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Sure but whos fault is that? This is more philosophical now...

One of my favorite reflections on the state of music came from Frank Zappa's appearance on Crossfire. He made the remark of how the music industry was better when there was an out of touch cigar chomping old man running things who knew he was out of touch a willing to take a chance on a group. He goes on to say, how now that the hippy generation is in charge, things are more safe, by the numbers and bland. And this was in the mid 80s.

Personally I think most of the youth of today are unjustly blamed for their tastes, attention spans, and use of music. More output is expected in many cases from them. The live in a world that never stops moving, information is bombarded at them at alarming rates. Some will work around it, others will become a product of it in a sad way. But overall to blame the kids of today for being a product of the world created around them is rather unfair.

I know, as a teen in the 90s, me and my friends were VERY deep in the rock of then and past. We played it in our band, listened to it all the time. And really were obsessed by what we could hear from it. I know for myself I absorbed all I could. Past and present music that is. I never took to the rap movement as much, didnt do it for me, but love allot of the great stuff that was coming out then.

Yes times are changing. But really I feel the book is unwritten. And this is really a transition period as we get to know how to deal with technology that is radically new to us, given us power never before thought of. Right now we are just learning how to use and deal with it. 10 years from now we will see how we deal with it. Time will tell.


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