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Comment by ferdz ines on January 29, 2009 at 3:49pm
I dont listen to todays music that much now..
I dont even listen to radio anymore, I mean the top 40 thing going (is there still top 40?). I only get to know cool music of today on MTV, if something caught my attention which to me sounded cool and thats it otherwise I listen to my music era.
Like I saw this one band named Simple Citizens I think and they sounded cool. enough.
Comment by Bodean on January 29, 2009 at 4:09pm
You know, it is said that you can tell the culture by their music. So is this what we have to look froward too? Lord I hope not...
Comment by Mysti Mayhem on January 29, 2009 at 5:09pm
I hate current music... I should have been alive in the 60s and 70s. unfortunately I didn't pop out until 84. Now, it's beats built by computers, and models posing as singers. Music has ALWAYS been about money. What's happened is that the people in charge of SELLING the music have become younger, and more square minded. Back in the 60s and 70s the suits would at least say "we don't know what it is, but lets see if it sells, let the people decide" then sometime in the 80s and onward, the suits changed to college grads who KNEW what people wanted and decided to make formulas for what sells. And now, quite literally, there is a mathematical formula to a top selling album. It breaks my heart and quite frankly makes me wish I wasn't alive sometimes, especially when I know I will never be heard because I am not blonde or 110 pounds... I never thought my voice, and my ability to write and play guitar would be based on my body....it sucks ass. Great vlog. Thanks.
Comment by Mysti Mayhem on January 29, 2009 at 5:09pm
Please watch this - I think you will like it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8r8vCKMdxs
Comment by spacemonkey1310 on January 29, 2009 at 5:54pm
I have to say on this issue (as with the price of fuel issue) Americans don't know how lucky they are.

In the UK popular music is dictated by the national radio station which in turn is lead by record companies paying to promote the manufactured crap they have produced. All image, no substance.

Occasionally a great band get lucky and make a few hits in the big time. But then the record companies produce a million sound-a-like bands overnight until you're saturated to unbearable levels and what you once loved you now hate.

I know this happens in the US too but the key word here was "national" radio station. There's no escape.

I'm feeling ya on this rant lol!!!
Comment by photo2010 on January 29, 2009 at 8:24pm
Just like much of our society, it's about the quick buck, not about creating something lasting and meaningful. When a kid said to me once: "N'Sync is our (his) generations Beatles, I thought, he's comparing some pre-programmed pop group that is more about dancing than music and comparing them to The Beatles?? The Beatles paid their dues! They composed songs, played their own instruments, and arguably changed world culture. Their music is still fun and relevant and will be for many years to come. But..every generation has its' cultural icons I guess.
Comment by SydTheSkeptic on January 29, 2009 at 10:29pm
Hey Beth!
I come in contact with over a hundred kids a day and I have to tell you, it's really interesting to see how a lot of the music we listened to is popular with their age.
Mostly it's classic rock.

Journey's one of my faves!

As far as I know, it started being more about the money in the 80's, when it became clear that kids could actually persuade their parents toward purchasing choices. I'm sure you know all about that, but apparently what they call the "whine factor" was figured in. I kid you not about this. I've done fellowships around media literacy where I had to do research about marketing trends toward the younger set, and everything changed mid-80's when "focus groups" revealed the purchasing power kids had indirectly on their parents.
Comment by JustDee on January 29, 2009 at 11:43pm
I love the music of the 60's and 70's...
Comment by spacemonkey1310 on January 30, 2009 at 2:07pm
@ Syd - the Guitar Hero and Rock Band games are responsible for a lot of the classics being liked by the kids. I'll take it though. These young ones might be inspired by the greats and change the face of future music for the better.
Comment by Mango8260 on January 31, 2009 at 6:10am
Awsome for their generation, less of them smoke. The cell phone thing cracks me up. My son's phone broke and I thought he was going to have a meltdown. The music today is great, you just gotta look. My son have turned me onto some great stuff, but them there's the "screaming" music he likes that makes me question the word "music"..

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