I think if you take that viewpoint its a whole different thing. I know because i do it, taking your own personal taste as the be all end all. (Dont deny it, its what musicians do )
actually i don't agree with this. i don't think you can generalize this quite as easily.
that seems to mean that musicians were somehow "less flexible" with their tastes/opinions, that they were bound to have much more fixed attitudes. well to me the only difference is perhaps that musicians might sometimes (i mean, sometimes) be able to explain the reasons behind their tastes better than some (i mean, some - i hate this kind of generalizing, really) non-musicians. and perhaps that might make it look like they opinions were somehow more fixed or even "rigid". but i've met a lot of non-musicians who have a lot more fixed attitudes about something, up to the point that it's totally impossible to even try and discuss those things (whatever they were) with them. and they might even be more or lee unable to talk about the reasons behind their tastes and even uninterested to explore the whoel issue of "why is it that i actually feel/think this way? why i like this, why i dislike that?". i think that's a lot more problematic, actually. then again, i also do know musicians who are totally uninterested to explore those things too - so all i can say is that this really doesn't depend on whether you are a musician or not. it's some other kind of a question of personality or something.
yes, what comes to (talking about) their own
art/artistic output, then you can say that musicans are probably "less flexible" in that way. but that's a necessity: you cannot be a creative artist if you don't believe in yourself and what you do 110%.
but what comes to artists' tastes on other people's art, i think it's not at all true. being a musician can give you an advantage to be able to pay attention to certain things better than others, but it doen's mean you had to have any more "fixed" attitudes/tastes than anyone else out there.
(by the way, i haven't said boris should come back. to be honest i don't think it's reasonable to wish that, so dwelling in that is living in the past, i agree.
i've just said that the cure needs a decent drummer. a world of difference.