I have been thinking lately about the comments on songs on thesixtyone. Yes, it's true. I comment a lot on songs I like. I comment for two reasons:
- Providing the Artist feedback on the song they just put up: After all, Instant Feedback is one of the key draws of thesixtyone
- Provide other listeners an instant mechanism to see what someone else thought of the song they are listening to.
Now, I never claimed to be a worthy wordsmith, weaving together wondrous imagery for comments and my comments span the spectrum from the inane "Awesome" and "sweet tune" to the slightly more well thought out, describing what I like about the song's makeup, sound, vocals and lyrics.
I almost always read the comments on a song that I am listening to. I like seeing everyone else's perspective and at times, wit. I also think that comments are one of the reasons Artists like this site. I would like to see more comments on songs and sometimes, the comment parody is as interesting (if not more) than the actual song - Case in point: STEFY! There was a time a few months ago that it was suggested that we comment on songs more, just to provide that feedback. What do you think of that idea?
Maybe a post regarding different ways of describing music would be in order too. Seems like Pitchfork.com has the most strange verbiage to describe songs and we should add some of those words to our wiki as well as develop our own verbs. First one on the list: TASTY!