As the loading screen tip tells us: "Take everything in moderation (even World of Warcraft!)"
I'm going to take a moment for today's Monthly Moderation to talk about music. Or at least one specific (super)genre of music. Electronic music.
I'm going to preface this saying that I treat music like I treat everything else in my life that captures my interest. Just like I totally get wrapped up in the intricacies and lore of WoW, I'm very conscious of the intricacies of electronic music.
There's a lot of things I see scrolling through my chat window that frustrate me, leave me bewildered, or make me want to weep. But there are few things that make my skin crawl quite like someone saying "I like techno." It's a statement that only comes from the keyboards of the uninformed. And it's always, always followed with examples that represent the very worst of UK Hard House and (Epic) Eurotrance. (Don't get me wrong, there is some good stuff in each of those. But it's far, far outweighed by the bad. Kind of like Hunters.)
Seriously, though. It takes everything I have not to become a total elitist d-bag in gchat at that point. So instead, I'm going to do it on my blog.
Enter Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music. I love this thing. It did the same thing for me with electronic music that Wowwiki did for me with lore. Hours and hours of dissecting and understanding and following progressions. And learning why "I like techno" is akin to "I like eating."
I was once a noob, too. I made ignorant statements about music I love. Then I learned.
Go now. Learn.
And please, please take the tone of this post with a grain of salt (just in case I haven't included enough safety winks).
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