Are men more passionate about music than women?

Vinyl junkie: John Cusack in High Fidelity (2000)
Vinyl junkie: John Cusack in High Fidelity (2000)

Bibi Lynch’s music taste has been shaped largely by the men in her life – does that mean men are more enthusiastic about music?

 

Vinyl junkie: John Cusack in High Fidelity (2000)
Vinyl junkie: John Cusack in High Fidelity (2000)

I interviewed a brilliant female photographer on my radio show the other day — about her latest wonderful exhibition which focuses on incredible, inspirational women.

(I’m stressing the gender stuff here because I want you to know this fantastic woman is pro-women, a feminist, and any other term that proves her sisterly credentials — even though I’ve never talked to her about this and so am presuming. But I know I’m right here.)

Off-air, while a song was playing, my photographer friend mused “Music always comes from men, doesn’t it?” — and I didn’t really know what she meant. So I asked. “My entire music taste has been influenced by men,” she explained. And then she told me how her dad’s passion for jazz had made her a jazz nut — and how her ex-husband’s love of opera opened her heart and ears to that genre, too.

“Music always comes from men…” When she said that my body did a little spasm and my head went “You can’t say that” — much like when you’d hear your grandad talk about the “coloured” family down the street.

But I thought about it after. And, for me, she’s right.

by Bibi Lynch – read the full article here at The Telegraph

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