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The thing with me is that if I pay for music, code, or even a bloody toilet, it had damned well better be made by people who are well trained and highly competent at their jobs.
Very little in the entertainment field is made by people with any level of competence at all. If no-one would pay an incompetent coder or plumber, why the Hell are so many people so happy to pay incompetent "entertainers"?
The little mermaid, there, is not, by any stretch of the imagination, competent at her job.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
Mostly agreed... Sometimes creating something beautiful is not about being the best at it.
I generally don't like guitar "virtuoso's" like Yngwie Malmsteen or Steve Vai.
I'm not into Dream Theater, a band with some of the most skilled rock musicians around.
A friend of mine is into that stuff.
With music, and arts in general, you just have to like it, feel it, or you don't.
Most people don't like Mozart, but they do like Niki Minaj, even though they'd probably admit Mozart has quite a bit more skills.
People are paying for a feeling, not for skills, and that's highly subjective.
Just look at my SOTW's, how many did you actually like and how many did you consider skilled musicians, yet I loved them for one reason or another
Funny you should mention Tarja... Nightwish Phantom Of The Opera Official Live Video HD - YouTube[^]
The Phantom of the Opera is not an opera though, it's a musical.
It was the first musical I ever saw (I was 7 years old at the time), so it has a special place in my heart (and I love this song and the overture, which is pretty epic)
My first live opera came much later, I can't even remember what it was, and I can't say I'm a fan
Sort of followup to nand's sport question...
I've found myself NOT watching broadcast media (in particular free-to-air TV) at all, except for live sports (even then normally via stream.)
- don't watch any TV series "on TV" - rather watch on-demand (IF, when, where I want)
- don't watch any "reality shows" at all or ever - rather snort random baby projectile vomit
- don't watch any talk shows (Late Show, Jimmy Kibley, John Stevens, Clodburtt)
Not even news (who cares, 60% is useless, 10% sad news (i.e. a blind gay vegan dog got stuck up a tree)' and other 30% is tainted by broadcaster allegiance bullshhit - "Trump's gonna lose" - LOf*L)
yep, the only thing I'll watch via broadcast media is: live sports
(of course only sports I care about, tour de frogolia drugs, wimbledork, even the ollielimpdicks can suc...).
we have a TV, latest digital [free-to-air] receiver dingus... hasn't been switched once on in the last 3 months, probably longer. (even broadcast sport is better via stream)
in fact just remembered few months back the missus mentioned the TV was not working well, weird colors or summat.... phhht, who cares
Italian TV is trash, with a few exceptions. I watch it about once a year, me and my wife have a sort of ritual of zapping the whole Christmas night on those network that have usually half a dozen viewers.
All the rest is on demand, on blue ray or on streaming.
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Excluding when I'm away from home and someone else's TV is on, never.
I pulled the plug on all things follyweird around a decade ago in all forms (broadcast, cable, optical disc and never bothered trying this new fangled streaming thing the kids on my lawn are going on about - it's still the same crap in a different package).
Nothing I've seen since then has made me regret doing so in the least.
Not giving an elephant about sportsball in any form definitely made doing so easier.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Not giving an elephant about sportsball in any form
I never have. I don't see the point in it.
Reality TV is unreal - so I've heard; I never have watched it.
News TV is unreal - so I've heard; I only used to watch the BBC and no longer even that since the 80's.
I can't sit through sitcoms since they are not com at all.
I could go on but my favourite show isn't on TV anymore.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
It seems I'm the only old fashioned TV watcher here, a lot of Dutch television but that's more because the wife watches it, personally Dutch soaps and series always disgusted me
During our vacation in Denmark we even watched some German television, yes no subtitles, everything dubbed in German !
There is no such thing! 30% of air time is commercial therefore a 30 min. sitcom is 10 minutes of ads and if you got paid for the time that you sit through these mind numbing ads would it be worth your time. Not mine!
1. A person that fixes stuff you can't.
2. One who does precision guesswork based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.
Nope. We dumped our cable TV a year or so ago, reducing our monthly bill from $185 to $65 (Internet only now). Mrs. Wife still watches one broadcast channel occasionally. I watch Netflix or Blu-Ray/DVD.
Nothing live - ever - unless, as others have pointed out, I'm at somebody else's place and the TV happens to be on. Even then, that's when I get re-acquainted with how horrible live TV has devolved into.
As if commercial breaks weren't bad enough - now you have in-your-face animated TV station logos, and promotions for other shows on network TV taking up the lower third.
My main source of TV shows to this day remains Usenet, and I have no moral qualms about that - I always end up purchasing those series I enjoy, and because of such posts, I've discovered (and purchased) more series than I ever would have otherwise.
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