There I was on my way to gym at sparrows fart this morning and was listening to the radio, which I rarely do because of this very reason that I will be telling
ranting to you about. In a row – Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and for all my sins One Direction songs were played. I immediately slapped in a Fleetwood Mac CD and was back in my happy place because surely no persons morning should start off like that?
Now, I have nothing against any of these artists I fucking hate One Direction mentioned above but it got me thinking – where are the Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash and Beatles of our generation, to only name a few of the great legends that our parentals would have been listening to? What will our kids be listening to as “golden oldies” when they are in their dirty 30’s? It’s a matter of serious concern my friends. Our generation is literally going to be responsible for the demise of great music purely because we are creating utter shit. We will be stuck listening to bubblegum pop with the likes of Bieber, Selena and I don’t even know the names of the rest of them turning out their “hits”.
Just out of interest I had a little browse around the interweb – on this day in 1968 Hey Jude by The Beatles was number 1 for 9 weeks in a row. In 2013, Miley Cyrus with Wrecking Ball is number 1. Now at this very point I could rest my case. But I won’t, because there is so much more to be said here. I’m not going to get into the whole Miley Cyrus debate because I don’t believe she deserves the time of day but case in point how you even compare the little teeny bopper musical efforts to that of legends like The Beatles. There is just no comparison.
I have the appreciation for music that I do because I was taught that by my Dad and we share the same love for rock. He loved music, would always have a bit of something epic blaring out of the record player (ouch, am I really that old?) and later on the CD player on a Sunday morning whilst the brekkie was being whipped up in the kitchen. He would casually pick up his guitar and strum along with the choons, literally having an appreciation for every beat – he was so passionate about great music and I am so glad that he was. I remember it as clear as day light and it’s moments like those that are absolutely priceless and you can never replace. We even have a video of us dancing around the house like total dorks to Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac when I was at University and were all a couple of glasses of red wine down!
So this begs the question – what will I be singing along to and playing in the house for my kids? Miley Cyrus!? Really? Is that what I will be left with. It cannot be and it won’t. We’ll need to keep listening to the great legends which I would never have a problem with but how sad that the musical talent of the 21st century is producing what they are and that we are supporting them, contributing to the demise of great music.
It’s an outrage. Rant over.
Miss M x