Originally Posted by beeman458
You don't have to take it literally. There is some truth to it as a metaphor.
With all due respect, it's the idea that folks with a brain get together and everything boils down to Freud's, who's is bigger than the other's. This, as if nobody ever got a passing grade in Psych 101 and are just discovering psychology for the first time.
The comment on my part was simply an observation. The truth of the matter is, as Freud commented: "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." Makes me think of Randy Neuman and "Short People." FWIW, music stores are filled with musical bling.
Passing grade and actual comprehension are two very different things. Are you referring to penis envy? With an apparent understanding of Psychoanalysis like that, you might want to return to college. Juuuuust kidding :P.
On a more related note, being a musician is a double edged sword.
As both a drummer and "audiophile" it is hard to be fully happy with either camps.
You have the crazy good music being recorded on garbage, and people listening like garbage on really good equipment.
What it boils down to is they are more interested in music production, and not its reproduction. Musicians understand music and its patterns much better, and more innately than a non musician, and there are many ways in which they are simply superior to a non listener. At this point there is little room for arguing, because a trained brain is biologically better, faster, more precise, and advanced than a non trained brain could ever be.
That being said, they do seem to settle for some lack luster playback equipment. They don't look discontent to me though. iPod ear buds are all some need, and probably due to the fact their brain is so trained it can make up for lots of the short comings. The fact they understand the music so much better might mean they need far less to work with for enjoyment, and that seems to be the case. I don't doubt they could enjoy some nice speakers or headphones, but they simply don't crazy it the way others do.
Either party can venture and become both, and an Ideal combo in my mind, but musicians are clearly the better listeners. Stuff like that happens when people spend time practicing, learning theory and participating in music, and others put shiny rocks on their 10k CD player to try and add "more air"...
Edited by sokolov91 - 9/30/10 at 7:59pm