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Perhaps the opposite of “stuck up and phony” would be
Stuck down and real.
By “It’s all a matter of ears” I meant “people tend to hear the same music in entirely different ways.” That fact is interesting, because it’s a sign that we are all really quite different from one another, despite also having a lot in common.
I would love to be able to wear the other person’s ears and “hear it the way they hear it,” because only then could we understand their reaction.
The question of “understanding the audience and their taste” is central to broadcasting.
We may know what they want, but sometimes it’s hard to understand why they want it.
Digging into these questions is not meant to criticize anyone, only to struggle with understanding.
The same technician that wonders how AM radiates can also wonder what makes listener’s tick.