Thursday, January 13, 2011

A music rant i dug up...

I've never been in a bob dylan mood before, it feels nice. He's a poet, this should help that whole writing process. I watched a documentary on Hunter s. thompson today...i'm jealous how much inspiration he had in his time. He had the sixties filled with heavy, forceful politics. so much rage. rage rage rage...people demanding to be treated the same, demanding change and equal rights. The energy and the flow of the counter culture, this alternate life style filled with peace and love and drugs...cities filled with these people fighting the goverment and for the way of life to change. to not be completly about whats in your pocket but who you are and the freedom to pursue that. I was born in the wrong generation because the generation i am in now i dont identify with what so ever...when did music turn from getting out a message, when did music move on from catchy tunes that made you think, that you were able to identify with at that moment in time when you heard that song. That made you happy to be in that day and age living at that time and only wanting to live at that time, to moving to booty shaking anthems that are all about money and theres no reading into it whatsoever? It makes me disgusted to see that no one is united...no one is together in anything. I accept peoples personal views but its everywhere, so spuratic... we're are going backwards. We move from the times with heros like martin luther king jr and robert kennedy, people who are fighting for equality to today where woman are labeled as objects in rap videos and we even further the stereotypes that black people carry guns and steal and sell drugs. we are pushing ourselves backwards. I can't even feel passion in new rock or "alternative" music...its generic. All of it, with nothing original. No words in these songs make me feel anything. The music itself, guitar, bass, drums, all the standard elements are there but there is no rhythem, there is nothing new. The same standard power chords held together with your unaltertered drum beats..maybe a bit of cowbell...but nothing new. It pisses me off that this is what i'm expected to incorporate myself into. I'm supposed to buy posters of Joe Jonas and i'm supposed to listen to Jay Z on my iphone. I have to drink skyy vodka at parties and dance like a whore. Music is suppossed be a huge part of a culture. In the sixties there was what we now call classic rock, things that broke the threshold and fueled nights of heavy drugs, music enhanced the experience. Move to the seventies where those still on the drug wagon snort coke at studio 54 and dance the night away...the eighties your move to electonica, which is horrible, a complete generation that should be forgotten but i'm sure even living in the eighties is better than today. then in the 90's you move on to a variety. Hiphop makes its way into the scene but it still has its roots, it still has its meaning and theres grunge music, causing another generation to make the realization that they odnt have to be happy if they dont want to. The electionica of the eighties turns to techno where more counter culture, more people saying they wanna drop out and ectasy is the huge hit in random warehouses.
Ok so we move to the 00's...was there too much variety? did we do everything already? am i suppossed to sit back and think thats the end of original thought and music? Was it too much of a good thing. We move to change, change, change, music...and now we have so much variety it isnt even original anymore? I have enjoyed more songs played in the my living room by kids that come by my house than i have listening to organized songs on the radio.i guess i'm on a complicated subject, a subject my stoned mind is having trouble wrapping itself around. I'm not saying i hate every song produced in the past 10 years, i couldn't say that. But i hate pretty much 85% of the songs that the media, radio, tv, movies, magazines have told me i should like at this time. Anything i do generally listen to is shit most people havent even heard of. another note, what happened to rolling stone? It used to have hunter s. thompson and got into actual issues, not even just music. Now i have to see the jonas brothers on the cover? give me a fucking break...and just now on my pandora music player i'm getting ads for shampoo....

1 comment:

the Music of the Night said...

i love and aggrrree with like everything in this post!