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Local Music
Local Music

Modal Verbs

Date: Jun 06 2011

Themes: Music, Travel

Grammar: Modal Verbs

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Pop stars like Britney Spears and Lady Gaga are known around the world. But every city has its homegrown bands that only the locals know about.

For some music fans, there’s nothing better than discovering a hot local act before they blow up. But others have a hard time keeping up with the local music scene and find it easier to just stick to more mainstream music. Find out if Marni and Mason support local music.

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Marni

Marni

Mason

Mason

Marni:  So Mason, I, you know, I play music, I’m in a band. But I am terrible about supporting local music.

Mason:  Yeah, I mean, I’m kind of in the same boat. Like I locked my musical taste in somewhere around the late 1990s. But you know, going out to see local music is generally a word of mouth thing for me, like someone I know invites me out to see a show.

Marni:  So it’s not, you know, see a flyer on a post on the street.

Mason:  I enjoy the flyers for their design, but for discovering something new it’s not gonna work.

Marni:  Right.

Mason:  And it’s such a weird thing, like the bands that I would probably like to see in concert at this point are probably gonna play really big venues, and yet, I hate seeing shows in really big venues. I like seeing small little intimate shows.

Marni:  Right. So what’s a fan to do?

Mason:  What is a fan to do? Why doesn’t Radiohead play, like 100 person venues for me? How much would that ticket cost?

Marni:  I don’t know.

Mason:  It’d be like a $2000 dollar ticket.

Marni:  Perhaps.

Mason:  Probably more.

 

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Marni plays in a band and wants to support local music. But she doesn’t keep up with it as much as she would like.

Mason agrees that it’s hard to support local bands. He doesn’t know about many new local bands that are out there right now. When he goes to see a show at a small local venue, he usually hears about it from someone else.

Even though he doesn’t know a lot of local bands, Mason prefers seeing shows at small, local venues. He doesn’t like to go to huge arenas where extremely popular bands play. Unfortunately, most of his favorite bands are too famous to play at small venues.

Do you support local music in your town? Do you prefer going to shows at large venues or small venues?

 

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bluese

bluese

Turkey

Local music is actually the birth place of all musical styles, where formation of the current music trends and where local musicians playing music,sounds and all the countries available in the world has a very rich source oflocal music, Turkish folk music, especially in this area has a rich texture. I suggest everyone to listen and to examine the tissue.Smile

08:04 PM Aug 01 2011 |

glorious gloria

United States

I am defnitely not a big fan of any music. I go with my feelings. Whatever music makes me feel relaxed and happy certainly will attract me for a long time even though it is very out of date.

12:54 AM Jun 11 2011 |

Omar alsaqqaf

Yemen

everybody like to know why people love local music ? from where it got this magical attraction ..simply I’ll say ..really and perhaps some of you will disagree with me ..when I listen to the local one..I feel deeply move …I smell the beautiful air of my country as its coming from the music …simply it makes you feel patriotic 

04:05 PM Jun 08 2011 |

sofree

sofree

China

I don’t know any local musician, and in this day and age, everyone can blow up because of the internet, only if you are really good.


I prefer small venues, I hate crowded places.

05:33 AM Jun 08 2011 |

Athosfbc

Athosfbc

Brazil

well I’m one of them!!! I mean, I’m a player of small band from my city, everyone here know it, but some other cities also heard about us.


I think that this is cool!!

12:22 PM Jun 07 2011 |

wwongsapun

wwongsapun

Thailand

Yes I will be support the local music, I think this’s a unique each local different. That is interesting!

02:04 AM Jun 07 2011 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

idint support any local music , but like music .

10:44 PM Jun 06 2011 |

Has123

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

I don’t like local music because singers here in Gaza , Palestine , don’t have the quality to sing well and take others into their music. On the contrary , i like to listen to American and western singers cos it makes sense to me.


 

08:35 PM Jun 06 2011 |

johnson850225

Taiwan

Taiwan have many good singers, like Jay Chou. He usually make East muisc and West music to merge. It’s kind of the local music in Taiwan.

01:50 PM Jun 06 2011 |

Hikari_BL

Hikari_BL

Russian Federation

I suport local music and I very very like to go to the concerts. I think that there are really good bands in every town.

01:10 PM Jun 06 2011 |

oroba

oroba

Yemen

Criz search thanx for ur comment ,Miss seba the artist are people who send a massage in a fuuny way ,just give ur self chance to listen 

12:49 PM Jun 06 2011 |

ophelia_0081

Turkey

I really support local music in my town because it reflects our culture!

11:20 AM Jun 06 2011 |

Adeeb Akmal

Pakistan

Its really hard to express the feelings about local music here in Gilgit-the north of Pakistan.I mean its a kind of music that doesn’t have any relation with the actual genre.


The music played in my region is composed of a Sitar ( Guitar shaped instrument),two sided drums,and a band flute.


For me its boring because I like Pop-Rock and Hard Rock music which isn’t closer to the music played in this region.


However,Bands in the other cities of Pakistan are really great at studio and performance.


I support them fully and I enjoy listening to thier Music.


Thanks Englishbaby for giving a chance to express what I feel :-)

10:49 AM Jun 06 2011 |

Miss.Seba

Miss.Seba

Yemen

In yemen there are alot of singers and they have alot of fans ..about me i don’t like yemeni songs that much even those which critisize the government and discuss the current political situation in yemen . i only like patriotic songs for Ayoob taresh and Amal Arafah _

10:13 AM Jun 06 2011 |

oroba

oroba

Yemen

in my country there are alot of talented singer I prefer the one who criticize the political situation  during they songs ,they have sooo funny songs


 

07:47 AM Jun 06 2011 |

Madline

Madline

Jordan

I completely support the local music in my town , Of course the large one becaues It would be more exciting :)))

06:25 AM Jun 06 2011 |

Whitney S

Whitney S

Colombia

I love the local talent of my country. 


CHOCQUIBTOWN is the best local music band around the world! :D


Ps: I love you, Slow Mike!!

06:14 AM Jun 06 2011 |

tecsroc

tecsroc

Mexico

jeje… good lessOn!!!

04:21 AM Jun 06 2011 |

An-china

An-china

Germany

For the large venues,if I have enough money, I will choose.If not,once u show in the large venues, u can just stay in the coner, how can u enjoy urself?


And also,I support local music,something need support before they bocome popular;0

02:51 AM Jun 06 2011 |

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