Re: The TV thread
posted at 9/25/2013 11:46 PM EDT
In response to RogerTaylor's comment:
"did not get a hot review at all, I'm afraid"
A review is an opinion, opinion's are like a "nose" - everyone has one!
Kinda surprised that you would let someone infuence your viewing habits based on thier opinion (but it sounds like you don't waste much time watching TV = smart!)
I think about this a lot, Roger. I roll my eyes when people say they aren't influenced by advertising...yeah, right.
But reviews I see differently. I honestly can't think of a single record I've bought following a review. Friends' recommendations, gigs, sure....I don't live in a vacuum.
I had a phase a few years back when I would buy records based solely on the name of the band and/or the sleeve art. I'd guess the hit rate was about 40%, but in truth I can only remember the hits including:
The Friends of Dean Martinez - don't know how to describe it....ambient, Westernish lounge music....the sort of thing I "officially" am not supposed to like....it's brilliant. A close mate, eye-rollingly into crappy pop dance music, loved them even more and has bought every one of the albums.
Campus Tramps - Brilliant, dumb-as-a-dumb-post trashy Punk rubbish. I actually knew the singer a little bit before I bought it but was unaware of the connection at the time. He's become a close friend since and is......ehhhh....hard to explain....sort of the John Waters of rock and roll but nowhere near as talented and he'd slap me for even suggesting it.