Some people are like Oh, I hate guitars. How can you hate a guitar? It makes no sense. It's just an instrument.
I'm not a big fan of asynchronicity just for its own sake - a lot of people push rhythmic variation so far that the basic pulse of the music gets lost (and the listener is confused).
Stylistic evolution comes from listening to what other people have done and making a Darwinistic modification.
I'd like to see people try to sample the sound less and try to sample the style a bit more. Some people see this sort of 'copying' as offensive.. I'm inclined to think the opposite - all music is built on imitation and expansion.
There's a big difference between playing shows for fun, and playing shows because you're in desperate need of the money.
If I was obsessed with making money off of my music, I wouldn't have released it for free on the internet for the last 5 years.
I feel that music is the art which can best express the emotions which flow within us. It conveys something bigger than it is.
Usually musicians have egos and personality quirks which makes it difficult to form collaborative efforts (for long periods of time, anyways).
I think that the public judges a song on the overall feel, not individual samples. If a sample contributes too heavily to the song, and the sample is recognized, the opinion of the piece goes down.
Unfortunately Sting's jazz work isn't nearly as inventive as his rock songs.
I find a lot of club music extremely boring.
One of the issues these days is the sheer amount of music out there to be listened to. There are more bands than one could ever hope to explore.
Once you have a basic grasp of the theories underlying music, you can pretty much pick up any instrument you want.
As with any collaboration, you have to find someone that's in your 'mode' of making music.
It's hard to quantify a 'top ten' list of songs for many reasons. I like many styles of music, and it's difficult to compare radically divergent types of music with each other.