I’m MoJoRaven. I reside in Upstate New York and I’m pleased to have found this forum.
Music is one of the greatest passions of my life and has been since I was a child. While I do not play an instrument nor do I sing, music or music related activities take up the majority of any free time that I have. (In all honesty, music takes up a good portion of my workday as well as I incorporate it anywhere and in any way that I can.)
I have been frequently accused of “musical snobbery” but I prefer just to think of that as having clearly defined musical taste. I am open to nearly any music and will give anything a listen: once. I don’t expect everyone to agree with my opinions nor do I anticipate agreeing with the opinions of everyone else. I do try to extend and I ask for respect when participating in discussion and I greatly enjoy intelligent and engaging conversation.
My favorite genres are: Rock (especially classic rock but also some modern/alternative rock ); Blues (classic and modern); and Classical (Baroque is my favorite but I enjoy some of the heavy masters as well). I do not prefer to listen to “pop,” “teeny-bop,” most “love songs”, rap, new age, or Christian. I do like some world music (particular affinity for Irish music) and some Reggae.
Music is, for me, a multi-sensory experience; I much more than hear it. Therefore, I appear to intensely like something or intensely dislike something when the truth is I am a lot less polarized than I seem.
I participate in one other music forum and am looking to find a bit of a wider base and more diversified conversation.
I look forward to getting to know everyone and enjoying some intelligent exchanges and mutual musical exploration and appreciation.
Thank you for allowing me to join and participate.