My goddaughter has been with me for the last two weeks and WHY is a word that has crossed my mind and come out of my mouth a lot.

Why? Why do the kids these days listen to this crap they’re passing off as music these days. Artists (and i’m using that term very, very loosely) like Lil’ wayne, Rihanna, and Katy Perry offer nothing stimulating. Nothing thought provoking. They spout mindless drivel about kissing other girls, club hopping, boozing, and basing self-worth with the superficial judegement of clothes, hair, jewelry, phones and so on.

The artists these days have very little talent in their field. Few can really sing without the help of auto-tuning and synthesizers or pen their own singles without ghost writers. Now there are a lot of talented artists out right now (Adele, Foo Fighters, and Talib Kweli to name a few) but they, for the most part, are not played on terrestrial radio.

I told my goddaughter a good way to expand her musical tastes are to go back and listen to nothing but the music that was made before the year she was born. It’s a great way to see where the music she listens to now was spawned from. Her response was “UGHHH NO HOW BORING”.

Where are the artists? Where are The Doors? The Ramones? The revolutionaries that have preceded this generation of half-assers and computer generated songbirds. Where are The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix’s?

Why do these kids settle for lesser quality pop and make undeserving people like T-pain, LMFAO, and Rebecca Black household names.


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