i find it really odd how so many musicians have such wide tastes in music, but generally make music rooted in one genre, or maybe two.
it seems that if someone makes music in a drastically different style, fans distrust it as not being "authentically" them, or pointless dilettantism.
so: people who listen to music: how do you react if you hear that, say, someone who makes music from the sphere you're most interested in makes music from another genre? or if someone who doesnt make what youre into suddenly starts making what you're into?
and people who make music: do you stick to one style, or make lots of different stuff, and why? i dont mean writing indie songs with a variety of different styles colouring in, i mean, say, making laptop music as well as full band music, or ambient music as well as songs.