New Music vs Old Music
Music was my first love, and it will be my last. Music of the future.......etc.
Music makes my world go round. As a consumer, I tend to enjoy a good back story to my music which is why my preference is for interesting artists who craft rather than "produce" their musical output. There is room for all sorts these days but artist longevity is seriously compromised by the "throw away" generations who have come along in the last 30 years or so. Being of a certain age, I guess it is quite expected that I should harp back continuously to my own golden age of the musicians art but I really do struggle to keep my focus when listening to the next bright young things. Most come and go with the jet stream and with too many outlets for content of varying quality available I often reach back through the years for home ground where I can feel comfortable that what I am listening to is original and actually comes from the musicians rather then their record company, IT consultant or some talentless, high-waisted moron looking to turn a quick buck! The thing is, I don't think I am alone. I teach guitar in what spare time I have these days and the majority of those I teach between the ages of 10 and 17 want to learn rock tunes from the 70's with hardly any requests for this century's artists. Coupled with the news that Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love"
has been voted the number one guitar riff of all time by BBC Radio 2 listeners, I am interested to discover other music lovers opinions of the modern trend for listening to a nameless faceless tune as opposed to carefully taking the wrapper from a new album and listening to it in its entirety. Please discuss and report back for the sake of on going balance.
See you all next month I hope.