Join Date: May 2002
Location: I come from just the otherside of nowhere
Re: The rant about music
Now you're kinda talking Hobo's langauge. I probably have the strangest taste in music of anyone at these forums or well anyone. I listen to ALOT of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Arlo Guthrie,George Harrison, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. Some Woody Guthrie, Roy Orbison, Lou Reed, Sarah McLaughlin, John Lennon, REM. I've probably left some out. I've always found it to be strange that people say "I don't like pop music" but haven't really got a clue what pop music is. Well at least in my view, it is music aimed at those between the ages of 8 and 18.
Think about it, anyone who says they are interested in R&B music (this modern version of it anyway) and then says they also like pop music is being a fool. As R&B, nowadays is under the blanket of pop music. Same goes for Rap, Punk, Heavy Metal and country. There are artists out there in this world who while they are placed in a certain genre are manufactured or more money driven in the way they make the music. Alot of musical genres are muddled up now, some are partailly invaded by record companies etc. to produce manufactured artists and then say that they are of a certain genre to disguse the attempt of trying to create another teeny-bop sensation. I'd hate do dissapoint any fans out there of that new punk music that has been around the last couple of years, but you are about 20 years too late for it. I'm a country music fan, so I can only really give proper examples from this genre. The likes of Shania Twain, Lee Ann Rimes, Faith Hill and Garth Brooks (circa 95-99) are prime examples of pop-fided country music. There are some people who still fly the flag for real country like Willie Nelson even if he is getting on a bit and younger artists like Toby Kieth. I think that Rodney Crowell though is on to a good thing with his new album, keeping the flag flying.
Sheryl Crow once said of Johnny Cash's American Recordings (and I am paraphrasing)albums that in an age where the music industry was in a place where money was the driving force his American albums showed that making the music for the love of making music could still happen. Let's hope that some newer artists do do that.
I think I may have strayed off the point a lot, but meh. It's a Rant. If theres one thing I can do, its Rant.