Yaron Elyashiv - Jazz Saxophone
Tastes Good 04/17/2010
 
Everybody has a sense of taste. I would argue that some have a very bad sense of taste, but it is still theirs. Taste simply refers to what we like and what we don't like. When you say you don't like a concert you listened to, or a tune someone calls on a jam session, did you ever consider maybe you are lying to yourself?

Maybe it's just me, but I found myself throwing a lot of "nah, I don't like it" in the past over stuff that today I actually like very much. If I try to look back and be honest with myself, I realize that a lot of the times the reason I didn't like the song, artist, style etc' was that I didn't get it. When I say I didn't get it I mean it was either too complicated for me to feel relaxed enough to enjoy it, or too simple that I automatically dismissed it. 

The day I finally asked myself  "Do I really not like it, or is it just too difficult for me to enjoy right now?" really opened me up to new experiences. Obviously, it didn't happen suddenly in one day. But, it was a process that matured inside of me for while. 

Today I always make sure to ask myself that question before I say I don't like a song, a style of music, or an artist. If it's something that I just can't handle right now, it's ok, it doesn't mean I won't like it later after I understand it better. And if it doesn't strike any chord with me, that's ok too, blame it on my taste.

Thanks for reading. 

Tell me if you ever had the same experience and how did you deal with it.

Yaron. 

 


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    This blog started as a birthday resolution. I was never much aware of the whole blogging community out there, or why people wrote blogs. A friend of mine told me I should give it a try, and so I did.

    I write about what comes most naturally for me - music. I am a saxophone player and composer from Israel, living in New York City since 2006. It's not easy for any artist to survive in NY, not to mention succeed. But, for some reason every day there are many people arriving to the city, unpacking their suitcases and calling it their new home.

    There is not much interest for me to hype what I do here and make it sound like I am one of the few that are making it. In this blog I tell things as they are, or at least as I see them.

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