What would you say in response if someone told you singing was superior because of the fact that singers use words?
And then I might say something like, "Hey, pal . . . Do you know what time it is? 'Cause this conversation is boring the hell out of me, and I think I have to be somewhere."I would say, "I respect your opinion, but I don't agree."
I know you and I both are opera lovers. I can't understand singers even if they're singing in English. As for vocalists, I still can't understand Dylan or Mick.I think that for songs that need words, singing is superior because then you have words -- for example, "American Pie" pretty much sucks without words, as does "99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall." So yeah, singers are better for those.
For other stuff, maybe Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings," or anything from Miles' "Kind of Blue," those would suck with words (paging Eddie Jefferson...) -- so on those, singers can f*ck off. And maybe generally.
True. How much I responded would depend on who it was, and how annoyed/jacked up I got at the time. My example above is only if I got all jacked up and wanted to beat them down. If I cared less, or didn't want to pick on them so badly, I would probably just say "What?" or maybe say nothing and just raise one eyebrow.It's a totally meaningless statement by itself.