Came in here to read happy mutant comments about Yoko and the B-52’s, and then see the thread devolve into “if you don’t like Yoko’s music, you’re lazy.”
Please don’t do that. It’s exactly the kind of gate keeping, snobby intellectualism that puts people off. I don’t much care for her music, just as I don’t much care for Bjork’s music, or speed metal, or country, or kabuki. Doesn’t’ make me “lazy”, it just means I enjoy different things. I acknowledge Picasso’s influence, even if I find much of his work visually unappealing. Same with Yoko, which is what this piece is celebrating, her influence on other groups that I DO really like. This is the kind of piece designed specifically to appeal to me and help me understand her. This thread undermines that work by telling me I’m “lazy” because her music “challenges” me and is clearly too “hard” for the likes of me.
Art is a subjective experience that is personal to each person. How we respond to it is exactly right because it is our own personal response. It may differ from your response, and we may not see the things you do, but that doesn’t make us stupid. That just means we are moved in different ways.