So, another year has gone by with me missing the Grammy Awards.
“Well, I wouldn’t say I’ve been missing it, Bob!”
Music today has almost no impact on me. Sure, there are occasional songs that grab my interest, but they are rare. And everything nowadays seems to be geared toward tossing together and marketing “hit singles” and not about building “quality albums”.
I seriously can’t remember the last full album I bought.
I don’t care about any of the newer “artists”. At all. They all seem like one-hit wonders;?all flash, no substance. And none of them are really very good (IMHO).
It’s sad when the best Grammy performances come courtesy of artists near or in their 60’s who’ve been around for decades. Or when a Super Bowl performance gets noticed by young kids (because Quality)and they wonder who this Missy Elliot is and when she’s gonna blow up?
It’s even sadder when all “the couple who shall not be named” can add to the evening is trashy spectacle and negativity.
Hey Music industry? Yeah, you are a hot mess and quickly becoming irrelevant.
Oh, and is it just me, or does Sam Smith look like Camryn Mannheim with a shitty pompadour?
See what I mean?
1) I never heard of Sam Smith until yesterday. It sounds like he’s been around for a while? 2) Are the trashy couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z? I DVR’d the Grammys so I will have to see if I can figure it out. 3) I’m one of the rare individuals who likes it quiet in the car — I do my best thinking there, so I don’t listen to the radio or CDs in a place where most people do. 4) I’m trying to walk more — I’ve received iTunes gift cards as presents, so I’m going to have to decide what kind of music to load on my iPhone. Everything that is already on it ( not a lot ) are “old” standards. 5) I bought one of those record players that convert LPs into MP3s. I never got around to doing it so I ended up returning it. Now I’m motivated to go through my old LP box.
Careful there you are sounding a tad bit like an old-timer.
We watched an award or two, and I loathe to say it, but I didn’t know anyone. Ok, not completely true. Ma-whore-a was there is hideous outfit. But as they read off some nominees, I’d heard OF some of these people, never seen them and def never heard their “music”. And when I sampled it: awful. just awful.
I know I sound like an old man, but it is a bad time for music. Though I am happy Rosanne Cash one her three awards – on the non-televised, non-performing grammy awards.
Dag Nabbit Hootin an hollerin just plain awful!!
And that was just Ariana Grande!
A lot of my musical discoveries are driven off my YouTube recommendations. For example, Marcus Johnson – a jazz musician. I like his music and so I’ve bought some tracks. YouTUbe is also responsible for me finding artists like Sy Smith, Algebra, etc. So it isn’t all bad.
Popular music seems to be driven by teen aged girls with indulgent parents and large allowances. Justin Bieber got where he is because teen aged girls thought him cute and wanted a boyfriend just like him. Teen aged girls wanted to be Hannah Montana, want to be a “rock star” like Ariana Grande. Teen aged girls are less interested in the music than performers who wear cool clothes and have sick dance moves.
I am also one of those that appreciate the album format. So here is my confession … The latest Taylor Swift is a true to God album. It’s cohesive in sound, style, and has a story arc! I purchased it at the local hipster music store (yes. I am also one of those brick and mortar types) and sheepishly hid it under other, much less mainstream selections when I came to the counter. The sales person worked through the stack and upon reaching the Taylor Swift album, she stopped and told me that it was one of her secret pleasures too.