he/she has to say. 

Really?  I also know very little about coffee as I don't drink and don't care one iota about it, so my reaction to some coffee aficionado  trying to tell me about coffee would be to hope they could read the room and stop boring me with their expertise.  Hint, hint. 

Fascinating, you're engaging in a rather long discussion about music, yet you've no interest in it?

Or... you're interested in music and are willing to engage in an argument, that is until someone who knows more than you comes along. Then you chuck your toys, pout your lips, declare the game boring, blow a raspberry and run home.

"Runaway when you know you can't win"
I should remember that

As I long suspected, we have a name to add to the list of people who take themselves too seriously to be light heartedly mocked.  I get it, you consider yourself an expert in the study of music and its technical aspects.  You've exhaustedly covered that.  You, however, are clearly, not an expert in reading the room and realise people think your enlightenments on music are boring.  I enjoy music greatly, but I don't really care what's behind the sound.  It's a visceral response for me.  Stop taking yourself so seriously with the "you should care what I say about Korean ballads." attitude.  I don't care.  Most people in this discussion don't seem to care.  I get that's not the response you wanted, but it is the reality.  You've decided there is only one way to discuss and understand music (from your perspective, unsurprisingly) and you're frustrated that your opinions are not getting the respect you feel they deserve. 

Here is a simpler way to understand the situation.  The only person who is impressed with your credentials and understanding of music is...you.  That should make it easy. 


  • oglop
  • The Legend

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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10626 on: October 15, 2019, 12:40:32 pm »
How hard would it be for these textbook companies to find someone whose native language is English to proofread these garbage ass textbooks?
i've posted this before but

a few years ago the publishing company (cheonjae?) came to our school. asked us native teachers (3 of us) what improvements we recommend. we spent an hour suggesting things. they gave us 50k won each. nice.

they completely ignored every single thing we mentioned in the next edition. infact, they did the opposite. ughh


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10627 on: October 15, 2019, 12:48:25 pm »
But that would imply that anyone who disliked Korean ballads would dislike all emotional music. That we would all think we are too hard and cool and whatever to open ourselves to emotions conjured in this music. I listen to plenty of music that is designed to be emotional. I'm a weepy son of a bitch.
Well certainly not all. I mean there are people who just have preferences for other kinds of music. But those people generally don't go out of their way to knock something. But I do think it applies to some percentage of the people who don't like Korean ballads. I mean, a lot of the complaints focus on the subject matter of the songs and the underlying feelings.

But you're right that people can get sad and weepy over different kinds of music. I mean, if I want some sad down music, I'd probably go with Hank Sr. over a Korean ballad, but then again I can see why country songs from yesteryear might not appeal to some urban-dwelling woman or man in their 20s-30s.

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it's the over wrought singing style, saccharine sweet, cheesiness of them.
I think that's somewhat subjective. As you yourself point out, you find that in other kinds of music, and while some people might despise both, other people might say one is fine but not the other, simply because one is rock and familiar, while the other is Kpop and unfamiliar.

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I also don't think if i had perfect listening comprehension in Korean and could understand all the lyrics that I would suddenly have an epiphany of appreciation.
Certainly, but that can be a factor.  Understanding can make a difference.

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At the end of the day, so many of these arguments start with you having a problem with people having opinions on things. I get that its dickish to use those opinions to put people down. But we are all adults and most of us know it's just messing around.
True in some cases. I mentioned Disco Demolition Night. To use that again, I'd say a good chunk of people were there just as an amusement. Chant "Disco sucks!" a few times, see some records get blown up, have some brews and watch a ballgame. Whatever. Heck they might even have a few favorite Disco tunes. But there were also some people there who were going beyond that. They were actually angry at Disco. There was resentment that people liked it. That it was taking over their radio stations. That they were being subjected to this "lower" form of music. That they needed to prove that it was inferior and their taste was superior. That's what turned a dumb stunt into a riot. Well, that and drugs and alcohol.

I think just like that, there's this some of the same feelings regarding Kpop as well. Combined with I think, some level of ignorance. It's like the "Why is it so hot in here????" threads. And I point out that for some people, particularly people of African descent or places that are hotter, and women as well, they like things warmer and that's okay. They have just as much a right to a comfortable temperature. I think most people understand this and agree and maybe just hope for some compromise. But I think some people don't really get that. They feel there's a right temperature and it's their temperature. And like the temperature beef, I notice that the people most upset TEND TO be, uh well, common demographically.

As I said, I think Chinguetti was hitting on something when she posted this-
I also notice that a lot of the music trash talking almost exclusively begins whenever a boy band is the subject. Doesn't seem to come up as often when girl groups are mentioned.  :wink:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10628 on: October 15, 2019, 01:04:59 pm »
I know very little about brewing coffee, never really liked the stuff. So, if a coffee aficionado decides to tell me how to brew coffee, I'll STFU and hear what he/she has to say. 
I think it's like this-
A: The coffee at Ralph's Diner sucks. How can anyone like that crap? Why do people drink such crap coffee?"
B: I don't think the coffee at Ralph's is that bad. It's not for everyone, but the people there seem to like it. It certainly seems to appeal to a certain demographic of people.
A: They're wrong. It's generic crap coffee. Nothing is original about it. I know, I'm a trained barista and have decades of experience with coffee. For starters they use pre-ground coffee. That's literally the worst thing you can do for your coffee. Don't they know that freshly roasted whole bean coffee ground within 10 minutes of brewing is best because (insert scientific explanation filled with explanations about freshness and grind and blah blah blah)
B: I think they like the coffee because it's $1.25 a cup and you get unlimited refills.
A: That's not the issue. We're discussing what makes good coffee. Do you know that the coffee they use that's preground and freeze-dried isn't even single origin and it's ROBUSTA, not ARABICA??? I mean, it's like these people have never even had a cup or single origin Tanzania Peaberry prepared in a Chemex blah blah blah
B: I think there just looking for the emotional satisfaction of a hot cup of coffee to start their day, plus the waitresses at Ralph's are really nice. I think it's mostly the feeling they get from it.
A: Don't they know that feeling in fact comes from the release and proper execution of the extraction of coffee blah blah blah. I'm an expert. You don't even know what you're talking about. These are the qualities that make a good cup of coffee and the coffee at Ralph's Diner has none of these. I worked at a small time coffee shop that didn't have a big clientele, but I was a serious expert, so I know what people should be looking for in coffee. You don't understand this and that and this.
B: Dude, I'm trying to tell you that doesn't matter. People like the coffee at Ralph's because it's hot and comforting and they can enjoy it over their newspaper and the people at Ralph's are nice.
A: No, you're not listening. I'm an expert. You can't even tell the difference between a City Roast and a Full City Roast. You couldn't tell the difference between an acidic African coffee like Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and a nutty Indonesian Mandheling.
B: I think I know why your coffee shop closed and everyone goes to Ralph's. There's more to "coffee" than just coffee. At least the people at Ralph's don't spend endless hours trying to show everyone what coffee experts they are and ranting about the failings of things.  Your coffee is great, but sometimes you just want a stead cup and your newspaper.
A: You're wrong because I'm a trained expert.


  • stoat
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10629 on: October 15, 2019, 01:20:04 pm »
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As I said, I think Chinguetti was hitting on something when she posted this-
Quote from: Chinguetti on September 30, 2019, 01:11:57 pm
I also notice that a lot of the music trash talking almost exclusively begins whenever a boy band is the subject. Doesn't seem to come up as often when girl groups are mentioned.  :wink:

Is this related to your theory that males who slag off K pop bands do it because they're secretly jealous of their effeminate looks and dance moves?
 
The hype over Big Bang and BTS has far surpassed anything a girl band has produced. If people started bigging up Black Pink or Red Velvet in the same way they do those, fine I'd be more than happy to chip in with my opinion that they're also both crap. 
« Last Edit: October 15, 2019, 01:53:10 pm by stoat »


  • Aristocrat
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • November 10, 2014, 01:04:27 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10630 on: October 15, 2019, 02:11:00 pm »
Aristocrat: I know very little about brewing coffee, never really liked the stuff. So, if a coffee aficionado decides to tell me how to brew coffee, I'll STFU and hear what he/she has to say. 

Really?  I also know very little about coffee as I don't drink and don't care one iota about it, so my reaction to some coffee aficionado  trying to tell me about coffee would be to hope they could read the room and stop boring me with their expertise.  Hint, hint. 

Fascinating, you're engaging in a rather long discussion about music, yet you've no interest in it?

Or... you're interested in music and are willing to engage in an argument, that is until someone who knows more than you comes along. Then you chuck your toys, pout your lips, declare the game boring, blow a raspberry and run home.

"Runaway when you know you can't win"
I should remember that

As I long suspected, we have a name to add to the list of people who take themselves too seriously to be light heartedly mocked.  I get it, you consider yourself an expert in the study of music and its technical aspects.  You've exhaustedly covered that.  You, however, are clearly, not an expert in reading the room and realise people think your enlightenments on music are boring.  I enjoy music greatly, but I don't really care what's behind the sound.  It's a visceral response for me.  Stop taking yourself so seriously with the "you should care what I say about Korean ballads." attitude.  I don't care.  Most people in this discussion don't seem to care.  I get that's not the response you wanted, but it is the reality.  You've decided there is only one way to discuss and understand music (from your perspective, unsurprisingly) and you're frustrated that your opinions are not getting the respect you feel they deserve. 

Here is a simpler way to understand the situation.  The only person who is impressed with your credentials and understanding of music is...you.  That should make it easy. 

Many find musical understanding  fascinating. Take a seat, don't flatter yourself, the last thing I'd give a crap about is trying to impress you... you're approval is not terribly important to me.

You're absolutely hell-bent on believing I'm trying to grandstand. Has the possibility never occurred to you that a person who really has a passion for music simply likes to discuss it? Crazy! I know.
If you find a proper critique on the genres in question boring? Fine, if you can't keep up/are unwilling to participate, leave the discussion.

I made the mistake of assuming a college educated adult might take an interest in learning something new. Obviously, I was wrong.

It would be interesting to compare which would be lower, your interest in my opinion, or my interest in your approval.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10631 on: October 15, 2019, 02:16:41 pm »
Imagine not liking pop music. That must suck.


  • Mister Tim
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10632 on: October 15, 2019, 02:45:51 pm »
Imagine not liking pop music. That must suck.

Somehow I manage.


  • OnNut81
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10633 on: October 15, 2019, 02:54:17 pm »
Aristocrat: I know very little about brewing coffee, never really liked the stuff. So, if a coffee aficionado decides to tell me how to brew coffee, I'll STFU and hear what he/she has to say. 

Really?  I also know very little about coffee as I don't drink and don't care one iota about it, so my reaction to some coffee aficionado  trying to tell me about coffee would be to hope they could read the room and stop boring me with their expertise.  Hint, hint. 

Fascinating, you're engaging in a rather long discussion about music, yet you've no interest in it?

Or... you're interested in music and are willing to engage in an argument, that is until someone who knows more than you comes along. Then you chuck your toys, pout your lips, declare the game boring, blow a raspberry and run home.

"Runaway when you know you can't win"
I should remember that

As I long suspected, we have a name to add to the list of people who take themselves too seriously to be light heartedly mocked.  I get it, you consider yourself an expert in the study of music and its technical aspects.  You've exhaustedly covered that.  You, however, are clearly, not an expert in reading the room and realise people think your enlightenments on music are boring.  I enjoy music greatly, but I don't really care what's behind the sound.  It's a visceral response for me.  Stop taking yourself so seriously with the "you should care what I say about Korean ballads." attitude.  I don't care.  Most people in this discussion don't seem to care.  I get that's not the response you wanted, but it is the reality.  You've decided there is only one way to discuss and understand music (from your perspective, unsurprisingly) and you're frustrated that your opinions are not getting the respect you feel they deserve. 

Here is a simpler way to understand the situation.  The only person who is impressed with your credentials and understanding of music is...you.  That should make it easy. 

Many find musical understanding  fascinating. Take a seat, don't flatter yourself, the last thing I'd give a crap about is trying to impress you... you're approval is not terribly important to me.

You're absolutely hell-bent on believing I'm trying to grandstand. Has the possibility never occurred to you that a person who really has a passion for music simply likes to discuss it? Crazy! I know.
If you find a proper critique on the genres in question boring? Fine, if you can't keep up/are unwilling to participate, leave the discussion.

I made the mistake of assuming a college educated adult might take an interest in learning something new. Obviously, I was wrong.

It would be interesting to compare which would be lower, your interest in my opinion, or my interest in your approval.


You find many people in this discussion are finding your musical thoughts fascinating?  We must be reading different threads. 

If I don't want to participate in the discussion I should leave the discussion?  Have you checked the thread title?  If you started a thread "My musings on music by Aristocrat" then I would leave it, but this clearly isn't a discussion centered around your critiques.  In fact, I'd say you keep breaking the flow of the conversation with your "I know better than you, don't ignore my wisdom" interjections.  But, as I thought your high handedness was deserving of some non-malicious mockery I chimed (can I use that term?) in.  But, you're clearly lacking a sense of humour where your knowledge of music is involved. 

You get I'm not interested in your opinion but I don't think your interested in my approval whatsoever.  Good God, it's an anonymous discussion board for ESL teachers deskwarming.  I hope no one is looking for approval here.  However, it does seem with your seventeen years of musical study you're looking for some recognition.  Here?  Come on, man.  This is the ranting/venting mega thread on waygook.  What were you expecting?  Start a thread and get the interested parties under one roof. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10634 on: October 15, 2019, 03:01:11 pm »
Imagine not liking pop music. That must suck.
Oh you know most do deep down. It's just some desperate attempt to stand out or be rebellious or proclaim their great taste and superiority. If whatever music they were into was popular and pop was more obscure, a good many would proclaim that pop was great.

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As I said, I think Chinguetti was hitting on something when she posted this-
Quote from: Chinguetti on September 30, 2019, 01:11:57 pm
I also notice that a lot of the music trash talking almost exclusively begins whenever a boy band is the subject. Doesn't seem to come up as often when girl groups are mentioned.  :wink:
Is this related to your theory that males who slag off K pop bands do it because they're secretly jealous of their effeminate looks and dance moves?
I think this might be one of those cases where women know men better than most men know themselves.

Back in the day two of my friends played acoustic guitar (as did many more). Anyways during house parties both would bust theirs out (they were in different circles, so not the same party). But people also wanted to dance and then Top-40, hip-hop, and techno would come on. One dude would play his stuff in the basement or garage or wherever and then when everyone was dancing he was out there too and partying. Those weren't his favorite genres but he was about the party and people. The other would bitch and moan about hip hop and pop and get pissed that everyone was going to go dance and how shallow it was. Both were skilled and both had "good taste" in music.

Was it about music? Or was it about the fact that one knew how to have a good time, while the other was upset he wasn't the center of attention.

I think there's some of dude #2 in all of this as well. Same with Disco Demolition Night. Like, it's pretty obvious. As I've said, the first giveaway is the fact that you don't see Kpop fans going out of their way to trash other music on here. That's a blinking red indicator. Banter is usually a two-way street, but this is one-way.

Having your aesthetic not being popular or even outright rejected is an unnerving experience. Some people easily adapt. "Hey everyone here likes hip-hop, play some hip-hop. Hey everyone here is into country- play some country." Others are unnerved by that. Theyre outside their comfort zone and don't fit in and aren't familiar. They can be discomforted by it.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2019, 03:12:32 pm by Mr.DeMartino »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10635 on: October 15, 2019, 03:06:06 pm »
you don't see Kpop fans going out of their way to trash other music on here. That's a blinking red indicator. Banter is usually a two-way street, but this is one-way.

I agree with most of what you're saying, but I do feel that I have to correct you on this.

A lot of k-pop fans are extremely vocal about the genres they see as inferior. K-pop fans like to trash other genres of music just as much as anybody else does.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10636 on: October 15, 2019, 03:13:24 pm »
you don't see Kpop fans going out of their way to trash other music on here. That's a blinking red indicator. Banter is usually a two-way street, but this is one-way.

I agree with most of what you're saying, but I do feel that I have to correct you on this.

A lot of k-pop fans are extremely vocal about the genres they see as inferior. K-pop fans like to trash other genres of music just as much as anybody else does.

There certainly are some -stans out there. They suck just as much.


  • Mister Tim
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10637 on: October 15, 2019, 03:25:26 pm »
Just as people are allowed to like ballads, people are allowed to not like pop. You can't get on people for not recognizing that people can like whatever they want and then turn around and go after people for not liking whatever they don't. It seems strange to be open-minded enough to understand why people might like a genre you don't care for, but not enough to understand why people might not like a genre you do care for.


  • stoat
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10638 on: October 15, 2019, 04:05:40 pm »
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you don't see Kpop fans going out of their way to trash other music on here. That's a blinking red indicator. Banter is usually a two-way street, but this is one-way.

I'm pretty sure if you were on a teenage forum they'd be doing that. If there are any k pop fans on here, apart from you, I imagine they keep it pretty quiet, having judged the general mood of the site and what things people will make fun of here. There are things I like that I  wouldn't bring up on here for that reason and things I think are childish but wouldn't make fun of because they seem to be pretty popular on here. That's how banter works. You gauge the mood and take the piss out of things you think people will join in with.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2019, 04:07:38 pm by stoat »


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10639 on: October 15, 2019, 04:21:19 pm »
and we've gone full circle

didn't this whole thing start because i said something like "kpop fans are annoying"?